Reading “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran

I am currently reading this slender volume titled “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran. It is filled with gems that speak to us of life and making it worthwhile. Some of my favorite quotes are:

“For in truth it is life that gives unto life – while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.”

“It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked; through understanding;…”

“It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

“For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?”

“You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth.”

“For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.”

“Work is love made visible.”

“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.”

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

“Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean.”

“The righteous is not innocent of the deeds of the wicked…”

“You delight in laying down laws, yet you delight more in breaking them.”

“… you can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?”

“… yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.”

“For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?”

Absolutely beautiful. However, don’t take my word for it; visit your local library or bookstore for a copy.


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