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On Time

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And an astronomer said, “Master, what of Time?” And he answered: You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. […]

On Friendship

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And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.” Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. […]

On Pain

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And a woman spoke, saying, “Tell us of Pain.” And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. […]

On Talking

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And then a scholar said, “Speak of Talking.” And he answered, saying: You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; […]

On Teaching

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Then said a teacher, “Speak to us of Teaching.” And he said: No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of our knowledge. […]

On Freedom

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And an orator said, “Speak to us of Freedom.” And he answered: At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom, Even as slaves humble [...]

The Coming of the Ship

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Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved,who was a dawn unto his own day,had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle [...]

On Laws

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Then a lawyer said, “But what of our Laws, master?” And he answered: You delight in laying down laws, Yet you delight more in breaking them. […]

On Crime & Punishment

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Then one of the judges of the city stood forth and said, “Speak to us of Crime and Punishment.” And he answered saying: It is when your spirit goes wandering upon the wind, That you, [...]

On Buying & Selling

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And a merchant said, “Speak to us of Buying and Selling.” And he answered and said: To you the earth yields her fruit, and you shall not want if you but know how to fill [...]

On Clothes

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And the weaver said, “Speak to us of Clothes.” And he answered: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy [...]

On Houses

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Then a mason came forth and said, “Speak to us of Houses.” And he answered and said: Build of your imaginings a bower in the wilderness ere you build a house within the city walls. [...]

On Joy & Sorrow

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Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.” And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. [...]

On Work

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Then a ploughman said, “Speak to us of Work.” And he answered, saying: You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. […]

On Giving

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Then said a rich man, “Speak to us of Giving.” And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. [...]

On Children

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And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, “Speak to us of Children.” And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for [...]

On Marriage

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Then Almitra spoke again and said, “And what of Marriage, master?” And he answered saying: You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when white wings of death scatter [...]

On Love

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Then said Almitra, “Speak to us of Love.” And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: When love beckons [...]

The Prophet

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Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to [...]

Why Marriage?

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Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body… Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me, [...]

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