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Published on June 2nd, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: Author Of The Prophet

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Here is Yellow Magpie’s pick of the very best Kahlil Gibran quotes.

‘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.’

‘I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.’

‘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.’

‘In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.’

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

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

‘Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.’

‘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.’

‘Work is love made visible. And if you cannot 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 those who work with joy.’

‘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.’

‘Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.’

Recommended Reading

For more Kahlil Gibran quotes check out Inspirational Peak.

You may also wish to check out Confucius Quotes: The Originator Of Confucian Philosophy, Buddha Quotes: Pearls Of Simple Wisdom and Jesus Christ Quotes: Thoughts From Christianity’s First Leader.


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