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By Anonym 16 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

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.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

You may give them your love but not your thougts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Pleasure is a freedom-song, But it is not freedom. It is the blossoming of your desires, But it is not their fruit. It is a depth calling unto a height, But it is not the deep nor the high. It is the caged taking wing, But it is not space encompassed. Aye, in very truth, pleasure is a freedom-song. And I fain would have you sing it with fullness of heart; yet I would not have you lose your hearts in the singing.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what they have already achieved, but at what they aspire to achieve

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Oftentimes I have hated in self-defense; but if I were stronger I would not have used such a weapon.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction. Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined. Is it not your breath that has erected and hardened the structure of your bones? And is it not a dream which none of you re member having dreamt, that built your city and fashioned all there is in it? Could you but see the tides of that breath you would cease to see all else, And if you could hear the whispering of the dream you would hear no other sound. But you do not see, nor do you hear, and it is well.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Much have we loved you. But speechless was our love, and with veils has it been veiled, Yet now it cries aloud unto you, and would stand revealed before you. And ever has it been that love knows not it's depth until the hour of separation

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Down to earth person have two hearts; one heart crying and the other patient.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

It is not a garment I cast off this day, but a skin that I tear with my own hands. Nor is it a thought I leave behind me, but a heart made sweet with hunger and with thirst.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potters oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirits the very wood that was hollowed with knives?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

The house that does not comfort the needy is worthy of naught but destruction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Believing is a fine thing, but putting those beliefs into execution is a test of strength.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and nights.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fullfilment. you should be free indeed when your days are not without care nor your nights without a word and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked unbound.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto you and an intruder upon your world. But I say that even as the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of you, So the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also. And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree, So the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all. Like a procession you walk together towards your god-self. You are the way and the wayfarers. And when one of you falls down he falls for those behind him, a caution against the stumbling stone. Ay, and he falls for those ahead of him, who though faster and surer of foot, yet removed not the stumbling stone.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Oftentimes we call Life bitter names, but only when we ourselves are bitter and dark. And we deem her empty and unprofitable, but only when the soul goes wandering in desolate places, and the heart is drunken with overmindfulness of self. Life is deep and high and distant; and though only your vast vision can reach even her feet, yet she is near; and though only the breath of your breath reaches her heart, the shadow of your shadow crosses her face, and the echo of your faintest cry becomes a spring and an autumn in her breast. And life is veiled and hidden, even as your greater self is hidden and veiled. Yet when Life speaks, all the winds become words; and when she speaks again, the smiles upon your lips and the tears in your eyes turn also into words. When she sings, the deaf hear and are held; and when she comes walking, the sightless behold her and are amazed and follow her in wonder and astonishment.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave and eats a bread it does not harvest. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity a nation that despises a passion in its dream, yet submits in its awakening. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting, and farewells him with hooting, only to welcome another with trumpeting again. Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strongmen are yet in the cradle. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Speak not of peoples and laws and Kingdoms, for the whole earth is My birthplace and all humans are My brothers.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

I tell you as well as myself: what we see with our own eyes is nothing other than a cloud concealing what we should perceive with our inner sight, while what we listen to with our ears is merely a ringing sound disturbing what we should understand with our hearts. When we see a man being taken to prion by a police officer let us not hasten to assume he is a wrong-doer. When we see a corpse, and a man standing beside it with bloodstained hands, let us not conclude that this is a victim and his assassin. When we hear one man singing and another lamenting, let us ascertain which one of the two is truly happy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

And when the shadow fades and is no more, the light that lingers becomes a shadow to another light.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Ready am I to go, and my eagerness with sails full set awaits the wind. Only another breath will I breathe in this still air, only another loving look cast backward,

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being,the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. 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.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. 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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Each and every one of us, dear Mary, must have a resting place somewhere. The resting place of my soul is a beautiful grove where my knowledge of you lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

A woman protested saying, "Of course it was a righteous war. My son fell in it.".

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

You are my brother and I love you. I love you worshipping in your church, kneeling in your temple, and praying in your mosque. You and I and all are children of one religion, for the varied paths of religion are but the fingers of the loving hand of the Supreme Being, extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, anxious to receive all.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

We have heard her shouting among the mountains, "And with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Not without a wound in the spirit shall I leave this city.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill? Seek him always with hours to live.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

One hour devoted to mourning and lamenting the Stolen equality of the weak is nobler than a Century filled with greed and usurpation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

If you can see only what light reveals and hear only what sound announces, then in truth you do not see nor do you hear.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

you are good when you strive to give of yourself.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Call me not wise unless you call all men wise. A young fruit am I, still clinging to the branch and it was only yesterday that I was a blossom. And call none among you foolish for we are neither wise nor foolish. We are green leaves upon the tree of life and surely life itself if beyond wisdom and surely beyond foolishness.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

By Anonym 20 Sep

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 from those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half our hunger.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

To be modest in speaking truth is hypocrisy. TM-ST-95

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Some of you say, 'Joy is greater thar sorrow,' and others say, 'Nay, sorrow is the greater.' But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

The professors in the academy say, “Do not make the model more beautiful than she is,” and my soul whispers, “O if you could only paint the model as beautiful as she really is.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Die Einsicht eines Menschen verleiht ihre Flügel keinem anderen.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Those who give you a serpent when you ask for a fish, may have nothing but serpents to give. It is then generosity on their part.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

In your winter you deny your spring,

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Shall I come to you, a boundless drop to a boundless ocean.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness. For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kahlil Gibran

Shall the day of parting be the day of gathering? And shall it be said that my eve was in truth my dawn?