Laws Xiii By Khalil Gibran

Laws Xiii Then a lawyer said, “But what of our Laws, master?” And he answered: You delight in laying down laws, Yet …

My Friend By Khalil Gibran

My Friend My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear–a care-woven garment that protects me …

God By Khalil Gibran

God In the ancient days, when the first quiver of speech came to my lips, I ascended the holy mountain and spoke …

The Vast Man By Khalil Gibran

The Vast Man by Kahlil Gibran But sweeter still than laughter and greater than longing came to me. It was the boundless …

Prayer Xxiii By Khalil Gibran

Prayer Xxiii Then a priestess said, “Speak to us of Prayer.” And he answered, saying: You pray in your distress and in …

On Death By Khalil Gibran

On Death Then Almitra spoke, saying, ‘We would ask now of Death.’ And he said: You would know the secret of death. …

Your Children By Khalil Gibran

Your Children Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through …

Friendship Ixx By Khalil Gibran

Friendship Ixx And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.” Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which …

The Two Hermits By Khalil Gibran

The Two Hermits Upon a lonely mountain, there lived two hermits who worshipped God and loved one another. Now these two hermits …

Prayer By Khalil Gibran

Prayer by Kahlil Gibran Then a priestess said, Speak to us of Prayer. And he answered, saying: You pray in your distress …

Children By Khalil Gibran

Children And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, ‘Speak to us of Children.’ And he said: Your children …

On Friendship By Khalil Gibran

On Friendship Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And …

Pleasure Xxiv By Khalil Gibran

Pleasure Xxiv Then a hermit, who visited the city once a year, came forth and said, “Speak to us of Pleasure.” And …

Marriage By Khalil Gibran

Marriage Then Almitra spoke again and said, ‘And what of Marriage, master?’ And he answered saying: You were born together, and together …

Giving By Khalil Gibran

Giving by Kahlil Gibran You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not …

The Scarecrow By Khalil Gibran

The Scarecrow Once I said to a scarecrow, ‘You must be tired of standing in this lonely field.’ And he said, ‘The …

Peace Xviii By Khalil Gibran

Peace Xviii The tempest calmed after bending the branches of the trees and leaning heavily upon the grain in the field. The …

Bewildered By Khalil Gibran

Bewildered by Kahlil Gibran This would I have you remember in remembering me: That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you …

The Creation I By Khalil Gibran

The Creation I The God separated a spirit from Himself and fashioned it into Beauty. He showered upon her all the blessings …

Vision X By Khalil Gibran

Vision X There in the middle of the field, by the side of a crystalline stream, I saw a bird-cage whose rods …

Pain By Khalil Gibran

Pain And a woman spoke, saying, ‘Tell us of Pain.’ And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that …

Beauty Xxv By Khalil Gibran

Beauty Xxv And a poet said, ‘Speak to us of Beauty.’ Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her …

Death Xxvii By Khalil Gibran

Death Xxvii Then Almitra spoke, saying, “We would ask now of Death.” And he said: You would know the secret of death. …

On Religion By Khalil Gibran

On Religion And an old priest said, ‘Speak to us of Religion.’ And he said: Have I spoken this day of aught …