Top 26 Most Inspiring Kahlil Gibran Quotes

Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese philosophical essayist, novelist, poet and artist. He is best known for his book The Prophet — a collection of essays in prose as well as poetry, exploring the meaning of life and the condition of man. Illustrated with the author’s own drawings, it was first published in 1923 and has never been out of print. As an artist, Gibran created hundreds of drawings and paintings and as an author he wrote in both English and Arabic. In the world of Arabic literature, Kahlil is considered a rebel for not complying with “the old ways”. Gibran died at the age of 48 in New York City. Next to his grave stands this quote: “A word I want to see written on my grave: I am alive like you, and I am standing beside you. Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you”. Gibran was a hopeless romantic, he strongly believed in the power of generosity and in taking the best out of every experience, good or bad. Here are 26 Kahlil Gibran quotes to teach you about the deep meaning of love. You talk when you cease to be at […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 256 - 12 Harriet Tubman Quotes to Help You Find the Leader Within

12 Harriet Tubman Quotes to Help You Find the Leader Within

Harriet Tubman was a leading abolitionist who went on to become the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad — a network of secret routes and safe houses destined to help those enslaved during the 19th century. The routes led to free states but later on, as the Fugitive Slave Law was adopted, slaves could be captured and returned to their masters. So Harriet Tubman changed the route to Canada, which prohibited slavery categorically, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom, using this route. Her efforts, ingenuity, and determination later earned her the “Moses” moniker, among others. Born in a family of slaves, she was beaten, sold and constantly ill due to poor conditions and endless struggles; yet Tubman knew that she was destined for something bigger, which gave her the determination to escape — and take others with her. By being a great leader and helping so many, she achieved greatness and restored faith among enslaved people. During the Civil War, Tubman also worked as a spy, working alongside the Union Army. Harriet became a highly respected figure in history and an American icon. Here are 12 Harriet Tubman quotes to help you find the leader within. Don’t ever stop. […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 11 - 25 Rumi Quotes to Inspire Deeper Connections and a Positive Outlook

25 Rumi Quotes to Inspire Deeper Connections and a Positive Outlook

Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. His discipline and wisdom have crossed all national and ethnic borders ever since the 13th century. I’m pretty sure each and every one of you has heard or read some of his words at some point. Rumi is seen as a great spiritual master and poet. His work influenced and inspired many other artists, his wise words kept many others sane up to this day. Rumi’s poetry is a series of mystical experiences – a reflection on nature’s beauty, a song, a dance, an idea, a feeling… anything that makes us human, everything we’re able to see with our eyes open or shut. He is among the poets that show us the importance of every experience, be it good or bad. Here are 25 Rumi quotes to inspire deeper connections and give a more positive outlook on life. Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. What you seek is seeking you. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 251 - 18 Graduation Quotes to Inspire your Future – Even If You’re Not a Student

18 Graduation Quotes to Inspire your Future – Even If You’re Not a Student

If you’ve already been there, you’ll remember it fondly, and if you’re close to your graduation day, buckle up because you’re going to ride an emotional roller coaster. Graduation day is a day filled with mixed feelings. You’re gonna be happy because you’ve finally made it; no more classes, no more teachers telling you what to do and no more exams. Maybe you’ll move from your parents’ house and that makes things even better (or so you think). But you’re also going to get a bit anxious and start realizing that you’re going to miss your school days. Suddenly all those questions pop up – ‘Where do I go from here?’; ‘Will I be able to make it on my own?’; ‘Will I be as successful as I’ve always dreamed?’; ‘Do I even have a speech for all this?’. Enjoy the day as much as you can because graduation will be one of the best moments in your life. It’s time for a new start and you’re in charge to make it a great one. It’s time for you to shine! Here are 18 graduation quotes to encourage you and inspire your future. graduation-quotes-inspire-future As you start your journey, the […]

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Speak Child Speak

By MS For my daughter Speak, child, speak, hold not your tongue because the question that you ask, the answer that it brings may be the solution that saves us all Speak, child, speak Because ignorance is not bliss, it is apathy to the mind. It is the residue of stagnant thoughts that destroys itself fully with the passions of time & stagnation is death to young & old minds. Speak, child, speak, your voice may be the one that touches the world & shapes reality into a paradise that women, men, & children may grow & peacefully live in. Speak, child, speak, Because my voice is old & un-remembered. It is the weeping in the bowels of coffin ships & it is the creak of rope & wind & silent kingdoms swaying in a sultry southern breeze, it is the shackles of falsehoods binding me to inferior thoughts of mental slavery, It is the sound of a fast life lived & lost in court rooms silently weeping in cells trying to escape my self-created hell. Speak, child, speak, Because you are the Grace of God & the Dreams of a Nation. SPEAK, CHILD, SPEAK

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20 Inspirational Jay-Z Quotes about Life and Success

Born Shawn Corey Carter, Jay-Z made it through a rough adolescence while growing up in Brooklyn. Luckily, rapping served as an escape from the terrible life he could’ve had. Jay-Z appeared for the first time on Yo! MTV Raps in 1989. Along with Jaz-O, his mentor at the time, the performer started making history in the rap industry. It was then that Shawn became Jay-Z, choosing this nickname part out of consideration for Jaz-O and part as a reference to the J/Z subway station near the place he used to live in. In order to fund his own independent label Roc-A-Fella Records, Jay-Z sold albums out of his car. Arguably one of the smartest investors, he achieved his goal, created his own clothing line, invested in other businesses, and since behind every successful man there is a strong woman, he wedded singer Beyoncé. Jay-Z has always openly talked about his life in many of his songs and in 2010, he published his autobiography, Decoded, a collection of lyrics and their meanings and a story anyone can relate to. Here are 20 Jay-Z quotes to inspire and motivate you on your way to success. I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid […]

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 50 - 24 The Alchemist Quotes to Make you Go After your Dreams

24 The Alchemist Quotes to Make you Go After your Dreams

Even though it was not an instant success after being published, The Alchemist eventually became a best-selling self-help book. Often referred to as “a wonderful tale, a metaphor of life” or a “charming story”, the novel written by Paulo Coelho was translated into more than 70 languages. The book tells the story of an Andalusian shepherd boy who starts a journey in search of a worldly treasure at the Egyptian pyramids after having a recurring dream – a prophecy, as a Romani fortune-teller interprets it. The young shepherd’s adventure ends with him finding more riches than he ever hoped for. The Alchemist’s main theme is finding one’s destiny. The whole journey teaches us to follow our hearts and dreams; we should always seize the opportunities life offers in the pursuit of whatever makes us happy. From a novel that inspired people all over the world, here are 24 The Alchemist quotes to help you live your dreams. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. […]

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15 Gordon Ramsay Quotes to Help You Perform at Your Best

Yes, he’s that jerk that yells at his cooks. But for those who may not know him very well…there’s much more to Gordon Ramsay than meets the eye. Born in Scotland in 1966, Ramsay knows struggle and setbacks as well as anyone else. Ramsay has a great passion for soccer (or football if you’re literally anywhere else in the world other than the U.S…), but when he was younger an injury caused him to prematurely put an end to his dream of becoming a professional ballplayer, forcing him to change course. Years later, after attending college for hotel management, he went on to train with some of the world’s greatest chefs, working on his cooking craft for several years before venturing on on his own and opening his first restaurant. Since then, he’s gone on to become a world-renowned chef and T.V. personality, earning multiple Michelin stars– the highest honor for a cook– and placing himself among the world’s most elite chefs in history. Ramsay worked hard to get to where he is and, while he can be a hardass, it’s because he knows what it takes to win. Not to mention, he’s also incredibly humble and appreciative when he […]

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