Quotation Explorer - 'Kahlil Gibran'

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. - Kahlil Gibran
Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. - Kahlil Gibran
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. - Kahlil Gibran
[I]st nicht die Zeit wie die Liebe, ungeteilt und ungezügelt? - Kahlil Gibran
Life is not only merriment,It is desire and determination. - Kahlil Gibran
Ihr gebt nur wenig, wenn ihr von eurem Besitz gebt. - Erst wenn ihr von euch selber gebt, gebt ihr wahrhaft. - Kahlil Gibran
إذا كنت لاترى إلا مايظهره النور، ولاتسمع إلا ماتعلنه الأصوات فأنت بالحقيقة لاترى ولاتسمع٠ - Kahlil Gibran
And how shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater than their misdeeds? - Kahlil Gibran
الفن يطلب ولا يطلب منهالشعلة الزرقاء - جبران - Kahlil Gibran
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. - Kahlil Gibran
There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea. - Kahlil Gibran
[I]hr könnt nur frei sein, wenn selbst der Wunsch, die Freiheit zu suchen, euch zum Zügel wird und wenn ihr aufhört, von Freiheit als Ziel und Erfüllung zu reden. - Kahlil Gibran
For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. - Kahlil Gibran
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. - Kahlil Gibran
The Reality of The Other Person Lies Not In What He Reveals To You, But What He Cannot Reveal To You.Therefore, If You Would Understand Him, Listen Not To What He Says, But Rather To What He Does Not Say. - Kahlil Gibran
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. - Kahlil Gibran
[I]n Wahrheit ist es das Leben, das dem Leben gibt während ihr, die ihr euch als Gebende fühlt, nichts anderes seid als Zeugen. - Kahlil Gibran
Eure Kinder sind nicht eure Kinder. - Sie sind die Söhne und Töchter der Sehnsucht des Lebens nach sich selber. - Kahlil Gibran
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. - Kahlil Gibran
When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. - Kahlil Gibran
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain. - Kahlil Gibran
He who does not seek advice is a fool. His folly blinds him to Truth and makes him evil, stubborn, and a danger to his fellow men. - Kahlil Gibran
And even as each one of you stands alone in God's knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth. - Kahlil Gibran
Arbeit ist sichtbar gemachte Liebe. - Kahlil Gibran
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Kahlil Gibran
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily, when good is hungry is seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. - Kahlil Gibran
You are good in countless ways, and you are not evil when you are not good, you are only loitering and sluggard. - Kahlil Gibran
He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy - Kahlil Gibran
لكل روح فصول..., وشتاء الروح ليس كربيعها, ولا صيفها كخريفها.الشعلة الزرقاء - جبران - Kahlil Gibran
Das freieste Lied dringt nicht durch Gitter und Draht. - Kahlil Gibran
We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side. - Kahlil Gibran
If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. - Kahlil Gibran
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. - Kahlil Gibran
When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, "Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison." And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, "Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful. - Kahlil Gibran
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. - Kahlil Gibran
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. - Kahlil Gibran
And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:Your seeds shall live in my body,And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,And your fragrance shall be my breath,And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons. - Kahlil Gibran
Life kisses our faces every morning. Yet, between morning and evening, she laughs at our sorrows. - Kahlil Gibran
The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. - Kahlil Gibran
Für den Freigebigen ist die Suche nach einem, der empfangen soll, eine größere Freude als das Geben. - Kahlil Gibran
Bedauern ist die Trübung des Geistes und nicht seine Läuterung. - Kahlil Gibran
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. - Kahlil Gibran
فالارواح السابحة هناك تحب الارواح السائره هنا.الشعلة الزرقاء - جبران - Kahlil Gibran
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. - Kahlil Gibran
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. - Kahlil Gibran
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. - Kahlil Gibran
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. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. - Kahlil Gibran
Smile, my beloved, like the gold smiles from my father's coffers. - Kahlil Gibran
A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings. Alone must it seek the ether. And alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun. - Kahlil Gibran
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Kahlil Gibran
Je tiefer sich das Leid in euer Sein eingräbt, desto mehr Freude könnt ihr fassen. - Kahlil Gibran
Schönheit ist kein Bedürfnis, sondern eine Verzückung. - Kahlil Gibran
I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward. - Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself... You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. - Kahlil Gibran
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. - Kahlil Gibran
And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the final hour of separation. - Kahlil Gibran
Not without a wound in the spirit shall I leave this city. - Kahlil Gibran
[W]enn ihr nicht mit Liebe, sondern nur mit Widerwillen arbeiten könnt, lasst besser eure Arbeit [...] und nehmt Almosen von denen, die mit Freude arbeiten. - Kahlil Gibran
Die Vernunft ist, wenn sie allein waltet, eine einengende Kraft; und unbewacht ist die Leidenschaft eine Flamme, die bis zur Selbstzerstörung brennt. - Kahlil Gibran
Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity. - Kahlil Gibran
Tolerance is love sick with the sickness of haughtiness. - Kahlil Gibran
You make such a noise falling! You scatter all my winter dreams - Kahlil Gibran
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. - Kahlil Gibran
Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. - Kahlil Gibran
Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,That we may record our emptiness. - Kahlil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy - Kahlil Gibran
Euer Freund ist die Antwort auf eure Nöte. - Kahlil Gibran
Niemand kann euch etwas eröffnen, das nicht schon im Dämmern eures Wissens schlummert. - Kahlil Gibran
You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran
An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. - Kahlil Gibran
Schönheit ist Ewigkeit, die sich in einem Spiegel anschaut. - Aber ihr seid die Ewigkeit, und ihr seid der Spiegel. - Kahlil Gibran
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were. - Kahlil Gibran
ولمّا فتحت قلبي لكي ارى السعادة, وجدت مرآتها وسريرها وملابسها, لكنّي لم اجدها. - Kahlil Gibran
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. - Kahlil Gibran
In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath. - Kahlil Gibran
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. - Kahlil Gibran
Dig anywhere in the earth and you will find a treasure, only you must dig with the faith of a peasant. - Kahlil Gibran
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. - Kahlil Gibran
Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy - Kahlil Gibran
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour. - Kahlil Gibran
No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone. - Kahlil Gibran
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran
It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. - Kahlil Gibran
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. - Kahlil Gibran
Vergnügen ist ein Lied der Freiheit, - Aber es ist keine Freiheit. - Kahlil Gibran
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all. - Kahlil Gibran
The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities. - Kahlil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. - Kahlil Gibran
One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's. - Kahlil Gibran
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' - Kahlil Gibran
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? - Kahlil Gibran
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. - Kahlil Gibran
Behind the veil of each night, there is a smiling dawn. - Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of the Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. - Kahlil Gibran
You give but little when you give of your posessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. - Kahlil Gibran
It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body. - Kahlil Gibran
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite. - Kahlil Gibran
Der Gedanke ist ein Vogel, der Raum braucht und in einem Käfig von Worten zwar seine Flügel ausbreiten, aber nicht fliegen kann. - Kahlil Gibran
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. - Kahlil Gibran
They deem me mad for I will not sell my days for gold; I deem them mad for they think my days have a price. - Kahlil Gibran
Perhaps time’s definition of coal is the diamond. - Kahlil Gibran
Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain. - Kahlil Gibran
[I]m Hain des Tempels und im Schatten der Zitadelle habe ich die Freiesten unter euch ihre Freiheit als Joch und Handschellen tragen sehen. - Kahlil Gibran
Euer Haus ist euer größerer Körper. - Kahlil Gibran
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. - Kahlil Gibran
Love is know the pain of too much tenderness. - Kahlil Gibran
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. - Kahlil Gibran
In the sweetness of friendship; let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. - Kahlil Gibran
For the sight of the angry weather saddens my soul and the sight of the town, sitting like a bereaved mother beneath layers of ice, oppresses my heart. - Kahlil Gibran
Wenn [der Lehrer] wirklich weise ist, fordert er euch nicht auf, ins Haus seiner Weisheit einzutreten, sondern führt euch an die Schwelle eures eigenen Geistes. - Kahlil Gibran
I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;I am the memory of a moment of happiness;I am the last gift of the living to the dead;I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow. - Kahlil Gibran
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. - Kahlil Gibran
It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. - Kahlil Gibran
Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood. - Kahlil Gibran
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. - Kahlil Gibran
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence. - Kahlil Gibran
Der Lehrer [...] gibt nicht von seiner Weisheit, sondern eher von seinem Glauben und seiner Liebe. - Kahlil Gibran
Einige Junge unter euch suchen das Vergnügen, als sei es alles, und sie werden getadelt und verurteilt. - Ich würde sie weder tadeln noch verurteilen. Ich würde sie suchen lassen. - Kahlil Gibran
Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream. - Kahlil Gibran
God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them. - Kahlil Gibran
Sicher gibt es kein größeres Geschenk für einen Menschen als das, was all seine Ziele zu brennenden Lippen und alles Leben zu einem Brunnen macht. - Kahlil Gibran
Life is but a sleep disturbed By dreaming - Kahlil Gibran
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. - Kahlil Gibran
That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined. - Kahlil Gibran
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. - Kahlil Gibran
Die Einsicht eines Menschen verleiht ihre Flügel keinem anderen. - Kahlil Gibran
Seven times have I despised my soul: The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face, and knew not that it was one of her own masks. - Kahlil Gibran
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do. - Kahlil Gibran
Ihr redet, wenn ihr aufhört mit euren Gedanken in Frieden zu sein. - Kahlil Gibran
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. - Kahlil Gibran
Every man loves two women;the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born. - Kahlil Gibran
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught. - Kahlil Gibran
Some of you say, 'Joy is greater thar sorrow,' and others say, 'Nay, sorrow is the greater.'But I say unto you, they are inseparable.Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. - Kahlil Gibran
If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully. - Kahlil Gibran
[Wer fällt] fällt für die vor ihm, die obgleich schneller und sicherer im Schritt, den Stein des Anstoßes nicht entfernten. - Kahlil Gibran
My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear - a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence - Kahlil Gibran
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