Khalil Gibran is a man whose wisdom we never get tired of reading. The renowned Lebanese poet and author is well known for his seminal work The Prophet and addressing mystic themes in his writings.
Here are some of our most loved lines from the writer.
“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Liberty without thought is like a disturbed spirit.”
“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.”
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”
“All that spirits desire, spirits attain.”
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
“If you love somebody let them go, for if they return they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.”
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
“Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”
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