We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Kahlil Gibran

The Divine World

Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran bin Mikhā’īl bin Sa’ad; Arabic جبران خليل جبران بن ميخائيل بن سعد, January 3, 1887 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. An early example of Inspirational fiction, the book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalil_Gibran

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