Monday, 26 November 2012

Khalil Gibran - Golden Words of a Lebanese Philosopher

Khalil Gibran (Khalil Jibran) (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) a Lebanese-American philosopher and writer. While in his early age, he immigrated with his family to the United States. In Lebanon, he is still famous as a fictional idol. He is generally known in the English-speaking countries for his book "The Prophet (1923)", an example of motivational stories along with a sequence of philosophical articles published in lyrical English writing. 

Some quotes from his literary work are given below:

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
 Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. 
 Faith is knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

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