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“Happiness is a myth we seek, If manifested surely irks; Like river speeding to the plain, On its arrival slows and murks. For man is happy only in His aspiration to the heights; When he attains his goal, he cools And longs for other distant flights.”


- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)




Wisdom of Gibran - Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.



Some more of his sayings/poems/thoughts





“You may chain my hands, you may shackle my feet; you may even throw me into a dark prison; but you shall not enslave my thinking, because it is free.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)





Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.




“He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-19
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Wisdom of Gibran - Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.



“Whoever would be a teacher of men let him begin by teaching himself before teaching others; and let him teach by example before teaching by word. For he who teaches himself and rectifies his own ways is more deserving of respect and reverence than he who would teach others and rectify their ways.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)




Wisdom of Gibran - Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.




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

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)





Syrian-American philosophical essayist, novelist, mystical poet, and artist.




“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.”


- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)





Syrian-American philosophical essayist, novelist, mystical poet, and artist.




“Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; is the second, then you are an oasis in a desert.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)






The New Frontier. Syrian-American philosophical essayist, novelist, mystical poet, and artist.





“The true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver but in its learning, wisdom, and in the uprightness of its sons.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)




Wisdom of Gibran - Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.



“I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes; nor would I be content with converting my tears, invited by my agonized self, into calm. It is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughter.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)




Wisdom of Gibran - Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.




“Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)





Wisdom of Gibran - Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.



“Braving obstacles and hardships is nobler than retreat to tranquility. The butterfly that hovers around the lamp until it dies is more admirable than the mole that lives in a dark tunnel.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)





Wisdom of Gibran - Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.




“Poetry, my dear friends, is a sacred incarnation of a smile. Poetry is a sigh that dries the tears. Poetry is a spirit who dwells in the soul, whose nourishment is the heart, whose wine is affection. Poetry that comes not in this form is a false messiah.”

- Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)





Wisdom of Gibran - Syrian “Lebanese” symbolist poet, writer, painter, resident in US from c.1910.




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Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return

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i do love his works, also i have one friend who is translating it to kabyle tamazight,,
but many are against it because they say his works is not islamic
but his style of writing from his time and his outlook of life in general are truly amazing
TamattuT nnegh machi ghir i waghrom
Tattali zang u yis wa Traffed' agastur."
The shawi woman isn't just for house work
She rides the horse and carries a sword.

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Yes it is obvious he is not muslim, and I think this is due to his education and time as you say. But I am not quoting the ones which are a bit suspect in the mentioning of religion! I think he has many wise things to say, and says them beautifully

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smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> he is just amazing,, i will post the translations of his work in kabyle ,.. just so beautiful