Born: January 6, 1883
Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon
Died: April 10, 1931
Occupation: Artist, Author, and Poet
Profile: Best known for The Prophet.
Number of Quotes: 8
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
When you love you should not say,God is in my heart,but rather,I am in the heart of God.And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
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.
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They came through you but not from you
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.