Khalil Gibran (1883 – 1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist, and philosopher. Born in a village in the Ottoman Empire, Gibran immigrated with his family to the United States in 1895, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. He was an accomplished visual artist, especially in drawing and watercolor, having attended the Académie Julian art school in Paris from 1908 to 1910. Gibran is best known as the author of The Prophet, which was first published in the United States in 1923 and is one of the best-selling books of all time.
Quotes by Khalil Gibran…
The mountain veiled in mist is not a hill; an oak tree in the rain is not a weeping willow.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. 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.
You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pastures. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.