Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883 - 1931), usually referred to in English as Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist, and a philosopher.
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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
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.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
To be able to look back upon one's life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
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