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57 Kahlil Gibran Quotes On Love, Kindness, Time, And Life

55 Kahlil Gibran Quotes On Love, Kindness, Time, And Life

List Of 57 Kahlil Gibran Quotes On Love, Kindness, Time, And Life:

#1 “We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.”

#2 “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.”

#3 “Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.”

#4 “And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

#5 “When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”  

#6 “A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?”

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#7 “Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.”

#8 “Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.”

#9 “The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”

#10 “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.”

#11 “One’s own religion is, after all, a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s.” 

#12 “When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”

#13 “My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.”

#14 “Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”

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#15 “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.”

#16 “They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.”

#17 “If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

#18 “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way, your mind looks at what happens.”

#19 “The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”

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

 

#21 “Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers, it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.”

#22 “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

#23 “I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.”

#24 ”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.”

#25 “When you part from your friend, you grieve not; for that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.”

#26 “You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.”

#27 “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

#28 “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”

#29 “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”

#30 “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

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#31 “You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”

#32 “We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”

#33 “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding… 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”

#34 “Love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”

#35 “To belittle, you have to be little.”

#36 “I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.”

#37 “For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

#38 “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

#39 “It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone… but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.”

#40 “No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.”

#41 “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

#42 “We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”

#43 “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

#44 “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.”

#45 “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

#46 “The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.”

#47 “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself”

#48 “I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.”

#49 “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

#50 “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

#51 “One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”

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

#53 “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

#54 “Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.”

#55 ”Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”

#56 “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”

#57 “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”

References

https://www.biography.com/writer/khalil-gibran
http://www.gibrankhalilgibran.org/AboutGebran/Biography/

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