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Kahlil Gibran Quotes

(1883-1931), Lebanese Poet, Novelist

One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.

Category: Adversity

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

Category: Adversity

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.

Category: Advice

Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.

Category: Age And Aging

Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

Category: Beauty

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

Category: Beauty

You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

Category: Children

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.

Category: Comfort

Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.

Category: Contentment

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Category: Dance And Dancing

Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.

Category: Desire

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Category: Doubt

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.

Category: Dreams

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.

Category: Exaggeration