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Gibran Khalil Gibran was born on January 6, 1883, to the Maronite family of Gibran in Bsharri, a mountainous area in Northern Lebanon [Lebanon was a Turkish province part of Greater Syria (Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine) and subjugated to Ottoman dominion]. His mother Kamila Rahmeh was thirty when she begot Gibran from her third husband Khalil Gibran, who proved to be an irresponsible husband leading the family to poverty. Gibran had a half-brother six years older than him called Peter and two younger sisters, Mariana and Sultana, whom he was deeply attached to throughout his life, along with his mother. Kamila's family came from a prestigious religious background, which imbued the uneducated mother with a strong will and later on helped her raise up the family on her own in the U.S. Growing up in the lush region of Bsharri, Gibran proved to be a solitary and pensive child who relished the natural surroundings of the cascading falls, the rugged cliffs and the neighboring green cedars, the beauty of which emerged as a dramatic and symbolic influence to his drawings and writings. Being laden with poverty, he did not receive any formal education or learning, which was limited to regular visits to a village priest who doctrined him with the essentials of religion and the Bible, alongside Syriac and Arabic languages. Recognizing Gibran's inquisitive and alert nature, the priest began teaching him the rudiments of alphabet and language, opening up to Gibran the world of history, science, and language. At the age of ten, Gibran fell off a cliff, wounding his left shoulder, which remained weak for the rest of his life ever since this incident. To relocate the shoulder, his family strapped it to a cross and wrapped it up for forty days, a symbolic incident reminiscent of Christ's wanderings in the wilderness and which remained etched in Gibran's memory.
At the age of eight, Khalil Gibran, Gibran's father, was accused of tax evasion and was sent to prison as the Ottomon authorities confiscated the Gibrans' property and left them homeless. The family went to live with relatives for a while; however, the strong-willed mother decided that the family should immigrate to the U.S., seeking a better life and following in suit to Gibran's uncle who immigrated earlier. The father was released in 1894, but being an irresponsible head of the family he was undecided about immigration and remained behind in Lebanon.
On June 25, 1895, the Gibrans embarked on a voyage to the American shores of New York.
The Gibrans settled in Boston's South End, which at the time hosted the second largest Syrian community in the U.S. following New York. The culturally diverse area felt familiar to Kamila, who was comforted by the familiar spoken Arabic, and the widespread Arab customs. Kamila, now the bread-earner of the family, began to work as a peddler on the impoverished streets of South End Boston. At the time, peddling was the major source of income for most Syrian immigrants, who were negatively portrayed due to their unconventional Arab ways and their supposed idleness.
In the school, a registration mistake altered his name forever by shortening it to Kahlil Gibran, which remained unchanged till the rest of his life despite repeated attempts at restoring his full name. Gibran entered school on September 30, 1895, merely two months after his arrival in the U.S. Having no formal education, he was placed in an ungraded class reserved for immigrant children, who had to learn English from scratch. Gibran caught the eye of his teachers with his sketches and drawings, a hobby he had started during his childhood in Lebanon.
Gibran's curiosity led him to the cultural side of Boston, which exposed him to the rich world of the theatre, Opera and artistic Galleries. Prodded by the cultural scenes around him and through his artistic drawings, Gibran caught the attention of his teachers at the public school, who saw an artistic future for the boy. They contacted Fred Holland Day, an artist and a supporter of artists who opened up Gibran's cultural world and set him on the road to artistic fame...
Lebanese-American philosophical essayist, novelist, mystical poet, and artist.
Gibran's works were especially influential in the American popular culture in the 1960s. In 1904 Gibran had his first art exhibition in Boston. From 1908 to 1910 he studied art in Paris with August Rodin. In 1912 he settled in New York, where he devoted himself to writing and painting. Gibran's early works were written in Arabic, and from 1918 he published mostly in English. In 1920 he founded a society for Arab writers, Mahgar (al-Mahgar). Among its members were Mikha'il Na'ima (1889-1988), Iliya Abu Madi (1889-1957), Nasib Arida (1887-1946), Nadra Haddad (1881-1950), and Ilyas Abu Sabaka (1903-47). Gibran died in New York on April 10, 1931. Among his best-known works is THE PROPHET, a book of 26 poetic essays, which has been translated into over 20 languages. The Prophet, who has lived in a foreign city 12 years, is about to board a ship that will take him home. He is stopped by a group of people, whom he teaches the mysteries of life.



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Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran[1] bin Mikhā'īl bin Sa'ad; Arabic جبران خليل جبران بن ميخائيل بن سعد, January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran,[2] was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. An early example of Inspirational fiction, the book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture.[3] Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.[4]


In Lebanon

Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri (in modern day northern Lebanon) to the daughter of a Maronite priest.[5] His mother Kamila was thirty when he was born; his father, also named Khalil, was her third husband.[6] As a result of his family's poverty, Gibran received no formal schooling during his youth. However, priests visited him regularly and taught him about the Bible, as well as the Arabic and Syriac languages. Gibran's father initially worked in an apothecary but, with gambling debts he was unable to pay, he went to work for a local Ottoman-appointed administrator.[7][8]
Around 1891, extensive complaints by angry subjects led to the administrator being removed and his staff being investigated.[9][3] and his family's property was confiscated by the authorities. With no home, Kamila Gibran decided to follow her brother to the United States. Although Gibran's father was released in 1894, Kamila remained resolved and left for New York on June 25, 1895, taking Khalil, his younger sisters Mariana and Sultana, and his elder half-brother Peter(/Bhutros/Butrus).[7] Gibran's father was imprisoned for alleged embezzlement,


In the United States


The Gibrans settled in Boston's South End, at the time the second largest Syrian/Lebanese-American community[10] in the United States. Due to a mistake at school he was registered as Kahlil Gibran.[2]
His mother began working as a seamstress[9] peddler, selling lace and linens that she carried from door to door. Gibran started school on September 30, 1895. School officials placed him in a special class for immigrants to learn English. Gibran also enrolled in an art school at a nearby settlement house. Through his teachers there, he was introduced to the avant-garde Boston artist, photographer, and publisher Fred Holland Day,[3] who encouraged and supported Gibran in his creative endeavors. A publisher used some of Gibran's drawings for book covers in 1898.
Gibran's mother, along with his elder brother Peter, wanted him to absorb more of his own heritage rather than just the Western aesthetic culture he was attracted to,[9] so at the age of fifteen, Gibran returned to his homeland to study at a Maronite-run preparatory school and higher-education institute in Beirut. He started a student literary magazine with a classmate and was elected "college poet". He stayed there for several years before returning to Boston in 1902, coming through Ellis Island on May 10.[11] Two weeks before he got back, his sister Sultana died of tuberculosis at the age of 14. The next year, Peter died of the same disease and his mother died of cancer. His sister Marianna supported Gibran and herself by working at a dressmaker’s shop.[3]
[edit] Art and poetry

Gibran held his first art exhibition of his drawings in 1904 in Boston, at Day’s studio.[3] During this exhibition, Gibran met Mary Elizabeth Haskell, a respected headmistress ten years his senior. The two formed an important friendship that lasted the rest of Gibran’s life. Though publicly discreet, their correspondence reveals an exalted intimacy. Haskell influenced not only Gibran’s personal life, but also his career. In 1908, Gibran went to study art with Auguste Rodin in Paris for two years. While there he met his art study partner and lifelong friend Youssef Howayek. He later studied art in Boston].




Juliet Thompson, one of Gibran's acquaintances, reported several anecdotes relating to Gibran: She recalls Gibran met `Abdu'l-Bahá, the leader of the Bahá’í Faith at the time of his visit to the United States, circa 1911[7]-1912.[12] Barbara Young, in “This Man from Lebanon: A Study of Khalil Gibran”, records Gibran was unable to sleep the night before meeting `Abdu’l-Bahá who sat for a pair of portraits. Thompson reports Gibran saying that all the way through writing of “Jesus, The Son of Man”, he thought of `Abdu’l-Bahá. Years later, after the death of `Abdu’l-Bahá, there was a viewing of the movie recording of `Abdu’l-Bahá - Gibran rose to talk and in tears, proclaimed an exalted station of `Abdu’l-Bahá and left the event weeping.[12]
While most of Gibran's early writings were in Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. His first book for the publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, in 1918, was The Madman, a slim volume of aphorisms and parables written in biblical cadence somewhere between poetry and prose. Gibran also took part in the New York Pen League, also known as the "immigrant poets" (al-mahjar), alongside important Lebanese-American authors such as Ameen Rihani, Elia Abu Madi and Mikhail Naimy, a close friend and distinguished master of Arabic literature, whose descendants Gibran declared to be his own children, and whose nephew, Samir, is a godson of Gibran's.
Much of Gibran's writings deal with Christianity, especially on the topic of spiritual love. His poetry is notable for its use of formal language, as well as insights on topics of life using spiritual terms. Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of twenty-six poetic essays. The book became especially popular during the 1960s with the American counterculture and New Age movements. Since it was first published in 1923, The Prophet has never been out of print. Having been translated into more than forty[13] languages, it was one of the bestselling books of the twentieth century in the United States.
One of his most notable lines of poetry in the English-speaking world is from "Sand and Foam" (1926), which reads : “Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you”. This line was used by John Lennon and placed, though in a slightly altered form, into the song Julia from The Beatles' 1968 album The Beatles (a.k.a. "The White Album").
"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only before the truth" -Khalil Gibran


Death and legacy


Khalil Gibran memorial in Washington, D.C.



Khalil Gibran memorial in Boston, Massachusetts.



Khalil Gibran memorial in Boston, Massachusetts.



The Gibran Museum and Gibran's final resting place, in Bsharri, Lebanon.


Gibran died in New York City on April 10, 1931: the cause was determined to be cirrhosis of the liver and tuberculosis. Before his death, Gibran expressed the wish that he be buried in Lebanon. This wish was fulfilled in 1932, when Mary Haskell and his sister Mariana purchased the Mar Sarkis Monastery in Lebanon, which has since become the Gibran Museum. The words written next to Gibran's grave are "a word I want to see written on my grave: I am alive like you, and I am standing beside you. Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you
Gibran willed the contents of his studio to Mary Haskell. There she discovered her letters to him spanning twenty-three years. She initially agreed to burn them because of their intimacy, but recognizing their historical value she saved them. She gave them, along with his letters to her which she had also saved, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library before she died in 1964. Excerpts of the over six hundred letters were published in "Beloved Prophet" in 1972.
Mary Haskell Minis (she wed Jacob Florance Minis in 1923) donated her personal collection of nearly one hundred original works of art by Gibran to the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia in 1950. Haskell had been thinking of placing her collection at the Telfair as early as 1914. In a letter to Gibran, she wrote "I am thinking of other museums ... the unique little Telfair Gallery in Savannah, Ga., that Gari Melchers chooses pictures for. There when I was a visiting child, form burst upon my astonished little soul." Haskell's gift to the Telfair is the largest public collection of Gibran’s visual art in the country, consisting of five oils and numerous works on paper rendered in the artist’s lyrical style, which reflects the influence of symbolism. The future American royalties to his books were willed to his hometown of Bsharri, to be "used for good causes"; but this led to years of controversy and violence over the distribution of the money,[3] and eventually the Lebanese government became the overseer.


source: wikipedia

 
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Works

In Arabic:
  • Nubthah fi Fan Al-Musiqa (Music, 1905)
  • Ara'is al-Muruj (Nymphs of the Valley, also translated as Spirit Brides and Brides of the Prairie, 1906)
  • al-Arwah al-Mutamarrida (Spirits Rebellious, 1908)
  • al-Ajniha al-Mutakassira (Broken Wings, 1912)
  • Dam'a wa Ibtisama (A Tear and A Smile, 1914)
  • al-Mawakib (The Processions, 1919)
  • al-‘Awāsif (The Tempests, 1920)
  • al-Bada'i' waal-Tara'if (The New and the Marvellous, 1923)
In English, prior to his death:
  • The Madman (1918) (downloadable free version)
  • Twenty Drawings (1919)
  • The Forerunner (1920)
  • The Prophet, (1923)
  • Sand and Foam (1926)
  • Kingdom of the Imagination (1927)
  • Jesus, The Son of Man (1928)
  • The Earth Gods (1931)
Posthumous, in English:
  • The Wanderer (1932)
  • The Garden of the Prophet (1933, Completed by Barbara Young)
  • Lazarus and his Beloved (Play, 1933)
Collections:
  • Prose Poems (1934)
  • Secrets of the Heart (1947)
  • A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran (1951)
  • A Self-Portrait (1959)
  • Thoughts and Meditations (1960)
  • A Second Treasury of Kahlil Gibran (1962)
  • Spiritual Sayings (1962)
  • Voice of the Master (1963)
  • Mirrors of the Soul (1965)
  • Between Night & Morn (1972)
  • A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran (1975)
  • The Storm (1994)
  • The Beloved (1994)
  • The Vision (1994)
  • Eye of the Prophet (1995)
  • The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran (1995)
Other:
  • Beloved Prophet, The love letters of Khalil Gibran and Mary Haskell, and her private journal (1972, edited by Virginia Hilu)
[edit] Memorials and honors


Statue of Gibran in Belo Horizonte.


  • Lebanese Ministry of Post and Telecommunications published a stamp in his honor in 1971.
  • Gibran Museum in Bsharri, Lebanon
  • Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Kahlil Gibran Street, Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada inaugurated on 27 Sept. 2008 on occasion of the 125th anniversary of his birth.
  • Gibran Kahlil Gibran Skiing Piste, The Cedars Ski Resort, Lebanon
  • Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden in Washington, D.C.,[16] dedicated in 1990[17]
  • Pavilion K. Gibran at École Pasteur in Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Gibran Memorial Plaque in Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Khalil Gibran International Academy, a public high school in Brooklyn, NY, opened in September 2007
  • Khalil Gibran Park (Parcul Khalil Gibran) in Bucharest, Romania
  • Gibran Kalil Gibran sculpture on a marble pedestal indoors at Arab Memorial building at Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
 
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Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
Kahlil Gibran's Name Variations
Spelling: Kahlil Gibran, Khalil Gibran, Kahlil Jibran, Khalil Jibran
Arabic name:
Jubran Khalil Jubran
Pronounced:
Khalil (Ha-lil) Gibran (Joo-bran)
Concise Biography of Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran, a poet, philosopher, and artist who was born in Lebanon, a country which has produced many prophets. Millions are familiar with Kahlil Gibran's writings, his vision on life and humanity, and consider Gibran the genius of his age. But Kahlil Gibran's influence has spread far beyond the familiar borders of his homeland, for Kahlil's books and poems have been translated into more than twenty languages. Kahlil Gibran's drawings and paintings have been presented in many capitals in the world. Until his move to the United States, Kahlil Gibran wrote in Arabic. From there on he began to write in English.
Chronological Biography of Gibran Kahlil Gibran
(For an extensive biography, please visit Kahlil Gibran's biography page)

1883 - Kahlil Gibran is born in Besharri, a town in what is now northern Lebanon that is surrounded by the famed "Cedars of Lebanon," near what is called the "Holy Valley." His family is of modest circumstances. His father, Khalil, clerked in his uncle's apothecary shop before becoming so indebted from gambling that he was reduced to becoming a strong man for Raji Bey, a local Ottoman-appointed administrator. Kahlil Gibran's mother Kamila had a child, Butrus or Peter, from her first marriage. Gibran and his mother have a close, understanding relationship that nourishes his artistic tendencies. These are discouraged by his father, however. The family grows with the birth of two sisters: Mariana and Sultana.
1895 - Kahlil Gibran's father, a rough man with a bad temper, alienates his wife and children. When his patron, Raji Bey, is dismissed because of extensive complaints by angry subjects, the elder Gibran is investigated and jailed on graft charges. While the father remains in jail in Besharri, Kamila and her four children emigrate to Boston in hopes of escaping misery. Industrious and devoted, Butrus/Peter assures the family its livelihood and allows Kahlil Gibran to study. Kahlil shows talent at drawing and, at age 12, begins to learn English.
1896 - Gibran discovers Denison House, an establishment in Boston that encourages artistic creativity among the slum children and immigrants. Late in that year he first meets avant-garde Boston photographer Fred Holland Day, who befriends young Kahlil and has a significant artistic and intellectual impact on him.
1897 - Moved by a desire to complete his Arabic-language education, Kahlil Gibran returns to Lebanon and attends al-Hikmah high school in Beirut, where he pursues a reformist Arabic curriculum. He also studies religion and ethics.
1902 - Kahlil Gibran returns to Boston, now aged 19. Develops a friendship, then romantic feelings for a young Bostonian woman, Josephine Peabody, a poet and intellectual. In the same year, he loses to tuberculosis his sister Sultana, his half-brother Peter, and his mother Kamila. Kahlil Gibran finds consolation and encouragement with his sister Mariana and his friend Josephine.
1904 - Meets Mary Haskell, an American school headmistress in Boston who supported promising young orphans. Marks the beginning of a lifelong friendship that sometimes veered toward romance. It is owing to Mary that he will be able to devote himself to his painting.
1905 - Gibran publishes a slight collection of essays at the al-Muhajir Press, on "Music." Encouraged by the director of the al-Muhajir newspaper, Kahlil Gibran begins publishing the prose poems that will later be collected into Arabic books such as A Tear and a Smile and Storms, and which have recently been translated into English as The Vision, The Storm, and The Beloved.
1906 - Kahlil Gibran publishes Spirit Brides (`Ará'is al-Murúj) in New York in Arabic. Its realist approach to social problems such as oppression of women and religious hypocrisy creates a stir among the expatriate Arab intellectuals. In wake of Josephine Peabody's departure from his life, has affair with pianist Gertrude Barrie.
1908 - Kahlil Gibran publishes a second book of short stories in Arabic, Spirits Rebellious. At 25 years of age, Gibran begins his two-year stay in Paris, paid for by Mary Haskell, where he studies painting and is influenced by the reigning school of Symbolism. He spends much time in ateliers and museums. It is probably not true that he met Rodin at this time, but he was certainly immersed in the same Symbolist artistic currents within which the latter worked.
1910 - Back to Boston. Romance deepens with Mary Haskell, but then she pulls back, apparently in part because she fears to cross the then race barrier and risk her place in society. Kahlil Gibran joins "Golden Links Society" of Arab-American writers and intellectuals. Publishes in Cairo a collection of prose poems, Beyond the Imagination.
1911 - Begins work on his first English-language manuscript, The Madman. Meets and draws Yeats. Is deeply impressed but criticizes him for his hyper-nationalism.
1912 - Broken Wings, his only novel, a story of love thwarted by greed and convention and male chauvinism, is published in New York in Arabic. Begins correspondence with Syrian-Egyptian intellectual and writer, May Ziadeh. Kahlil Gibran moves to New York for good. Meets and draws `Abdu'l-Baha (1844-1921), then leader of the Baha'i faith. Is impressed but objects to latter's emphasis on peace. He argues that there are restless young nations like his own, wishing to get free of the Ottoman yoke, and that youth is a time for a few good such fights.
1913 - Meets and draws Carl Jung, is introduced to Jungian philosophy.
1914 - Arabic anthology of his newspaper prose poems, A Tear and a Smile, is published in New York by Nasib Arida. Exhibits paintings at Montross Gallery on Fifth Avenue--a rare success, since most galleries resisted Kahlil Gibran's work on grounds of its excessive nudity and modernism.
1916 - At age 33, Kahlil Gibran's feelings of Syrian nationalism and resentment of Ottoman rule grow, as famine ravages the Levant. He becomes active in raising relief funds in the U.S. for the starving. Through his friendship with Jungian James Oppenheim, he becomes associated with the new literary journal, Seven Arts, and publishes several prose poems in English there. This journal also published Eugene O'Neill, D.H. Lawrence, Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos and H.L. Mencken.
1917 - Kahlil Gibran exhibition by M. Knoedler & Co. on Fifth Avenue.
1918 - Publication of The Madman in English, which inaugurates a new literary career.
1919 - Publication of his long ode in classical Arabic, al-Mawakib (The Procession) by Mir'at al-Gharb. Knopf brings out his Twenty Drawings.
1920 - Creation of the literary circle al-Rabitah al-Qalamiyyah or "Pen League," which groups Arab writers in New York dedicated to modernism such as Amin Rihani, Mikhail Naimy and Kahlil Gibran. Gibran publishes The Forerunner. Meets with Rabindranath Tagore, and defends American technology to him. His humorous anecdotes about famous writers appear in book form in Alexandria, Egypt.
1923 - Appearance of The Prophet. Its lyricism and simple style make it an immediate and considerable success. Continues correspondence with May Ziadeh of Cairo. Mary Haskell moves to Savannah Georgia and virtually goes out of Kahlil Gibran's life, leaving him bereft of her close friendship and editorial collaboration. She marries Col. Jacob Minis. Second edition of Storms, a collection of prose poems, appears in Cairo.
1924 - Kahlil Gibran's work on Arabic canons of eloquence appears in Cairo.
1925 - Becomes associated with New Orient Magazine at invitation of Syud Hossain. Kahlil Gibran embroiled in a real estate deal that goes bad, sapping his energy for a year.
1927 - His collection of aphorisms, Kingdom of the Imagination appears in Cairo.
1928 - Publication of Jesus, Son of Man. Friendship begins with Barbara Young. He pursues his painting and writing. In ill health and pain, Kahlil Gibran drinks heavily, despite the Prohibition.
1931 - The Earth Gods is published in March. April 10 Kahlil Gibran dies in a New York hospital. The New York Sun announces in its obituary, "A Prophet is Dead." His body is shipped back to Lebanon, and an immense procession follows his coffin from Beirut to Besharri. In following years thousands of visitors will tread the narrow path that leads to the convent of Mar Sarkis, where he rests in the shadow of a boulder, very close to the Holy Valley.
 
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Kahlil Gibran quotes :Includes quotes, poems, reviews, excerpts, photos, biography, art gallery, books in full text, and more of Kahlil Gibran

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?

Khalil Gibran


A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Khalil Gibran


Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

Khalil Gibran


All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.

Khalil Gibran


All that spirits desire, spirits attain.

Khalil Gibran


And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Khalil Gibran


And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Khalil Gibran


Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

Khalil Gibran


Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

Khalil Gibran


But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Khalil Gibran


Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.

Khalil Gibran


Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Khalil Gibran


Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

Khalil Gibran


Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Khalil Gibran


Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.

Khalil Gibran


Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers.

Khalil Gibran


I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

Khalil Gibran


I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

Khalil Gibran


I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Khalil Gibran


If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.

Khalil Gibran


If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.

Khalil Gibran


If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.

Khalil Gibran


If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

Khalil Gibran


If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

Khalil Gibran


If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

Khalil Gibran


If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.

Khalil Gibran


Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Khalil Gibran


Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Khalil Gibran


Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.

Khalil Gibran


Love is trembling happiness.

Khalil Gibran


Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Khalil Gibran


Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

Khalil Gibran


Love... It surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.

Khalil Gibran


Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Khalil Gibran


Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Khalil Gibran


No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

Khalil Gibran


Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Khalil Gibran


Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

Khalil Gibran


Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

Khalil Gibran


Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Khalil Gibran


Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.

Khalil Gibran


Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

Khalil Gibran


Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

Khalil Gibran


Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

Khalil Gibran


Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.

Khalil Gibran


Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'

Khalil Gibran


The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.

Khalil Gibran


The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.

Khalil Gibran


The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.

Khalil Gibran


The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.

Khalil Gibran


Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.

Khalil Gibran


To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?

Khalil Gibran


What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?

Khalil Gibran


When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

Khalil Gibran


When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

Khalil Gibran


Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?

Khalil Gibran


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

Khalil Gibran


Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.

Khalil Gibran


Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.

Khalil Gibran


Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

Khalil Gibran


You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

Khalil Gibran


You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Khalil Gibran


You have your ideology and I have mine.

Khalil Gibran


You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Khalil Gibran


Your friend is your needs answered.

Khalil Gibran


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.

Khalil Gibran


Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Khalil Gibran


Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.

Khalil Gibran
 
01-05-2011, 09:20 PM
Kahlil Gibran on Love

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
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.

When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
 

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