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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
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Kahlil Gibran
“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.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil 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.
And When he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden...

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...

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.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“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. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“To belittle, you have to be little.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil 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.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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

Kahlil Gibran
“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“God listens not to your words save when He Himself utters them through your lips.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran
“And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet


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