The Prophet

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by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet, a masterwork by Kahlil Gibran, is one of our time's most treasured classics. It was first published in 1923 and has since been translated into over twenty languages, with over nine million copies sold in the United States alone. The Prophet is a compilation of philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational lyrical pieces. Love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death are among the topics covered in Gibran's musings.

Each essay delves into the inner workings of the human heart and intellect. "Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . .," the Chicago Post wrote of The Prophet. If a man or woman can read this book without quietly accepting a great man's thought and singing in the heart as if it were music formed within, that man or woman is actually dead to life and truth.

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You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

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You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet