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Love gives naught but itself
by Khalil Gibran

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

Related topics: Romantic Love

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught but from itself.
- Khalil Gibran

 

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
- Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
- Khalil Gibran

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You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

Love possesses not
nor would it be possessed.
- Khalil Gibran

Lovers embrace that which is between them
rather than each other.
- Khalil Gibran

Only love and death will change all things.
- Khalil Gibran

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- 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

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
never an opportunity.
- Khalil Gibran

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Let there be no purpose in friendship
save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

And you would accept the seasons of your heart
just as you have always accepted
that seasons pass over your fields
and you would watch with serenity
through the winters of your grief.
- Khalil Gibran

When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

And think not, you can direct the course of love;
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
- Khalil Gibran

Love is the veil between lover and lover.
- Khalil Gibran

Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower.
Dream your dream to the sky
and it will bring you your beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth,
I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
- Khalil Gibran

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
- Khalil Gibran

Love...
it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
- Khalil Gibran

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
- Khalil Gibran

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Faith is a knowledge within the heart,
beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who
listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity,
for they shall live forever.
Forever.
- Khalil Gibran

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

Time has been transformed, and we have changed;
it has advanced and set us in motion;
it has unveiled its face,
inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
- Khalil Gibran

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly,
but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

Trust in dreams, for in them
is hidden the gate to eternity.
- Khalil Gibran

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste,
it is better that you should leave your work.
- Khalil Gibran

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness;
and knows that yesterday is but today's memory
and tomorrow is today's dream.
- Khalil Gibran

Love is trembling happiness.
- Khalil Gibran

Generosity is giving more than you can,
and pride is taking less than you need.
- Khalil Gibran

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep,
too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
- Khalil Gibran

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble
and beautiful end of a human being.
- Khalil Gibran

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant
is the one who came from God,
that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
- Khalil Gibran

Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
When you enter into it take with you your all.
- Khalil Gibran

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
- Khalil Gibran

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness
which does not bow before children.
- Khalil Gibran

Progress lies not in enhancing what is,
but in advancing toward what will be.
- Khalil Gibran

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
- Khalil Gibran

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection.
Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path,
for they draw only corrupt blood.
- Khalil Gibran

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your
bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Khalil Gibran

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content
in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
- Khalil Gibran

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
- Khalil Gibran

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
- Khalil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered.
- Khalil Gibran

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness.
An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
- Khalil Gibran

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision
because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
- Khalil Gibran

Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
- Khalil Gibran

The eye of a human being is a microscope,
which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
- Khalil Gibran

Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste,
it is better that you should leave your work and sit
at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
- Khalil Gibran

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
- Khalil Gibran

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge,
for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
- Khalil Gibran

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors.
But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty,
and obey only love.
- Khalil Gibran

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter,
and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its
morning and is refreshed.
- Khalil Gibran

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
- Khalil Gibran


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