Kahlil Gibran Quotes


Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese poet, artist and writer. As a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he began his literary career. He used to write in both English and Arabic. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is primarily known for his book “The Prophet”, published in 1923. The “Prophet” an early example of inspirational fiction. The book sold exceptionally well despite a cool critical reception. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

Kahlil Gibran Quotes:

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are the eternity and you are the mirror.

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Love is trembling happiness.

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

And I say that 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; And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God.

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?

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