Khalil Gibran

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Khalil Gibran (/dʒɪˈbrɑːn/; Full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran, sometimes spelled Kahlil; Arabic: جبران خليل جبران‎ / ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān) (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League. Khalil Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (north of modern-day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh). As a young man Khalil emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He ... More

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Khalil Gibran Quotes

Khalil Gibran #Art #Knowledge

Photo of Khalil Gibran I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Khalil Gibran #Attitude #Life

Photo of Khalil Gibran Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Khalil Gibran #Beauty

Photo of Khalil Gibran Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
Khalil Gibran #Beauty #Inspirational #Love #Truth

Photo of Khalil Gibran Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Khalil Gibran #Business #Love #Work

Photo of Khalil Gibran If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Khalil Gibran #Death

Photo of Khalil Gibran Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Khalil Gibran #Death #Life

Photo of Khalil Gibran For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Khalil Gibran #Dreams

Photo of Khalil Gibran Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
Khalil Gibran #Dreams #Trust

Photo of Khalil Gibran Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Khalil Gibran #Life #Love

Photo of Khalil Gibran Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Khalil Gibran #Experience

Photo of Khalil Gibran We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Khalil Gibran #Faith

Photo of Khalil Gibran Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Khalil Gibran #Faith #Knowledge

Photo of Khalil Gibran Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Khalil Gibran #Teacher

Photo of 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 #Friendship

Photo of Khalil Gibran Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Khalil Gibran #Friendship

Photo of Khalil Gibran Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Khalil Gibran #God #Knowledge #Learning

Photo of Khalil Gibran The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
Khalil Gibran #God

Photo of Khalil Gibran The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
Khalil Gibran #Great #Knowledge #Wisdom

Photo of Khalil Gibran Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Khalil Gibran #Happiness #Love

Photo of Khalil Gibran Love is trembling happiness.
Khalil Gibran #Fear

Photo of Khalil Gibran Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
Khalil Gibran #Knowledge

Photo of Khalil Gibran No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
Khalil Gibran #Knowledge

Photo of Khalil Gibran Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Khalil Gibran #Knowledge

Photo of Khalil Gibran Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds.
Khalil Gibran #Life

Photo of Khalil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.