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

  Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.  
 -  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
  

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

  For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.  
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  Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.  
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  If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  
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  I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.  
 -  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
  

  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
  

  I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strangely, I am ungrateful to these teachers.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

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

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

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

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

  Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?  
 -  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
  

  Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

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

  Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  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.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

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

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

  Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

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

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

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

  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.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

  What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?  
 -  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
  

  Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.  
 -  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
  

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

  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.  
 -  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
  

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

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

  All that spirits desire, spirits attain.  
 -  Khalil Gibran
  

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

  Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.  
 -  Khalil Gibran