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All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
– Khalil Gibran
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
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.
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.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
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.
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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.
They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’
Love… it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
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.
The just is close to the people’s heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.