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Khalil Gibran

Date de naissance: 6. janvier 1883
Date de décès: 10. avril 1931
Autres noms:Kahlil Gibran

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Gibran Khalil Gibran, né le 6 janvier 1883 à Bcharré au Liban et décédé le 10 avril 1931 à New York, est un poète et artiste peintre libanais, Il a séjourné en Europe et passé la majeure partie de sa vie aux États-Unis. Publié en 1923 et composé de vingt-six textes poétiques, son recueil Le Prophète est devenu particulièrement populaire pendant les années 1960 dans le courant de la contre-culture et les mouvements 'Nouvel age'. On a comparé Gibran à William Blake, et il est appelé par l’écrivain Alexandre Najjar le « Victor Hugo libanais ».

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„My thought is a tender leaf that sways in every direction and finds pleasure in its swaying.“

— Khalil Gibran
Context: My thought is a tender leaf that sways in every direction and finds pleasure in its swaying. Your thought is an ancient dogma that cannot change you nor can you change it. My thought is new, and it tests me and I test it morn and eve. You have your thought and I have mine.

„Love is a gracious host to his guests though to the unbidden his house is a mirage and a mockery.“

— Khalil Gibran
Context: Love is a gracious host to his guests though to the unbidden his house is a mirage and a mockery. Now you would have me explain the miracles of Jesus. We are all the miraculous gesture of the moment; our Lord and Master was the centre of that moment. Yet it was not in His desire that His gestures be known. John At Patmos: Jesus The Gracious

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„O love, whose lordly hand
Has bridled my desires,
And raised my hunger and my thirst
To dignity and pride“

— Khalil Gibran
Context: O love, whose lordly hand Has bridled my desires, And raised my hunger and my thirst To dignity and pride, Let not the strong in me and the constant Eat the bread or drink the wine That tempt my weaker self. Let me rather starve, And let my heart parch with thirst, And let me die and perish, Ere I stretch my hand To a cup you did not fill, Or a bowl you did not bless. "Love"

„Your thought advocates fame and show. Mine counsels me and implores me to cast aside notoriety and treat it like a grain of sand cast upon the shore of eternity.“

— Khalil Gibran
Context: Your thought advocates fame and show. Mine counsels me and implores me to cast aside notoriety and treat it like a grain of sand cast upon the shore of eternity. Your thought instills in your heart arrogance and superiority. Mine plants within me love for peace and the desire for independence. Your thought begets dreams of palaces with furniture of sandalwood studded with jewels, and beds made of twisted silk threads. My thought speaks softly in my ears, "Be clean in body and spirit even if you have nowhere to lay your head." Your thought makes you aspire to titles and offices. Mine exhorts me to humble service.

„The world crucifies them every day,
But only in little ways.
The sky is not shaken,
And the earth travails not with her dead.“

— Khalil Gibran
Context: Here and there, betwixt the cradle and the coffin, I meet your silent brothers, The free men, unshackled, Sons of your mother earth and space. They are like the birds of the sky, And like the lilies of the field. They live your life and think your thoughts, And they echo your song. But they are empty-handed, And they are not crucified with the great crucifixion, And therein is their pain. The world crucifies them every day, But only in little ways. The sky is not shaken, And the earth travails not with her dead. A Man From Lebanon: Nineteen Centuries Afterward

„For the first time the sun kissed my own naked face and my soul was inflamed with love for the sun, and I wanted my masks no more. And as if in a trance I cried, "Blessed, blessed are the thieves who stole my masks."
Thus I became a madman.“

— Khalil Gibran
Context: For the first time the sun kissed my own naked face and my soul was inflamed with love for the sun, and I wanted my masks no more. And as if in a trance I cried, "Blessed, blessed are the thieves who stole my masks." Thus I became a madman. And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. Introduction

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