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Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931
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Could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy.
... joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.
A root is a flower that disdains fame.
A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
All these things have you said of beauty.
Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,
And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.
It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,
But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.
It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,
But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,
But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.
People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.
But you are life and you are the veil.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and your are the mirror.
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life...
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper
An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness. Freedom of loneliness and safety from being understood. For those who understand us enslave something in us.
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was often-times filled with your tears.
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