Famous Khalil Gibran Quotes

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.


If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?


Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.


If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.


Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.


And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.


Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.


A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.


Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.


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


One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.


We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.


If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.


Let there be spaces in your togetherness


love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.


Love one another, but make not a bond of love.


But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.


And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.


Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.


When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the ‘nay’ in your own mind, nor do you withhold the ‘ay. And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart; For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unclaimed. When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.