Sand and Foam

Inspiring quotes from Gibran Khalil’s magnificent parable book, Sand and Foam:

How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth?

There is a space between man’s imagination and man’s attainment that may only be traversed by his longing

Our mind is a sponge; our heart is a stream.
Is it not strange that most of us choose sucking rather than running?

The real in us is silent; the acquired is talkative.

Every dragon gives birth to a St. George who slays it.

A madman is not less a musician than you or myself; only the instrument on which he plays is a little out of tune.

Your other self is always sorry for you. But your other self grows on sorrow; so all is well.

Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn slavery.

How shall my heart be unsealed unless it be broken?

You see but your shadow when you turn your back to the sun.

Strange that you should pity the slow-footed and not the slow-minded,
And the blind-eyed rather than the blind-hearted.

It is wiser for the lame not to break his crutches upon the head of his enemy.

A root is a flower that disdains fame.

There is neither religion nor science beyond beauty.

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too self-full to seek other than itself.
The nearest to my heart are a king without a kingdom and a poor man who does not know how to beg.

Dig anywhere in the earth and you will find a treasure, only you must dig with the faith of a peasant.

We choose our joys and our sorrows long before we experience them.

Drawing by Gibran Khalil

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