The Wisdom of Kahlil Gibran

Mon 24 December 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Kahlil Gibran was an American poet and author of Lebanese descent. His famous works include The Prophet and The Wanderer. When you like an author's books, the probability of picking another is very high and this is how I ended reading this book.

The book is a collection of couplets and short poems from his various books. Most of them are timeless and we can relate them even today. Here are a couple that I really loved:

"For a criminal who is weak and poor the narrow cell of death awaits but honour and glory await the rich who conceal their crimes behind their gold and silver and inherited glory."

"In the mouth of society are many diseased teeth, decayed to the bones of the jaws. But society makes no efforts to have them extracted and be rid of the affliction. It contents itself with gold fillings. Many are the dentists who treat the decayed teeth of society with glittering gold."