POWER CAPSULES FROM KAHLIL GIBRAN


Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer

• Be wise - let Reason, not Impulse, be your guide.

• Without her blood-sister, Knowledge, Reason is like houseless poverty; and Knowledge without Reason is like a house unguarded.

• The learned man who has not judgement is like an unarmed soldier proceeding into battle.

• Reason and learning are like body and soul.

• Reason without learning is like the untilled soil, or like the human body that lacks nourishment.

• Reason is not like the goods sold in the market places.

• Know your own true worth, and you shall not perish.

• Each day look into your conscience and amend your faults; if you fail in this duty, you will be untrue to the knowledge and Reason that are within you.

• Keep a watchful eye over yourself as if you were your own enemy; for you can't learn to govern yourself, unless you first learn to govern your own passions and obey the dictates of your conscience.

• Study a question from all sides, and you will be sure to discover where error has crept in.

• Blessed are they on whom God has conferred the gift of Reason. 

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