It is said that people turn to prayers when things get tough for them, but they also turn to motivational or inspiring quotes uttered by humans whom they can identify with or relate to.
Poets, philosophers, writers, achievers, and even dreamers like Gebran Khalil Gebran.
“I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires,” said Gebran, one of the most inspiring and clever “dreamers” we know.
#1 Amin Maalouf
“Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.” Amin Maalouf, Leo Africanus.
#2 Gebran Khalil Gebran
“Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.” Gebran Khalil Gebran. The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul.
#3 May Ziad
“Do we remember that we have to extract from our future a history that is not ashamed of our past?” May Ziade, 1866 – 1941
#4 Mikhail Naimy
“Love is the law of God. You live that you may learn to love. You love that you may learn to live. No other lesson is required of Man.” Mikhail Naimy, The Book of Mirdad: The strange story of a monastery which was once called The Ark.
#5 Ameen Rihani
“Virtue, once bragged about, once you pride yourself upon it, ceases to be such.” Ameen Rihani, The Book of Khalid: A Critical Edition.”
#6 Elia Abu Madi
“You are not the clothes you wear, you are not the names you bear.
You are not the countries where you grew, you are what you do.” Elia Abu Madi.
#7 Elias Khoury
“Love has a thousand doors. But one sided-door is not a door, it’s a delusion.” Elias Khoury
#8 Rabih Alameddine
“I wonder if being sane means disregarding the chaos that is life, pretending only an infinitesimal segment of it is reality.” Rabih Alameddine, Koolaids, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
#9 Lucien Bourjeily
“Freedom of expression is actually a way for people to know themselves better, and to understand themselves better. Because without it, you become a stranger to yourself.” Lucien Bourjeily.
#10 Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The fastest way to become rich is to socialize with the poor; the fastest way to become poor is to socialize with the rich.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb.