If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees~ Kahlil Gibran
Khalil Gibran (also spelled Kahlil Gibran; Arabic: جبران خليل جبران or Halil Cibran) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer.
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.
Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.
- Philosophy, Poetry, Spirituality
- Mikhail Naimy, Ameen Rihani, Friedrich Nietzsche, Maurice Maeterlinck, Havelock Ellis, P.D. Ouspensky, James George Frazer
“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”― Kahlil Gibran
“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
💞― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet