Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But 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.
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes. Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.