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A man can be free without being great, but no man can be great without being free.
Khalil Gibran's letter May 16, 1913.)

"With you, Mary," he said today, "I want to be just like a blade of grass, that moves as the air moves it -to talk just according to the impulse of the moment. And I do."

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal January 10, 1914.)

Sometimes you have not even begun to speak - and I am at the end of what you are saying.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. July 28, 1917.)

You have helped me in my work and in myself. And I have helped you in your work and in yourself. And I am grateful to heaven for this you-and-me.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. March 12, 1922.)

Demonstration of love are small, compared with the great thing that is back of them.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. April, 28, 1922.)

I care about your happiness just as you care about mine. I could not be at peace if you were not.

(Khalil Gibran from his dairy 23rd April 1923)

What-to-Love is a fundamental human problem. And if we have this solution - Love what may Be- we see that this is the way Reality loves - and that there is no other loving that lasts or understands.

(Mary Haskell's Letter. February 2, 1915.)

I am so happy in your happiness. To you happiness is a form of freedom, and of all the people I know you should be the freest. Surely you have earned this happiness and this freedom. Life cannot be but kind and sweet to you. You have been so sweet and kind to life.

(Khalil Gibran's letter. January 24, 1923.)

When I am a stranger in a large city I like to sleep in different rooms, eat in different places, walk through unknown streets, and watch the unknown people who pass. I love to be the solitary traveler !

(From Khalil Gibran's Letter. May 16, 1911.)

I want to do a great deal of walking in the open country. Just think, Mary, of being caught by thunder storms! Is there a sight more wonderful than that of seeing the elements producing life through pure motion ?

(From Khalil Gibran's Letter. May 24, 1914.)

Knowledge is life with wings.

(Khalil Gibran’s Letter. November 15, 1917.)

What the soul knows is often unknown to the man who has a soul. We are infinitely more than we think.

(Khalil Gibran's Letter. October 6, 1915.)

Marriage doesn't give one any rights in another person except such rights that a person gives - nor any freedom except the freedom which that person gives.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. May 27, 1923.)

Among intelligent people the surest basis for marriage is friendship - the sharing of real interests- the ability to fight out ideas together and understand each other's thoughts and dreams.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. May 26, 1923.)

What difference does it make, whether you live in a big city or in a community of homes ? The real life is within.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. May 27, 1923.)

But now I can put myself in your hands. You can put yourself in another person's hands when he knows what you are doing and as respect for it and loves it. He gives you your freedom.

(Mary Haskell's Journal. June 20, 1914.)

Mary, what is there in a storm that moves me so ? Why am I so much better and stronger and more certain of life when a storm is passing ? I do not know, and yet I love a storm more, far more, than anything in nature.

(Khalil Gibran's letter August 14, 1912.)

I often picture myself living on a mountain top, in the most stormy country (not the coldest) in the world. Is there such a place ? If there is I shall go to it someday and turn my heart into pictures and poems.

(Khalil Gibran's letter March 1, 1914.)

Imagination sees the complete reality, - it is where past, present and future meet... Imagination is limited neither to the reality which is apparent - nor to one place. It lives everywhere. It is at a center and feels the vibrations
of all the circles within which east and west are virtually included. Imagination is the life of mental freedom. It realizes what everything is in its many aspects ... Imagination
does not uplift: we don't want to be uplifted, we want to be more completely aware.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. June 7, 1912.)

What is poetry ? "An extension of vision - and music is an extension of hearing."

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. June 20, 1914.)

When the hand of Life is heavy and night song less, it is the time for love and trust. And how light the hand life becomes and how song ful the night, when one is loving and trusting all.

(From Khalil Gibran's letter December 19, 1916.)

A true hermit goes to the wilderness to find - not to lose himself.

(Khalil Gibrans letter October 8, 1913.)

If I accept the sunshine and warmth I must also accept the thunder and lightning.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. March 12, 1922.)

If I can open a new corner in a man's own heart to him I have not lived in vain. Life itself is the thing, not joy or pain or happiness or unhappiness.
To hate is as good as to love - an enemy may be as good as a friend. Live for your seld - live your life. Then you are most truly the friend of man. - I am different every day - and when I am eighty, I shall still be experimenting and changing. Work that I have done no longer concerns me - it is past. I
have too much on hand in life itself.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. December 25, 1912.)

I realized that all the trouble I ever had about you came from some smallness or fear in myself.

(From Mary Haskell's Journal. June 12, 1912.)

Follow your heart. Your heart is the right guide in everything big. Mine is so limited. What you want to do is determined by that divine element that is in each of us.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. March 12, 1922.)

The relation between you and me is the most beautiful thing in my life. It is the most wonderful thing that I have known in any life. It is eternal.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal. September 11, 1922.)

An expression of that sacred desire to find this world and behold it naked; and that is the soul of the poetry of Life. Poets are not merely those who write poetry, but those whose hearts are full of the spirit of life.

(Khalil Gibran's letter July 17, 1915.)

The professors in the academy say, "Do not make the model more beautiful than she is," and my sould whispers, "O if you could only paint the model as beautiful as she really is."

(Khalil Gibran's letter November 8, 1908.)

That deepest thing, that recognition, that knowledge, that sense of kinship began the first time I saw you, and it is the same now - only a thousand times deeper and tendered. I shall love you to eternity. I loved you long before we met in this flesh. I knew that when I first saw you. It was destiny. We are together like this and nothing can shake us apart.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal March 12, 1922.)

Each and every one of us, dear Mary, must have a resting place somewhere. The
resting place of my soul is a beautiful grove where my knowledge of you

(Khalil Gibran's letter November 8, 1908.)

We are expression of earth, and of life - not separate individuals only. We cannot get enough away from the earth to see the earth and ourselves as separates. We move with its great movements and our growth is part of its great growth.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal May 5, 1922.)

The trees were budding, the birds were singing - the grass was wet - the whole earth was shining. And suddenly I was the trees and the flowers and the birds and the grass - and there was no I at all.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal May 23, 1924.)

Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colors; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.

(Khalil Gibran's letter November 8, 1908.)

The most wonderful thing, Mary, is that you and I are always walking
together, hand in hand, in a strangely beautiful world, nknown to other
people. We both stretch one hand to receive from Life - and Life is generous

(Khalil Gibran's letter October, 22, 1912.)

His love is as restful as Nature itself. He has no standard for you to conform to, no choice about you, but is simply with your reality, just as Nature is. You are real, so is he: the two realities love each other - voila!

(From Mary Haskell's Journal December 29, 1912.)

No human relation gives one possession in another - every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal June 8, 1924.)

I want to be alive To all the life that is in me now, to know each moment to
the uttermost.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal June 7, 1912.)

You listen to so much more than I can say. You hear consciousness. You go with me where the words I say can't carry you.

(Khalil Gibran from Mary Haskell's Journal June 5, 1924.)