Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese-American poet, visual artist, and philosopher. He is best known as the author of The Prophet, a book of prose poetry that has remained in print since its initial publication in 1923.

At the heart of Gibran's work is a celebration of life itself, an exploration of its mysteries, and a serious commitment to reform perceptions about existence.

Gibran believed that humans must support one another, because our destinies are tied to those of others. His work calls us to:

  • Allow children the liberty to be themselves

  • Accord women the dignity they deserve
  • Protect the environment because it is part of us
  • Adopt tolerance born of understanding the beauty of our diversity
  • Seek common grounds rather than allow differences to degenerate into acrimony
  • Cooperate with others around us because peace and progress are tied to recognising our oneness
  • Embrace everyone we meet and let others embrace us too
  • Never be indifferent to the suffering of others
  • Have the courage to speak the truth no matter the consequences

  • Kahlil Gibran stood for universal peace and understanding.