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75 Inspiring Khalil Gibran Quotes on friendship, love, marriage, death, children, fear and learning

Khalil Gibran was an Lebanese-American writer, poet, philosopher and visual artist. Khalil Gibran become famous for his mystical Arabic and English works. Khalil Gibran was born on January 6, 1883 and died on April 10, 1931. Khalil Gibran was a Maronite Christian. His notable works include The Prophet, Broken Wings and Madman. Gibran died due to cirrhosis of the liver with incipient tuberculosis in one of his lungs.

Khalil Gibran
Khalil Gibran

75 Khalil Gibran Quotes on friendship, love, marriage, death, children, fear and learning.

  1. "It's the small people who try to belittle and humiliate others."
  2. "Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
  3. "Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."
  4. "If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were."
  5. "We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."
  6. "One day you will ask me which is more important? My live or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life."
  7. "Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things."
  8. "If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember."
  9. "Every man loves two women, the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born."
  10. "For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one." - Khalil Gibran Quotes
  11. "You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts."
  12. "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest soul; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
  13. "Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream."
  14. "Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper."
  15. "Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it."
  16. "He who seeks ecstasy in love should not complain of suffering."
  17. "To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to be."
  18. "Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof."
  19. "Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity."
  20. "Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
  21. "Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."
  22. "Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."
  23. "Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost."
  24. "All can hear, but only the sensitive can understand..." - Khalil Gibran Quotes
  25. "I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."
  26. "Remembrance is a form of meeting."
  27. "God made truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them."
  28. "If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?"
  29. "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."
  30. "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been delight."
  31. " Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."
  32. "If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees."
  33. "Much of your pain is self-chosen."
  34. "We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without."
  35. "We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision."
  36. "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."
  37. "It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding."
  38. "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."
  39. "Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution."
  40. "Sadness is but a wall between two gardens." - Khalil Gibran Quotes
  41. "Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge."
  42. "Is not the beautiful moon that inspires poet, the same moon which angers the silence of the sea with a terrible roar?"
  43. "All things in this vast universe exist in you, with you, and for you."
  44. "We are all like the bright moon; we still have our darker side."
  45. "The most solid stone in the structure is the lowest one in the foundation."
  46. "Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing towards what will be."
  47. "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."
  48. "An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind."
  49. "And God said, love your enemy, and I obeyed him and loved myself."
  50. "When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense."
  51. "There must be something strangely sacred about salt. It is in our tears and in the sea."
  52. "Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others."
  53. "The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly."
  54. "All that spirits desire, spirits attain."
  55. "Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them."
  56. "Love is timeless... Death does not separate the lover from the beloved." - Khalil Gibran Quotes
  57. "Listen to the women when she looks at you, not when she talks to you."
  58. "When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies."
  59. "Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and them walks grinning in the funeral."
  60. "I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon a dewdrop."
  61. "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility."
  62. "The snow and the storm destroy the flower; but its seed they cannot kill."
  63. "Strange that we all defend our wrongs with more vigor than we do our rights."
  64. "You have your ideology and I have mine."
  65. "Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes."
  66. "Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind."
  67. "The best of man is he who blushes when you praise him and remains silent when you defame him."
  68. "Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn a slavery."
  69. "Forgetfulness is a form of freedom."
  70. "I had a second birth when my soul and my body loved one another and were married."
  71. "Only love and death will change all things."
  72. "Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues."
  73. "Darkness is dawn not yet born."
  74. "Marriage is like a temple resting on two pillars. If they come too close to each other the temple will collapse."
  75. "The highest virtue here may be least in another world."
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