Famous Quotes from ...

Kahlil 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.

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

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    Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness

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    Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

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    He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge, and his spirit will be empty of affection.

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    Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.

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

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

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

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    Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love.

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    When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.

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    During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. When once the risk has really been taken, then the greatest danger is to risk too much.

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

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

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

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

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    A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

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    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.

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    The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness...

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    Love has the power that dispels death; charm that conquers the enemy

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    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.

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    Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart

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    All these things have you said of beauty. Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied, And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted. It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears. It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw, But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight. People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and your are the mirror.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, tr

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    Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms Without the aid of the seasons.

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    In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

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

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    Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.

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