Jibran's Quotes



It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
The present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

If we learn from losing we become winners in the end.

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little man.

There is a great man who makes everyone feels small, but the true great is the one who makes everyone feel great.

Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still.

If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

He will succeed; for he believes all he says.

The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

To find a friend one must close one eye.  To keep him -- two.

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it.

People of quality know everything without ever having learnt anything

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.

I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

There are as many opinions as there are people: each has his own correct way.

Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.

Patience with others is Love,
Patience with self is Hope,
Patience with God is Faith.

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. He may
avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, or live. Only a person who risks is free.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Wisdom is learned more from failure than from success.

Life is the name of patience, tolerance and adorance.

Time has no tail, always try to catch its forehead.

The person who kills time hasn't learned the value of life.

Appearence and Reality are not always the same.

He who knows how to speak must know when to be silent.

High expectations are key to everything.

We all live under the same sky but do not have the same horizon.

Good company on the road is the shortest cut on road.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

First deserve, then desire.

Learn to walk before you run.

Man gets and forgets but GOD gives and forgives.

Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his image.

Every man is the architect of his own future.

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advices we give to others.

The greatest test of courage is to bear defeat without losing heart.

Confidence is the first step to do something.

Never make the same mistake twice, plenty of new ones are available.

You're never a loser until you quit trying.

There are no elavators for success, you have to take stairs.