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Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in , it has been translated into more than twenty. The Prophet. The Coming of the Ship · Love · Marriage · Children · Giving · Eating and Drinking · Work · Joy and Sorrow · Houses · Clothes · Buying and Selling. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

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Return to Book Page. Preview — The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. The Prophet Quotes Showing of Th 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.

And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he pprophet to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.

Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor, Into the seasonless gihran where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.

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Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

The Prophet

Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to propget night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. 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. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would prophft the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.

And prophett would watch giibran serenity through the winters of your grief.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet: Why is it so loved?

Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity: For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, propheg been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

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Khail you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. Even while the earth sleeps we travel.

We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered. This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link. To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the ocean by juran frailty of its foam.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

To judge you by your failures is to cast blame upon the seasons for their inconstancy. Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness. And in th sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.

If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.

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The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. And When his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And When he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter teh dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.