Saturday March 31st 2012

Thought for the Day

“A friend who is far away
is sometimes
 much nearer
than one who is at hand.

Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring
and more clearly visible
to one passing through the valley
than to those who inhabit the mountain?”

Khalil Gibran

*Gubran Khalil Gubran

File:Khalil Gibran.jpg | From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBorn: January 6, 1883 Bsharri, Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Syria
Died: April 10, 1931 (aged 48) New York City, United States

A Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. An early example of Inspirational fiction, the book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is considered to be the third most widely read poet in history, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

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