poet Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

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Khalil Gibran Quotes

  • ''“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they dont, they never were.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran
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  • ''“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
    That we may record our emptiness.”
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  • ''“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ''
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  • ''“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ''
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  • ''“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”''
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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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  • ''“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ''
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  • ''“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Lifes longing for itself”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman
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Best Poem of Khalil Gibran

On Pain

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

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its
heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

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

And you would accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always accepted the seasons that
pass over your fields.

And you would watch with serenity through the
winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen. ...

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Friendship Ixx

And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship."

Your friend is your needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.