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Kahlil Gibran Quotes

(1883-1931), Lebanese Poet, Novelist

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.

Category: Kindness

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

Category: Knowledge

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Category: Knowledge

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

Category: Knowledge

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Category: Love

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.

Category: Love

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.

Category: Love

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.

Category: Love

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Category: Mind

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

Category: Modesty

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.

Category: Money

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Category: Nature

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Category: Pain

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Category: Potential

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.

Category: Silence