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Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.

On Good and Evil

You are good when you strive to give of yourself.
Yet you are not evil when you seek gain for yourself.
For when you strive for gain you are but a root that clings to the earth and sucks at her breast.
Surely the fruit cannot say to the root, "Be like me, ripe and full and ever giving of your abundance."
For to the fruit giving is a need, as receiving is a need to the root.

You are good when you are fully awake in your speech,
Yet you are not evil when you sleep while your tongue staggers without purpose.
And even stumbling speech may strengthen a weak tongue.

You are good when you walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps.
Yet you are not evil when you go thither limping. Even those who limp go not backward.
But you who are strong and swift, see that you do not limp before the lame, deeming it kindness.

You are good in countless ways, and you are not evil when you are not good,
You are only loitering and sluggard.
Pity that the stags cannot teach swiftness to the turtles.

In your longing for your giant self lies your goodness: and that longing is in all of you.
But in some of you that longing is a torrent rushing with might to the sea, carrying the secrets of the hillsides and the songs of the forest. And in others it is a flat stream that loses itself in angles and bends and lingers before it reaches the shore.
But let not him who longs much say to him who longs little, "Wherefore are you slow and halting?"
For the truly good ask not the naked, "Where is your garment?" nor the houseless, "What has befallen your house?"

Source: Katz and Dogs.com/on good and evil by kahlil gibran.

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.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.

 

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.

 

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

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.


God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.




A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.



You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.

God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path.
Yet, many seek life from without, unaware that is within them.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.


The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns;
the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.





Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain...
[A]ccept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields...

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.



Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself...
You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.
 


Many a doctrine is like a window pane.
We see truth through it, but it divides us from truth.

Source: Quote World.org/kahlil gibran.


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