Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet and writer of the New York Pen League. The League was initially formed by  Nasib Arida and Abdul Massih Haddad, and re-formed by Gibran & a group of Arab writers.  The main goal of the Pen League was to lift the Arabic literature from the pool of stagnation and infuse new life into it. The league was dissolved following Gibran’s death. The Prophet and Broken Wings are two of Gibran’s notable works. So, let’s take a look at 11 introspective quotes by the Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran.

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

“A truth can walk naked but a lie always needs to be dressed.”

“If I accept the sunshine & warmth then I must also accept the thunder & lightning.”

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”

“Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the fault of others.”

“If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.”

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

“Beauty is a heart inflamed and a soul enchanted.”

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”

“And God said, ‘Love Your Enemy.’ and I obeyed him and loved myself”