When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.

Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Lebanese

When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness. Khalil Gibran

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Only those beneath me can envy or hate me. I have never been envied nor hated; I am above no one. Only those above me can praise or belittle me. I have never been praised nor belittled; I am below no one.

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.

And that the corner-stone of the temple is not higher than the lowest stone in its foundation.

The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding.

Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning proclaim the majesty of the sky, – then let your heart say in awe, God moves in passion.

Man struggles to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking is within him.

But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.

We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.

For God opens the doors of truth to him who knocks with the hand of faith.

And when one of you falls down he falls for those behind him, a caution against the stumbling stone.

Love is quivering happiness.

He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth.