When I studied Gibran (Lebanese poet, writer, painter) in school, I thought he was a tortured soul.
I also thought he was too much of a romantic for me at that time. Of course I was 17 so it’s natural that I didn’t get him and his notion of love.
But now at 23. I get him more. His thoughts on freedom and breaking social norms is what I like the most.
Here are some great Gibran quotes.
1. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
2. Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream.
3. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
4. An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.
5. To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
6. Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
7. 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.
8. If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
9. Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
10. We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
11. Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.