Who is Jubran Khalil Jubran ?

Kahlil Gibran (/ɪˈbrɑːn/; Full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran, sometimes spelled Khalil; Arabic: جبران خليل جبران‎‎ / ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān) (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League.

He as born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (north of modern-day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh). As a young man Kahlil emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” #Gibran Click To Tweet

He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. He is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

Gibran Khalil - Jubran Khalil Jubran
Gibran Khalil – جبران خليل جبران

His Quotes

Here are some of Jubran’s Quotes.

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

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”

“Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.”

“ليست حقيقة الانسان بما يظهره لك، بل بما لا يستطيع أن يظهره، لذلك إذا أردت أن تعرفه فلا تصغ إلى ما يقوله بل إلى ما “لايقوله

“بين منطوق لم يقصد … و مقصود لم ينطق .. تضيع الكثير من المحبة

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