Being philosophical, I’m always on the look out for quotes about life and who better than Lebanese-born Khalil Gibran, to inspire us with his poetic prose and philosophical essays. Maybe you’ve heard of him, maybe you haven’t. Khalil wrote more than fifteen books during his lifetime (1883-1931); his most famous being 'The Prophet,' written 8 years before his death. Khalil was actually an artist too and managed to produce some 700 portraits and sketches during his lifetime! Below are some of my favorite Khalil Gibran quotes about life that I truly admire and that really resonate with me.
1. Know when to Keep a Secret
This has to be one of the most thought-provoking quotes about life that instills within us a simple truth. If we don’t want someone else to repeat, misinterpret or misrepresent what we’re saying, don’t say it at all. You'll only regret it later. I really love the imagery Khalil evokes between the wind and the trees. When I'm reminded of this quote, it helps me keep my thoughts to myself.