Top 50 Best Inspiring Khalil Gibran Quotes

Khalil Gibran Quotes

“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.”

“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.”

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself”

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

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

“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”

“I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.”

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy”

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”

“It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.”

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”

“They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.”

“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”

“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.”


“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.”

“The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”

“My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.”

“Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.”

“When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

“And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

“We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.”

“Work is love made visible. And if you can't work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of the people who work with joy”

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”

“Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.”

“There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing.”

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

“Much of your pain is self-chosen.”


“Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness.”

“Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.”

“He who is more mindful of one, loses the love and the faith of both.”

“Let your home be you mast and not your anchor.”

“I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us.”

“Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.”

“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.”

“A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings. Alone must it seek the ether. And alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun.”

“For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

“You see but your shadow when you turn your back to the sun.”

“And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.”

“The lust for comfort kills the passions of the soul.”

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

“Because the soul is like a flower that folds its petals when dark comes, and breathes not its fragrance into the phantoms of the night.”

“Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. ”

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

“How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth?”

“God listens not to your words save when He Himself utters them through your lips.”

“You cannot laugh and be unkind at the same time”

“All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.”

“And your fragrance shall be my breath, And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.”

“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.”