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Khalil Gibran Quotes About Life, Love, Arabic, Death, Children, Friendship, & Hope! Kahlil Gibran was a philosopher, writer, poet, and artist from Lebanon. For his musings on life’s purpose and man’s plight, he is renowned for The Prophet, a work that includes both prose and poetry. On January 6, 1883, he was born in Bsharri, Lebanon, to a Maronite Christian family.

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His early schooling was irregular, although he did get some informal instruction from a local doctor. During his first year of formal education, Kahlil Gibran, now known as Kahlil Gibran, stood out because of his artistry. As long as his surviving sister, a tailor, could afford to keep him going, Gibran was able to keep working on his paintings. After seeing a display of his drawings at Day’s studio in 1904, he started to write a newspaper column for the Arabic journal al-Mohajer.

During World War I, Gibran started writing for al-Funun, an Arabic daily, and he began to voice more vital patriotic views. While serving on the editorial board of Fatal Boston, he created the Arab Writers’ Society in 1920. Because of Mary Haskell’s encouragement, Gibran started to publish works in English, including The Madman (1918) and The Forerunner (1921). (1920). The Prophet, Gibran’s most famous book, was released in 1923.

Throughout the book’s 26 lyrical pieces, Almustafa, a Muslim holy man who has spent 12 years in exile and is poised to return to his homeland, discusses love, sadness, and religion in various ways. The Prophet’s initial print run had conflicting reviews, but it soon sold out, giving its author his first taste of national recognition. His death occurred on April 10, 1931, because of liver cirrhosis. Gibran was a hopeless romantic who believed in the healing power of giving and in making the most of every experience, no matter how wonderful or horrible it was.

Best Khalil Gibran Quotes

1. “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.” Kahlil Gibran

2. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran

3. “Every man loves two women; the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born.” – Kahlil Gibran

4. “Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.” – Kahlil Gibran

5. “Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” – Kahlil Gibran

6. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” – Kahlil Gibran

7. “God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.” – Kahlil Gibran

8. “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” – Kahlil Gibran

9. “If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.” – Kahlil Gibran

10. “If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.” – Kahlil Gibran

11. “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” – Kahlil Gibran

12. “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.” – Kahlil Gibran

13. “If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” – Kahlil Gibran

14. “In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people’s wrath.” – Kahlil Gibran

15. “In the sweetness of friendship; let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” – Kahlil Gibran

16. “It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” – Kahlil Gibran

17. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Kahlil Gibran

18. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

19. “Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.” – Kahlil Gibran

20. “Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Kahlil Gibran

21. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Kahlil Gibran

22. “Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.” – Kahlil Gibran

23. “The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.” – Kahlil  Gibran

24. “The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.” – Kahlil Gibran

25. “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.” – Kahlil Gibran

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

27. “To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice.” – Kahlil Gibran

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

29. “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.” – Kahlil Gibran

30. “Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.” – Kahlil Gibran

31. “Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream.” – Kahlil Gibran

32. “Your friend is your needs answered.” – Kahlil Gibran

33. “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran

34. “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.”― Kahlil Gibran

35. “We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” – Kahlil Gibran

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