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Love gives naught but itself
by Khalil 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.
- Khalil Gibran

Related topics: Romantic Love

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.
- Khalil Gibran

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
never an opportunity.
- Khalil Gibran

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

 

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
- Khalil Gibran

Lovers embrace that which is between them
rather than each other.
- Khalil Gibran

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When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
- Khalil Gibran

Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed.
- Khalil Gibran

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Only love and death will change all things.
- Khalil Gibran

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower.
Dream your dream to the sky
and it will bring you your beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

And think not, you can direct the course of love;
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

And you would accept the seasons of your heart
just as you have always accepted
that seasons pass over your fields
and you would watch with serenity
through the winters of your grief.
- Khalil Gibran

Love is the veil between lover and lover.
- Khalil 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.
- Khalil Gibran

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
- Khalil Gibran

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Love...
it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
- Khalil 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.
- Khalil Gibran

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who
listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity,
for they shall live forever.
Forever.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
- Khalil Gibran

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness;
and knows that yesterday is but today's memory
and tomorrow is today's dream.
- Khalil Gibran

Time has been transformed, and we have changed;
it has advanced and set us in motion;
it has unveiled its face,
inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
- Khalil Gibran

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
- Khalil Gibran

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil 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.
- Khalil Gibran

Trust in dreams, for in them
is hidden the gate to eternity.
- Khalil Gibran

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
- Khalil Gibran

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran

To understand the heart and mind of a person,
look not at what he has already achieved,
but at what he aspires to.
- Khalil Gibran

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
- Khalil Gibran

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already
lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
- Khalil Gibran

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak,
arid desert.
- Khalil Gibran

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant
is the one who came from God,
that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
- Khalil Gibran

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather,
'I have found a truth.'
- Khalil Gibran

If my survival caused another to perish,
then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

You have your ideology and I have mine.
- Khalil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered.
- Khalil Gibran

If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury;
but if you injure him you will always remember.
- Khalil Gibran

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

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge,
silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
- Khalil Gibran

If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
- Khalil Gibran

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
- Khalil 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.
- Khalil Gibran

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest,
with visions to be realized, than lord among those
without dreams and desires.
- Khalil Gibran

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge,
for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
- Khalil Gibran

I have learned silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind;
yet,
strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
- Khalil Gibran

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep,
too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
- Khalil Gibran

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest,
and then becomes a host, and then a master.
- Khalil Gibran

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
- Khalil Gibran

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

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its
morning and is refreshed.
- Khalil Gibran

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
- Khalil Gibran


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