Khalil Gibran

Poet, Painter, Writer, Philosopher, Theologian, Visual Artist

January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931

January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931

Poet, Painter, Writer, Philosopher, Theologian, Visual Artist


89 Greatest Quotes By Khalil Gibran

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Khalil Gibran
And God said, Love your enemy, & I obeyed Him & loved myself. Khalil Gibran
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gibran
We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side. Khalil Gibran
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Khalil Gibran
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. Khalil Gibran
I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. Khalil Gibran
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Khalil Gibran
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. Khalil Gibran
It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. Khalil Gibran
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Khalil Gibran
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. Khalil Gibran
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Khalil Gibran
The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly. Khalil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Khalil Gibran
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Khalil Gibran
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. Khalil Gibran
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Khalil Gibran
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were. Khalil Gibran
An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. Khalil Gibran
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. Khalil Gibran
For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind. Khalil Gibran
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. Khalil Gibran
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Khalil Gibran
Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. Khalil Gibran
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. Khalil Gibran
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. Khalil Gibran
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. Khalil Gibran
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. Khalil Gibran
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. Khalil Gibran
When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense. Khalil Gibran
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires. Khalil Gibran
We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision. Khalil Gibran
If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song. Khalil Gibran
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. Khalil Gibran
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. Khalil Gibran
You are far, far greater than you know - and all is well. Khalil Gibran
Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life. Khalil Gibran
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms. Khalil Gibran
Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. Khalil Gibran
If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning. Khalil Gibran
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. Khalil Gibran
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is. Khalil Gibran
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Khalil Gibran
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence. Khalil Gibran
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. Khalil Gibran
Perhaps time’s definition of coal is the diamond. Khalil Gibran
How beautiful to find a heart that loves you, without asking you for anything, but to be okay. Khalil Gibran
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all. Khalil Gibran
I do not want you to hear that I LOVE you, but I want you to feel it without me having to say. Khalil Gibran
Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you. Khalil Gibran