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Friday, November 8, 2019

Quotes from Kahlil Gibran's 'Prophet'



One or another friend of mine on social media kept recommending that I read Kahlil Gibran's 'Prophet'. 

So I put it in my to-read list. When the reminders didn’t stop coming my way, I thought it’s time I get this classic.

It’s certainly one of the best decisions I made that year when it comes to buying a new book. 

Here are some quotes from the book. Though, I recommend you read it too.

"When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
For even as loves crowns you so shall he crucify you,
Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"Love gives naught but itself and takes not but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
But let each one of you be alone.
Give your hearts, but not in each other's keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They came through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
For what are your possessions but things you keep and gaur for gear you may need them tomorrow?" ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "You are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you are empty are you at stand still and balanced." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "The lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.
But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed. Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)


 

 "It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind,
That you, alone and unguarded commit a wrong into other and therefore, into yourself." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "For you can only be, free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"All things, move within your being in constant half embrace, the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant an d the cherished, the pursued and that which you would escape." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"Much of your pain is self-chosen." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"Your heart know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"The teachers who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts:
And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)


 
"There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone.
The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
Whenever you enter into it take with you your all." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate of eternity." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link.
This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



"What is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily, when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters.
You are good when you are one with yourself. Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



 "Your body is the harp of your soul,
And it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds." ~~ Kahlil Gibran (Book: Prophet)



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Hope you enjoyed reading this collection of quotes.