46 Teachable & Inspiring Khalil Gibran Quotes

His life and work was centered on the idea of living in harmony with the world and nature. His ideas are similar to those found in Buddhism, the Quran and other spiritual teachings. He emphasized that it is in life and in nature that we find the true meaning of life.

Gibran is famous for writing the book The Prophet in 1923. His work is very popular in the West; it was translated to many languages and made him an international figure.

Khalil gibran was a Muslim poet who lived from 1860-1931.

46 Khalil Gibran Quotes

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I’m ungrateful to these teachers.

We cannot show what we know, we cannot prove what we believe. Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.

God is Truth and He made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.

When we share our most personal secrets with the wind we shouldn’t be surprised when the wind shares them with the trees.

Giving without expecting anything in return is more valuable than receiving something.

I will never walk away from you. I will never abandon you. I will never have another life. I will be yours.

In the original text, the statement is followed by a long list of blessings, but these are omitted in the paraphrase.

In the original text, the statement is placed in the middle of a paragraph that uses the passive voice and the present tense.

This quote is used to indicate the difference of what’s right or wrong. In our opinion, this quote is very important for all of us and we are going to discuss it.

The timelessness of you is aware of your life’s timelessness. That you’re now part of yesterday, and yet the future is the only thing that tomorrow brings.

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It is a common misconception that we all are trapped in a world with no ways out. We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.

When you are with a friend, you are in your comfort zone. You can relax and enjoy time with someone you like. You don’t have to worry about being liked and whether you will be perceived as a jerk for making the other person feel uncomfortable. The relationship with your friend is a safe one.

Do you know why the earth delights to feel your bare feet? Because when the feet are bare, we are closer to the Earth. And when we are closer to the Earth, we can feel what the Earth is feeling. And by feeling this, it can feel what we feel.

Thought is a bird, but words are caged, so thought cannot fly and therefore cannot think.

I have found freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand me enslave something in me.

If you want to do something right, you must do right, and if you would do right, you will do right.

The life without love is not like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

When hard times come, the strongest souls and strongest characters will emerge. The ones who persevere in even the toughest of times will be the ones who will survive and grow stronger.

The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.


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We may be happy in our own company, and there may be some of us who are more socially adept, and even some of us who are more comfortable with the idea of solitude, but there are many of us who give joy. We may not be able to quantify it, but we do it. We give joy to the people around us.

I was reading this quote by Gibran on a recent road trip to my favorite coastal town. I was impressed with the quote. It showed me how we should always be on the move. Some people think you should be settled and done with your adventures, but I think there is always more to do than ever. It was a good reminder to stay inspired and on my way.

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I have always wondered why there is so much bad love. Why do people love one another in bad ways when they could just choose to love one another in good ways.

People often say that evil is being tormented by suffering. This is because it seems to make sense to associate the cause with the effect, rather than the effect with the cause.

If you must be honest, be honest in a beautiful way. Also, if you must be serious, be serious in a beautiful way.

In fighting evil, honesty is best, for he who can restrain himself from spreading false rumors about the other people is displaying his moderation. He hides the other half out of fear of backlash.

As love is all it needs, love has nothing to expect nor take from anyone else. Love does not need anything from anyone because love is all it has.

Perplexity is the beginning of knowing how things work!


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In the days when sorrow was not there in my life, I never could contain joy. But through this sorrow, I can now rejoice in the depth of the joy in my life.

There are lots of people out there that want to buy your time. So sell it, and don’t let them hold on to it.

Be joyful. Look inside yourself. You will find that the heart causes sorrow. Sorrow causes pain. Pain causes sorrow. We should then, look at the source of it all, and change our ways. If we are joyful, the source of a joyful heart is within, where our love is.

No, every man has two women, the one he can see and the one he cannot. The one he can see he loves, and the one he cannot, he cannot love.

If the other person hurts you, you may forget the hurt; but if you hurt him you will remember the hurt forever.

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. And in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.

You may have been running from feeling for your whole life. But you have already been through the feeling and now it is time for you to start feeling all that you can be.

> In life, there is no progress without the forward step, we cannot get anywhere without doing something.
> It’s like in a journey, we cannot get there without getting on the bus or the train, and it’s also the same with the world, we cannot get to where we want to go without stepping on the path.

It is said that our actions in the present affect the future. I think that is why we cannot understand why there are old people of a certain culture who still believe in this superstition; they live by these rules, with their actions, for entire generations. And in their minds, some of them are still young. For these people, the world they are surrounded by may have passed through time like a shadow, but their world still exists.

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If you can look back on your life in satisfaction, you are living your life twice!

There is an nirvana, it is leading your sheep to a green pasture and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.

A lot of truth has lost its temper due to the fact that a lot of people are exaggerating things.

You can also refer to the word “truthiness”.
[Paraphrased]: The truth is, is there really a time when a person turns into an adult? I was looking at a picture today of my cousin at her 18th birthday party and she looked like a baby: she was so cute!

If you want to make yourself feel good, show a lack of generosity. If you’re in a position to give more than you need, then spend your money and time on something that will make you feel more. If you don’t like where you are now, then you will feel better putting in work on yourself and your relationships around you.

If you can only work with distaste and not with love, it’s better that you leave your work!

In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and enjoyment of shared pleasures in the dew of little things. For in the morning of the heart, the dew of little things clears out doubts and cleanses the past.

I am not what I seem. Seeming is merely the garment I wear, a cloth of care that shields me from your questions and your attentions. And in me, the I who is you, dwells in the very secret of silence, and there it shall remain, unapproachable.

I am a good manager of my emotions. I will not let sadness get me down. I will work hard and do what I can to help myself and others.

The optimist wants to see the beautiful flowers of life, while the pessimist just wants to see the weeds.

The people behind you are not looking at you, they are looking at where you are going and that is what matters.

A person who thinks yesterday is something that happened to someone else is a person who doesn’t dream about tomorrow.


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