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Khalil Gibran
(6 Jan 1883 - 10 Apr 1931)

Lebanese-American writer, poet and artist , who moved as a child with his family to America in 1895. He wrote inspirational works, including The Prophet, a slim book of parables that by 1986 had sold almost eight million copies in the U.S.

Science Quotes by Khalil Gibran (14 quotes)

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A fox looked at his shadow at sunrise and said, “I will have a camel for lunch today.” And all morning he went about looking for camels. But at noon he saw his shadow again - and he said, “A mouse will do.”
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 18.
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A scientist without imagination is a butcher with dull knives and out-worn scales.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 204.
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All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 181.
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Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
— Khalil Gibran
In The Kahlil Gibran Reader: Inspirational Writings (2006), 38.
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How narrow is the vision that exalts the busyness of the ant above the singing of the grasshopper.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 203.
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If it were not for our conception of weights and measures we would stand in awe of the firefly as we do before the sun.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 204.
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Last night I invented a new pleasure, and as I was giving it the first trial an angel and a devil came rushing toward my house. They met at my door and fought with each other over my newly created pleasure; the one crying, “It is a sin!” - the other, “It is a virtue!”
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 21.
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No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 134.
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Science and religion are in full accord, but science and faith are in complete discord.
— Khalil Gibran
In The Kahlil Gibran Reader: Inspirational Writings (2006), 41.
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Strife in nature is but disorder longing for order.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 203.
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The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding. … And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 134.
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There is neither religion nor science beyond beauty.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 206.
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We shall never understand each other until we reduce the language to seven words.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 187.
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You see but your shadow when you turn your back to the sun.
— Khalil Gibran
In Kahlil Gibran: The Collected Works (207), 188.
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