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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Prophet - Khalil Gibran

Quotes from 'The Prophet' - Khalil Gibran


"He who wears his morality but as his best garment were better naked. And he who defines his conduct by ethics imprisons his song-bird in a cage."

"If you would know God, you shall see Him playing with your children. Look into space, you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightening and descending in the rain. You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees."

"Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing."

"Your body is a harp of your soul. And it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds."

"The breath of life is the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind."

"You are good when you are fully awake in your speech."

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

"Love possesses not nor would it be possessed. For love is sufficient unto love."

"Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself." 



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