Kahlil Gibran Sayings and Quotes

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


Work is love made visible. And if you cannot 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 those who work with joy.     

Kahlil Gibran

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.     

Kahlil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.     

Kahlil Gibran

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.     

Kahlil Gibran

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.     

Kahlil Gibran

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.     

Kahlil Gibran

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?     

Kahlil Gibran

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were     

Kahlil Gibran

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.     

Kahlil Gibran

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.     

Kahlil Gibran

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.     

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.     

Kahlil Gibran

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.     

Kahlil Gibran

Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.     

Kahlil Gibran

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.     

Kahlil Gibran

There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing.     

Kahlil Gibran

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.     

Kahlil Gibran

Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.     

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble.     

Kahlil Gibran

You give but little when you give of your possessions.It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.     

Kahlil Gibran

The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.     

Kahlil Gibran

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot 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 those who work with joy.     

Kahlil Gibran

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.     

Kahlil Gibran

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.     

Kahlil Gibran

To realize that prophecy in the people is like fruit in the tree is to know the unity of life.     

Kahlil Gibran

An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.     

Kahlil Gibran