20 Mystical Khalil Gibran Quotes That Reveal The Beauty of Life

Khalil Gibran, the author of The Prophet, was a Lebanese writer, poet, painter, and philosopher. His works are published in both Arabic and English and depict his profound wisdom in mystical and religious matters.

He is one of the world’s bestselling poets and his book The Prophet was so well received that since its publication in 1923, it never went out of print. Many great people in history including The Beatles, John F. Kennedy, and Indira Gandhi have said that Khalil Gibran’s philosophy had a huge influence on their thinking.

Here are the 20 mystical Khalil Gibran quotes to show you the beauty of life.

1. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. – Khalil Gibran

The strongest people in this world are born from suffering and vulnerability. Think of Jim Carrey. In childhood, his family suffered from poverty and depressive circumstances. That pushed him to become someone who could entertain the entire world!

2. Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. – Khalil Gibran Quotes

It is in human nature to take for granted what is readily available. Only when we lose certain people, do we realize how important they were in our lives.

3. Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof. – Khalil Gibran

When we have faith in something, we don’t need a reason to prove it. Our intuition and heart know that our belief is right.

4. God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them. – Khalil Gibran

There are many places you can find truth in. You can learn it from making mistakes, from people who’ve already been where you want to go, and sometimes in books also.

5. I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. – Khalil Gibran

The greatest teacher in life is failure. We learn to love from haters, to respect others from arrogant people, to work hard from lazy and stagnant people, and so on. Yet, we tend to see failures as something invaluable.

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6. In the sweetness of friendship; let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. – Khalil Gibran Quotes

Cherish every little moment in your relationship and savor every laughter you share with the other person.

7. If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. – Khalil Gibran

When you hate what you do, you can’t work hard at it and go the extra mile. So it’s better to pick something you are naturally drawn to.

8. If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were. – Khalil Gibran

Don’t chase anyone. Those who really value you will stay and others will leave.

9. In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people’s wrath. – Khalil Gibran

Don’t be modest when you’re exposing something immoral. The greatest change comes when you choose courage over fear.

10. The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. – Khalil Gibran Quotes

The more you have been beaten down by your experiences in life, the more joyful you can become from the little pleasures in life.

11. The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities. – Khalil Gibran

Let’s not forget that our forefathers are responsible for our evolution to a certain extent. For example, because someone built the internet, now we use it as a service. Our evolution is happening because of the work the earlier generations did in their lifetime.

12. 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. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Khalil Gibran Quotes

We laugh, because our wounds disappear for a while. We cry, because our joy disappears for a while.

13. Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart.

A person can be beautiful on the outside, yet be arrogant, pompous, and negative inside. Beauty comes from a clean heart.

14. I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.

It is our quirks, our innermost layer of personality that keep us free. When we want to be accepted, we act in a way that is “right” and give up our freedom.

15. They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.

Your time is too valuable for working for money. One day you might become a millionaire doing the work you hate and realize that you have lost 10 or 20 most important years of your life.

16. The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.

When we are happy, the world seems bright. When we are sad, the world seems gloomy. As within, so without.

17. It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. – Khalil Gibran Quotes

When you help someone when they ask you, they are happy because their problem is fixed. But when you go out of your way to help someone, you instill faith in them and affirm that life is good.

18. Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. – Khalil Gibran

Sadness is just a block between you and happiness. When people are broken inside, they can still see the positive side, but their focus remains on the negative side.

19. To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice. – Khalil Gibran Quotes

A successful person is that who does what he wanted to do in his life. Period.

20. Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem. – Khalil Gibran

The greatest feeling in this world is seeing the results of hard work. So before you go on to find Moksha or Nirvana, realize that hard work gives the sweetest fruits.

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