The Prophet

The Prophet

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Random House, Inc.
Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.

The Prophet
is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as 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.

Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: “Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.”

With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.

Baker & Taylor
Presents the Lebanese poet and philosopher's inspirational essays on love, marriage, work, joy, sorrow, freedom, pain, teaching, friendship and death

Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, Inc., 2007, c1923
ISBN: 9780394404288
0394404289
Branch Call Number: PS3513.I25 P7 2007
PS3513.I25 P7 2007
Characteristics: vi, 96 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm

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JENNIFERES
Apr 07, 2019

Some of the elements of The Prophet resonated with me; I like the scene and the aspects of the story that an immigrant was to return to his homeland. Written in the times when ships were the mode of transportation, I think of myself returning to my homeland by airplane and this book helps me appreciate the people who I have met in America and ideas that I have obtained from here. It's a good weekend read.

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alexy93
Dec 08, 2018

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
― Kahlil Gibran

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kityojames
Jun 19, 2015

This book provides some of the greatest lessons for life; I loved the ones about when to talk, and when to remain silent. Recommended

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Rowswell
Jan 03, 2013

Interesting read, but not sure I understand why it became the counterculture bible

debwalker Mar 08, 2011

March 7, 2011: An animated feature based on the Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is being produced by actress Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa Productions, along with Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. According to Deadline.com, the "intention is for different directors to helm each chapter, with an interconnecting theme and a musical through-line."

Among the filmmakers expected work on the adaptation are Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville), John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar-winning short Ryan), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog and Your Face) and Kunio Kato (Oscar-winning short Tsumiki no ie).

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JENNIFERES
Apr 07, 2019

(p. 73 - the section on pleasure)
And now you ask in your heart, "How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which in not good?"
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower,
But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee.
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life,
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.

People of Orphalese, be in your pleasure like the flowers and the bees.

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Rainman
Aug 24, 2014

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.

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Rainman
May 01, 2013

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward or tarries with yesterday.

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Apr 07, 2019

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