Khalil Gibran

Birth: January 06, 1883 - Death April 10, 1931
Khalil Gibran (/dʒɪˈbrɑːn/); sometimes spelled Kahlil; full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran (Arabic: جبران خليل جبران‎ / ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān) (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist and Syrian nationalist.

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

The lust for comfort kills the passions of the soul.

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.

- Khalil Gibran

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

- Khalil Gibran

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.

- Khalil Gibran

They say: ‘If a man knew himself, he would know all mankind.’ I say: ‘If a man loved mankind, he would know something of himself.

- Khalil Gibran

When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

- Khalil Gibran

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

- Khalil Gibran

Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.

- Khalil Gibran

The lust for comfort kills the passions of the soul.