Khalil Gibran Quotes

Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.

When life life does not find a singer to sing her heart, she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.

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.

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

How distant I am from the people when I am with them, and how close when they are far away.

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, and yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts. for they have their own thoughts. You […]

Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain.

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

Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your body and less of your raiment.