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Kahlil Gibran
(1883-1931) born on
Apr 10
Lebanese-US poet, artist, philosopher, writer. He is remembered for his mystical prose-poetry in "The Prophet," 1923.
         
   
F
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

R
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
A
You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?
N
Work is love made visible. And if you can't 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 the people who work with joy.
K
A root is a flower that disdains fame.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Sand and Foam."
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "The Prophet."
K: In "Webster's NewWorld Best Book of Aphorisms," by Auriel Douglas, 1989.
   


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