16 Khalil Gibran Quotes on Love
Khalil Gibran or Kahlil Gibran is a Lebanese-American poet renowned for his book, The Prophet in 1923. His book saw a revival again in 1960’s. He is the third best-selling poet all time trailing Shakespeare and Laozi. Gibran’s words had a unique quality of burrowing deep into our soul, offering startling perspective on life, relationships, and love. Though using simple, regular words, the impact of his writing was profound. Any reader who has read him has never been the same, such is his impact on our psyche. Presenting few such Khalil Gibran quotes on love that offers us a new way of looking at love.
1. “And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”
2. “Hearts united in pain and sorrow
will not be separated by joy and happiness.
Bonds that are woven in sadness
are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.
Love that is washed by tears
will remain eternally pure and faithful.”
3. “Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.”
4. “Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”
5. “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. And when he speaks to you believe in him, though his voice may shatter your dreams”
6. “Love is quivering happiness.”
7. 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.
8. Even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth……
9. “When love beckons to you, follow him,”
10. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”
11. “Darkness may hide the trees
and the flowers from the eyes
but it cannot hide
love from the soul.”
12. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
13. “Love descends upon our souls by the will of God and not by the demand or the plea of the individual.
14. “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”
15. if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”