Khalil Gibran Gives You 22 Lessons That Can Transform Your Life

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How many of you think you need some change in your life? I bet you have something you don’t like about yourself.

If you heard about Khalil Gibran you would know that he is one respected author who wrote many books about life. Some call him “The Prophet” because he touched their soul and changed their lives.

His books are all masterpieces and just by reading them, you feel like something in you has changed.

You don’t believe us?

Here are 22 lessons about life that will make you take one of his books and see whether something will change.

Here we go:

“A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand”


“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.”


“I’ve learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”


“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.”


“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart”


“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give”


“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”


“Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.”


“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”


“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose”


“They say: ‘If a man knew himself, he would know all mankind.’ I say: ‘If a man loved mankind, he would know something of himself.”


“The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”


“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”


“Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity.”


“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.”


“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”


“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.”


“You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.”


“If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.”


“To belittle, you have to be little.”


“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”


“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”


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