"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls the most massive characters are seared with scars."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Khalil Gibran on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Khalil Gibran on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Khalil Gibran on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Khalil Gibran on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Khalil Gibran on Ernest Hemingway
"Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed."
"I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art."
"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
"Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand."
"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror."