Khalil Gibran Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Khalil Gibran quotes, Khalil Gibran sayings, and Khalil Gibran proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.     

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

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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.     

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Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.     

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A man can be free without being great, but no man can be great without being free.

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

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

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Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

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And think not you can direct the course of love, For love, If it finds you worthy, Directs your course.

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Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower. Dream your dream to the sky and it will bring you your beloved.

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

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The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

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Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.     

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In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.

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In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the oceans.

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For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

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Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.     

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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

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

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The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.

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Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.     

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

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

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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.

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

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.     

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If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?

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

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Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.     

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