The Wisdom of Khalil Gibran

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

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.

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

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

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.

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

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