1883-1931, Lebanese Poet, Novelist
Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love.
Kahlil Gibran – [Futility]

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
Kahlil Gibran – [Love]

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Kahlil Gibran – [Adversity]

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.
Kahlil Gibran – [Money]

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Kahlil Gibran – [Mind]

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran – [Knowledge]

One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
Kahlil Gibran – [Adversity]

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Kahlil Gibran – [Suffering]

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran – [Knowledge]

Say not, ''I have found the truth,'' but rather, ''I have found a truth.
Kahlil Gibran – [Truth]

Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.
Kahlil Gibran – [Age and Aging]

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
Kahlil Gibran – [Kindness]

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
Kahlil Gibran – [Love]

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 – [Greatness]

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
Kahlil Gibran – [Comfort]

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
Kahlil Gibran – [Simplicity]

The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran – [Desire]

The teacher gives not of his wisdom, but rather of his faith and lovingness.
Kahlil Gibran – [Teachers and Teaching]

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 – [Dreams]

Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.
Kahlil Gibran – [Deeds and Good Deeds]

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