Gibran Khalil Gibran was born on January 6, 1883 in Bsharri, Northern Lebanon. He is a Lebanese-American philosophical essayist, novelist, mystical poet, and artist.
On June 25, 1895, the Gibrans embarked on a voyage to the American shores of New York. In the school, a registration mistake altered his name forever by shortening it to Kahlil Gibran, which remained unchanged till the rest of his life despite repeated attempts at restoring his full name.
Among his best-known works is THE PROPHET, a book of 26 poetic essays, which has been translated into over 20 languages. The book continues to inspire millions worldwide with its timeless words of love and mystical longing.
These are 5 powerful life lessons by Gibran Khalil Gibran:
“Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.” — Khalil Gibran
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do”. — Khalil Gibran
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need”. — Khalil Gibran
“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit”. — Khalil Gibran
“If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work”. — Khalil Gibran
Gibran Khalil Gibran passed away on the 10th of April 1931, in New York City at the age of 48. Few memorial places were built in many countries around the world, such as Buenos Aires in Argentina, Curitiba, Paraná in Brazil, Boston in Massachusetts, Washington DC and others to honor the inspirational work that he has done to his own country Lebanon, the country he was raised in USA, and the world.
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