Though his ways are hard and steep.

Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Lebanese

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And if our hands should meet in another dream, we shall build another tower in the sky.

Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.

The difficulty we meet with in reaching our goal is the shortest path to it.

Deep is your longing for the land of your memories and the dwelling-place of your greater desires; and our love would not bind you nor our needs hold you.

For many of my arrows left my bow only to seek my own breast.

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?

It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit, and to know that all blessed dead are standing about you and watching. Work is love made visible.

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

And you, vast sea, sleeping mother, Who alone are peace and freedom to the river and the stream, Only another winding will this stream make, only another murmur in this glade, And then I shall come to you, a boundless drop to a boundless ocean.

Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.

Hearts that are united through the medium of sorrow will not be separated by the glory of happiness.