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Sand and Foam

Kahlil Gibran

Top 10 Best Quotes

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

“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

“Seven times I have despised my soul: The first time when I saw her being meek that she might attain height. The second time when I saw her limping before the crippled. The third time when she was given to choose between the hard and the easy, and she chose the easy. The fourth time when she committed a wrong, and comforted herself that others also commit wrong. The fifth time when she forbode for weakness, and attributed her patience to strength. The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face, and knew not that it was one of her own masks. And the seventh time when she sang a song of praise, and deemed it a virtue.”

“When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.”

“Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.”

“Strange, the desire for certain pleasures is a part of my pain.”

“Generosity is not in giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is in giving me that which you need more than I do.”

“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”

“You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept.”

“Long ago you were a dream in your mother's sleep, and then she awoke to give you birth.”

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motherhood, death, completeness, creation, desire, compassion, nirvana, giving, hope, satisfaction, generosity, rememberance, becoming, sadness, life, sleep, weeping, inherency, memory, contentment, birth, imminence, laughter, indifference

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