Beautiful Quotes By Lebanese Writers

Some of the world's most admired quotes were spoken/written by Lebanese writers and thinkers. Here is a list of our favorites.


Khalil Gebran – artist, poet, writer


“To belittle, you have to be little.”
-The Prophet

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
-The Prophet

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
-The Madman

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

“The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”

Amin Maalouf – writer


“A life spent writing has taught me to be wary of words. Those that seem clearest are often the most treacherous.”

“Isn’t it characteristic of the age we live in that it has made everyone in a way a migrant and a member of a minority?”
-In the Name of Identity

“You can’t say history teaches us this or that; it gives us more questions than answers, and many answers to every question.”

Mikhail Naimy – writer, poet

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“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.”
-The Book of Mirdad

“How much more infinite a sea is man? Be not so childish as to measure him from head to foot and think you have found his borders.”
-The Book of Mirdad

“Love is the only freedom from attachment. When you love everything, you are attached to nothing.”
-The Book of Mirdad

Ounsi Al Hage – poet, journalist, translator

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“Every poem is a beginning of poetry and every love is a beginning of paradise.”
-Al-Walima (The Banquet)

“A girl dreamt she was a butterfly
She got up
And didn’t know whether she was
A girl dreaming she was a butterfly
A butterfly dreaming it was a girl”
-Girl Butterfly Girl