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When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet, 1923)
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Khalil Gibran
The light of stars that were extinguished centuries ago still reaches us. So it is with the great, who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.
Khalil Gibran
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. 
Khalil Gibran
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet, 1923)
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
Khalil Gibran (Sand and Foam, 1926)
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
Khalil Gibran
How shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater than their misdeeds?
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet - On Crime and Punishment, 1923)
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet - On Death, 1923)
The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet - On Joy and Sorrow, 1923)
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Khalil Gibran
When two women talk they say nothing; when one woman speaks she reveals all of life.
Khalil Gibran (Sand and Foam, 1926)
It is only when you are pursued that you become swift.
Khalil Gibran (Sand and Foam, 1926)
I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath.
Khalil Gibran (The Madman - Faces, 1918)
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Khalil Gibran
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.
Khalil Gibran
You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet, 1923)
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
Khalil Gibran
There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen, to philosophy and to the divine.
Khalil Gibran (Mirrors of the Soul)
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Khalil Gibran (Sand and Foam, 1926)
All men love you for themselves. I love you for yourself.
Khalil Gibran
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet - On Death, 1923)
Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.
Khalil Gibran (Sand and Foam, 1926)
If you could hear the whispering of the dream you would hear no other sound.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet - Farewell, 1923)
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
Khalil Gibran
Love without beauty is like flowers without fragrance.
Khalil Gibran
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Khalil Gibran
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.
Khalil Gibran
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Khalil Gibran (The Prophet - On Friendship, 1923)
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Khalil Gibran Biography

Born: January 6, 1883
Died: April 10, 1931

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese artist, poet and writer. He is most commonly known for his book "The Prophet". Khalil is also one of the most succesful poets of all time.

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The Madman (1918)
The Forerunner (1920)
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Sand and Foam (1926)
Jesus, The Son of Man (1928)

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