Quotes From The Prophet

Over a decade ago, I wrote down these wise words from Kahlil Gibran.  I have carried them with me ever since.  These are all from his book The Prophet.  I feel gratitude for pain each time I read them.  The craving to truly understand my heart, and Life’s Heart, grows dramatically when absorbing these meanings.


“Even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.  Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.”

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.”

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.”

Think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”

What is fear of need but need itself?”

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

When you are joyous look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.”

“It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied.”

Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion and your appetite.”

The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape.”

“Your daily life is your temple and religion.”

For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one.”

“And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered.”

“And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

To judge you by your failures is to cast blame upon the seasons for their inconsistency.”


Kahlil Gibran



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