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.


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

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You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving." The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.     

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To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.     

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The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.     

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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.     

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Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.     

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Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.     

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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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We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.     

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Between the shores of the oceans and the summit of the highest mountain is a secret route that you must absolutely take before being one with the sons of the Earth.     

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Tolerance is love sick with the sickness of haughtiness.     

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Work with love, it is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart.     

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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.      

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A hermit is one who renounces the world of fragments that he may enjoy the world wholly and without interruption.     

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Joy and sorrow are inseparable, together they came and where one sits alone with you at the board remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.     

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Those who give you a serpent when you ask for a fish, may have nothing but serpents to give.     

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Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.     

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Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart..     

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And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rises above its own ashes.     

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Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.     

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Love is quivering happiness.     

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Strange that creatures without backbones have the hardest shells.     

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In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.     

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Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness     

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There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.     

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Love is timeless. Death does not separate the lover from the beloved.     

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Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness.     

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You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have built are but the foundation of your giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation.     

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For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.     

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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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