And verily he will find the roots of the good and the bad, the fruitful and the fruitless, all entwined together in the silent heart of the earth.

Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Lebanese

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Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.

He who is more mindful of one, loses the love and the faith of both.

When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

The selfsame well from which your laughter now rises was once filled with your tears... The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Men, even if they are born free, will remain slaves of strict laws enacted by their forefathers...

Your saying to me "I do not understand you", is praise beyond my worth, and an insult you do not deserve.

A truth is to be known always, to be uttered sometimes.

Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

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

If you would rise but a cubit above race and country and self you would indeed become godlike.

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.

The resting place of my soul is a beautiful grove where my knowledge of you lives.

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