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55 Best Quotes by Khalil Gibran

Popular Khalil Gibran Quotes

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese- American writer, artist and poet. He is mainly known in the English speaking world for his inspirational book The Prophet as well as due a series of thoughtful essays written in prosaic English writing style. Thus here are some of the popular thoughts by Khalil Gibran.

Khalil Gibran Quotes

  1. “Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” – Khalil Gibran
  2. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” – Khalil Gibran
  3. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran
  4. “To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.” – Khalil Gibran
  5. “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” – Khalil Gibran
  6. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran
  7. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.” – Khalil Gibran
  8. “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  9. “If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.” – Khalil Gibran
  10. “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  11. “Let your best be for your friend…” – Khalil Gibran
  12. “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Khalil Gibran
  13. “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  14. “Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.” – Khalil Gibran
  15. “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  16. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.” – Khalil Gibran
  17. “Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.” – Khalil Gibran
  18. “The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.” – Khalil Gibran
  19. “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  20. “Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.” – Khalil Gibran
  21. “When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.” – Khalil Gibran
  22. “Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” – Khalil Gibran
  23. “Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.” – Khalil Gibran
  24. “Your friend is your needs answered.” – Khalil Gibran
  25. “No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.” – Khalil Gibran
  26. “The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.” – Khalil Gibran
  27. “And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.” – Khalil Gibran
  28. “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.” – Khalil Gibran
  29. “You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?” – Khalil Gibran
  30. “Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth.” – Khalil Gibran
  31. “I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.” – Khalil Gibran
  32. “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” – Khalil Gibran
  33. “The teacher gives not of his wisdom, but rather of his faith and lovingness.” – Khalil Gibran
  34. “One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.” – Khalil Gibran
  35. “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” – Khalil Gibran
  36. “Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.” – Khalil Gibran
  37. “An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.” – Khalil Gibran
  38. “Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.” – Khalil Gibran
  39. “Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love.” – Khalil Gibran
  40. “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” – Khalil Gibran
  41. “The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.” – Khalil Gibran
  42. “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran
  43. “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?” – Khalil Gibran
  44. “Work is love made visible. And if you can’t work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy.” – Khalil Gibran
  45. “The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.” – Khalil Gibran
  46. “To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice” – Khalil Gibran
  47. “Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.” – Khalil Gibran
  48. “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  49. “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  50. “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Khalil Gibran
  51. “Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” – Khalil Gibran
  52. “Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.” – Khalil Gibran
  53. “Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” – Khalil Gibran
  54. “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  55. “Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.” – Khalil Gibran

Above were few of the best quotes by Khalil Gibran, if you have more of his quotes do share the same in the comments section.