Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Lebanese

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And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.

And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.

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

And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment.

You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore.

When you love you should not say, God is in my heart, but rather, I am in the heart of God.

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.

Said the Eye one day, I see beyond these valleys a mountain veiled with blue mist. Is it not beautiful? The Ear listened, and after listening intently awhile, said, But where is any mountain? I.

The sorrowful spirit finds relaxation in solitude.

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

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.