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|Quotations by Khalil Gibran
|Freedom and safety in my madness - 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.
At peace with your thoughts - You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.
Spaces in your togetherness - Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
The strongest souls emerge from suffering - Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Love knows not its own depth - Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
If you reveal secrets to the wind - If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
When you part from a friend - 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.
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