The Prophet (1923) is a book of 26 poetic essays written by the Arab poet, writer, artist, and philosopher Khalil Gibran.
Since it was published in 1923, The Prophet has never been out of print.
The perennial classic has been translated into more than 50 languages and is a staple on international best-seller lists.
Although practically ignored by the literary establishment in the West, lines from the book have inspired song lyrics, political speeches and have been read out at weddings and funerals all around the world.
But it is not filled with any kind of dogma, it is available to anyone whether they are Jewish or Christian or Muslim.
01. The Coming of the Ship
05. Trilogy from "The Prophet" (Love, Marriage, Children)
06. On Giving
07. On Eating and Drinking
08. On Clothes
09. On Work
10. On Crime and Punishment
11. On Laws
12. On Teaching and Self-Knowledge
13. On Friendship
14. On Pleasure
15. Theme from "The Prophet" (Pleasure Is a Freedom Song)
16. On Religion
17. On Death
18. The Farewell
The Beatles, John F Kennedy and Indira Gandhi are among those who have been influenced by its words.
About the Author
Kahlil Gibran, Was born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic.
In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel.
His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school.
In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.
He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose.
The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930's and again especially in the 1960's counterculture.
Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.
"I expect to pass through life but once.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
or any good thing I can do for any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again"
~ Stephen Grellet
"Faith and Fear Share The Same Definition.
Believing that what you cannot see will surely come to pass.
Faith Attracts The Positive while fear attracts the negative."
~ Author Unknown