Lebanese-American writer, poet, and painter (1883–1931)
Gibran Khalil Gibran, usually referred to in English as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, also considered a philosopher although he himself rejected the title. He is best known as the author of The Prophet, which was first published in the United States in 1923 and has since become one of the best-selling books of all time, having been translated into more than 100 languages.
Khalil Gibran Quotes
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.