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Khalil Gibran

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfe…

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in…

Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

During the first period of a man’s life the gre…

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. When once the risk has really been taken, then the greatest danger is to risk too much.

During the first period of a man’s life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. When once the risk has really been taken, then the greatest danger is to risk too much.

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though hi…

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toler…

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your…

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

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

When you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furt…

When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.

When you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life…

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never…

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

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

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Love is the only freedom in the world because i…

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course

Lovers embrace that which is between them rathe…

Lovers embrace that which is between them rather than each other

Lovers embrace that which is between them rather than each other

A friend who is far away is sometimes much near…

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?

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…

Could you keep your heart in wonder at the dail…

Could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy.

Could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy.

Make me, oh God, the prey of the Lion, ere you …

Make me, oh God, the prey of the Lion, ere you make the rabbit my prey

Make me, oh God, the prey of the Lion, ere you make the rabbit my prey

A root is a flower that disdains fame.

A root is a flower that disdains fame.

A root is a flower that disdains fame.

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls…

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating …

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.

You work that you may keep peace with the earth…

You work that you may keep peace with the earth and the soul of the earth

You work that you may keep peace with the earth and the soul of the earth

And let the winds of the heavens dance between …

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Would that you could meet the sun and the wind …

Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your body and less of your raiment

Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your body and less of your raiment

Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a…

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.

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.

the silence that guards the tomb does not revea…

the silence that guards the tomb does not reveal God's secret in the obscurity of the coffin, and the rustling of the branches whose roots suck the body's elements do not tell the mysteries of the grave, by the agonized sighs of my heart announce to the living the drama which love, beauty, and death have performed

the silence that guards the tomb does not reveal God’s secret in the obscurity of the coffin, and the rustling of the branches whose roots suck the body’s elements do not tell the mysteries of…

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass …

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.

When you work you are a flute through whose hea…

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of gre…

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that …

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

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

The eye of a human being is a microscope, which…

The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.

The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.

Would that I were a dry well, and that the peop…

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from…

Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have…

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.

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,…

Always you have been told that work is a curse …

Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life...

Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when…

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