The Prophet

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Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.

The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and...

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Naval Ravikant CEO & Co-Founder/AngelListIt actually read like a modern-day poetic religious tome. Up there with the Bhagavad-gita, the Tao Te Ching, The Bible, The Qur’an. It was written in that style where it had that feel of religiosity and truth, but it was very approachable and beautiful and non-denominational and non-secretarian. I really liked that. I loved that book. He has a gift for poetically describing what children are like, what lovers are like, what marriage should be like, how you should treat your enemies and your friends, how you should work with money, what can you think of every time you have to kill something to... (Source)

Kaci Lambe Kai I also really love The Prophet by Gibran. He's a phenomenal writer and poet. (Source)

Nadia Al Sheikh The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran is a beautiful illustration of wisdom written in a story telling that takes you into a mysterious journey, I never get tired of reading it. (Source)

Daylon Soh The non-business book that has connected to my being most deeply would be poems in The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. (Source)

Jason Nemer I love really condensed, shakti [empowerment]-filled, energy-filled statements - something that you can read in a few minutes or you can read for your whole life. (Source)

Kelly Slater One of the first 'spiritual' books I read as a teenager, which gave me plenty of seeds for thought from short, but to-the-point, topics. (Source)

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