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Kahlil Gibran Poems | Quotes | Articles

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Kahlil Gibran Biography...Khalil Gibran (Gibran Khalil Gibran, Kahlil Gibran, Jubran Khalil Jubran or Jibran Khalil Jibran) was a Lebanese artist, poet, philosopher, and writer.


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Quote Left If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. Quote Right
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Quote Left My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation. Quote Right
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Quote Left Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. Poetry Quote Right
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Quote Left We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble. Quote Right
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Quote Left Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. 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. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you, For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows might go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable. Quote Right
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