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.

Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Lebanese


When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given yo.. Khalil Gibran

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I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

I too am my own forerunner, though I sit in the shadows of my trees and seem motionless.

A Poet's Death is His Life.

You want to know the meaning of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

A truly religious man does not embrace a religion; and he who embraces one has no religion.

The brooks flow to their lover, the sea, and the flowers smile at the object of their passion, the light. The mist rolls down to its beloved, the valley. And I? In me is what brooks do not know, what flowers do not hear, what the mist does not apprehend. You see me alone in my love, solitary in my yearning.

I would not listen to a conqueror preaching to the conquered.

And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.

The very privilege of non-belief represents the victory of philosophy; otherwise the non-churchgoer would still face the lions or the stake.

Look at the Darkness, giving birth to the Sun.

Long were you a dream in your mother's sleep, and then she woke to give you birth.