Gibran Quotes

That which we call intelligence in the mind of some people is but a local inflammation.

We are all practical in our own interest and idealists when it concerns others.

Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.

Among intelligent people the surest basis for marriage is friendship-the sharing of real interests-the ability to fight out ideas together and understand each other's thoughts and dreams.


Marriage doesn't give one any rights in another person except such rights as that person gives-nor any freedom except the freedom which that person gives.

The idea of God is different in every man, and one can never give another his own religion. -Mary Haskell

Find out the best in a person and tell him about it. We all need that. I have grown up on praise-and it has made me humble. It will always make a person long to deserve the praise. And any real consciousness is aware of something much greater than itself. Praise means understanding. We all are fine and great, fundamentally; overestimation of one another is impossible. Learn to see the greatness and the loveliness in one another–and to tell one another of it when we see it.

I realized, that all the trouble I ever had about you came from some smallness or fear in myself.

From "I care about your Happiness"