Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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Kahlil Gibran commonly spelled as Khalil Gibran is one of the most underrated artists of all time. He was a writer, painter, and poet. Gibran is a brilliant bohemian artist, and as a result, Khalil Gibran quotes are full of meaning and wisdom. He is one the most important men in the world and someone that everyone should emulate if they want to be successful.
Considering all his success, it’s amazing to know that how humble Kahlil Gibran was during his life. He was known for being polite, soft spoken and he kept a relatively low profile relative to his popularity and level of success.
Khalil Gibran quotes are timeless. His way of playing with words was amazing. He was an enlightened man. Gibran had an inspiring personality that excelled in everything that he did. We are proud to share with you some of the greatest Kahlil Gibran Quotes so that you can excel in your life.

Kahlil Gibran Quotes about Love and Life

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.”

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”
“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”

“It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.”

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”

“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.”

“They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.”
“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.”

“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.”

“My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.”


“One’s own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s.”

“Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity.”

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.”

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”
“An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.”
“The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”

“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

“Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.”

“When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”


“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.”
“Work is love made visible. And if you can’t 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 of the people who work with joy”

“We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.”

“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.”

“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.”

“Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.”

“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.”

“When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.”

“Tell your secret to the wind, but don’t blame it for telling the trees.”

“Much of your pain is self-chosen.”

“The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.”

“Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood.”


“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”

“Love descends upon our souls by the will of God and not by the demand or the plea of the individual.”

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

“Love and Doubt are not on speaking terms”

“Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.”

“Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course.”
“Your reason and your passion are your rudder and 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.”
“And God said “Love Your Enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself.”
“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

“For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.”

“Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. ”

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”

“You may chain my hands, you may shackle my feet; you may even throw me into a dark prison; but you shall not enslave my thinking, because it is free!”

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”
“Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.”

“You see but your shadow when you turn your back to the sun.”

“How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth?”

“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.”

“The true wealth of a nation lies not in it’s gold or silver but in it’s learning, wisdom and in the uprightness of its sons.”

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”

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