\”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
What a beautiful quote from Kahlil Gibran, a philosopher and leader who was so conscious of living in tune with nature, our feelings and our sincerest intentions.
Kahlil Gibran was born in Lebanon in 1883 and emigrated to the United States as a young man. When he came to the U.S., he started his art career, writing in both English and Arabic. He is best known for his work of philosophical essays, \”The Prophet\”. \”The Prophet\” has never been out of print since its initial publication in 1923. Gibran studied at the Académie Julian art school from 1908-1910 in Paris, where he excelled especially in drawing and watercolor. He was raised in a Christian family, but also was heavily influenced by Islam. In Lebanon, he is known as a literary hero. He is the third best-selling poet in the world, after Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu–excellent company to be in!