It is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, but it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee . . . be in your pleasures like the flowers and the bees. ~ Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet”
Or the birds and the bees. Whatever floats your boat.
If there were a wall of rock on the edge of a world, and one rock stretched out far, far into space, and I stood alone upon it, alone, with stars above me, and stars below me,–I would not say anything; but the feeling would be prayer. ~ Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm
I’d just be praying that I wouldn’t fall off.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. ~ Kahlil Gibran, Poet
Poor guy. He was really limited in his choices of schools, religions, and political leaders.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. ~ Albert Camus, French author and philosopher
This quote was once posted by Saudi Arabian dissident and blogger, Raif Badawi. For this and other alleged insults to Islam, he was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. Seems sometimes freedom is more easily attained when you avoid advertising it.
Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’ Say not, ‘I have found the path of the soul.’ Say rather, ‘I have met the soul walking upon my path.’ For the soul walks upon all paths. ~ Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet”
You don’t say?