“You are my brother and I love you. I love you when you prostrate yourself in your mosque, and kneel in your church and pray in your synagogue. You and I are sons of one faith— the Spirit.”


“It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” 


“You work that you may keep pace with the earth, and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.”


“For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their own pride?”


“The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise, he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”


“Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face, but you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror, but you are eternity and you are the mirror.”


“Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, and that which is neither deeds nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul.”


“Your daily life is your temple and your religion.”


“If we were to do away with the non-essentials of the various religions, we would find ourselves united and enjoying one great faith and religion, abounding in brotherhood.”


“I am a Christian and I am proud of to be one. I also love the Arabian Prophet and exalt him. I honor the Qur’an but condemn those who use it as a means to thwart the endeavors of Muslims.”


“My friend, you and I shall remain strangers unto life, and unto one another, and each unto himself, until the day when you shall speak and I shall listen deeming your voice my own voice; and when I shall stand before you thinking myself standing before a mirror.”

Gibran Seated