The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives?

Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Lebanese

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How often have you sailed in my dreams. And now you come in my awakening, which is my deeper dream.

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?

It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.

Your joy can fill you only as deeply as your sorrow has carved you.

And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.

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

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.

Saying this, he turned his head toward the window as if he were trying to solve the problems of human existence by concentrating on the beauty of the universe.

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

If I were to choose between the power writing a poem and the ecstasy of a poem unwritten, I would choose the ecstasy. It is better poetry. But you and all my neighbors agree that I always choose badly.

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music.

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course.

The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm, nor the voice that echoes it.