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Khalil Gibran

1883-1931 ,  Lebanese-American poet & philosopher
Khalil GibranLebanese American philosophical essayist, novelist, poet, and artist. Having received his primary education in Beirut, Gibran immigrated with his parents to Boston in 1895.
He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture.

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If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

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

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

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

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.

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.

To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice.


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