Kahlil Gibran

The earth delights

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Give thanks for another day of loving

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
To melt and be like a running brook
That sings its melody to the night.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart
And give thanks for another day of loving.

~ Kahlil Gibran

The sweetness of friendship

And in the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter
and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.

~ Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet (A Borzoi Book)
By Kahlil Gibran

Love gives naught but itself

Love gives naught but itself and takes
naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love . . .
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

~ from THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet
By Kahlil Gibran

You pray in your distress and in your need

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

~ from THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet
By Kahlil Gibran

Where shall you seek beauty

. . . Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her
unless she herself be your way and your guide?
And how shall you speak of her
except she be the weaver of your speech . . .
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.

~ from THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran

The earth delights to feel your bare feet

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

~ by Kahlil Gibran

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today's dream. And that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.
~ from THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet
By Kahlil Gibran

All work is empty

All work is empty save when there is love.

~ Kahlil Gibran

I have learned silence from the talkative

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, kindness from the unkind. I am grateful.

~ Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet (A Borzoi Book)
By Kahlil Gibran
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