The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (Paperback)
A few quotes from the book:
“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself”
“The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
“Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.”
A book of twenty-six poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran’s best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as ‘the Bard of Washington Street.’ Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.