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On Laws

Then the lawyer said, But what of our Laws, master? And he answered; You delight in laying down laws, Yet you delight more in breaking them. Like children playing by the ocean who build sand-towers with constancy and then destr...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Talking

And then a scholar said, Speak of Talking. And he answered, saying: You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a dive...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Death

Then Almitra spoke, saying, We would ask now of Death. And he said: You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day ca...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Houses

Then a mason came forth and said, Speak to us of Houses. And he answered and said: Build of your imaginings a bower in the wilderness ere you build a house within the city walls. For even as you have home-comings in your twilight, s...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Pain

And a woman spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain. And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain....

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
Thoughts

What kind of thoughts now, do you carry In your travels day by day Are they bright and lofty visions, Or neglected, gone astray? Matters not how great in fancy, Or what deeds of skill you’ve wrought; Man, though high may be his stati...

by Myra Viola Wilds

added by naama
1 day ago
On Prayer

Then the priestess said, Speak to us of Prayer. And he answered, saying: You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. For what is prayer ...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Giving

Then said a rich man, Speak to us of Giving. And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and gua...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Crime and Punishment

Then one of the judges of the city stood forth and said, Speak to us of Crime and Punishment. And he answered, saying: It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind, That you, alone and unguarded, commit a wrong unto others an...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Friendship

And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship. And he answered, saying: Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Religion

And an old priest said, Speak to us of Religion. And he said: Have I spoken this day of aught else? Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever s...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
The Coming of the Ship

Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth. And in the twelfth year, on the seventh day o...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
Defeat

Defeat, my Defeat, my solitude and my aloofness; You are dearer to me than a thousand triumphs, And sweeter to my heart than all world-glory. Defeat, my Defeat, my self-knowledge and my defiance, Through you I know that I am yet young and swift ...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago

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