Quotes from Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist and Lebanese nationalist. He is best known for his book “The Prophet”.
1. Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
2. You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
3. Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
4. Work is love made visible.
5. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
6. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
7. Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
8. Life without love is like a tree without flowers or fruit.
9. 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.
10. You are my brother and I love you. I love you when you prostrate yourself in your mosque, and kneel in your church and pray in your synagogue. You and I are sons of one faith – the Spirit.
11. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
12. If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours.
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