By Kahlil Gibran
Passionate and religious writings uncovering the philosophical foundations of 1 of the 20th century's maximum thinkers Kahlil Gibran's works are recognized through the global for his or her lyrical grandeur, knowledge, and insights drawn from the typical sufferings of guy. This nine-book assortment captures one in every of glossy history's immense literary figures at his most sensible. Texts comparable to "The mystery of the Heart," "Laughter and Tears," and "Song of the Flower" demonstrate the shiny elegance of lifestyles via Gibran's proficient similes and symbolism. Passionate and unforgettable, those verses of lyric prose impart to the reader a grand symphony of sparking joys epitomizing the features that experience made Gibran one of many world's most outstanding philosophical virtuosos.
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Love them and leave them. ' He paused, waiting for some kind of response. When Jennie said nothing, he shrugged. 'Well, I don't think you're like that. Then there's the other kind. Full of plans for social reform. Women's equality, equal opportunity. I'm all for it, even help where I can. It's the humourlessness for the approach which is so stultifying. Though inevitable, I suppose. I haven't met too many social campaigners of either sex who are particularly endowed with wit. Still, when the earnestness intrudes into everyday relations, I groan.
Her mind was a jumble of irrational fears which fused into only one clear thought: how would she rid herself of Derek once they had reached her flat? His arrogance seemed to be such that a straightforward no made no impact whatever, and she couldn't, just couldn't chance the possibility of that all over again. She felt dizzy with the pressure of it. A hand on her shoulder made her flinch. 'Let's stop a minute, Jennie,' Derek said, making her turn towards him. They were on the Embankment and he guided her towards the river's edge.
Her flat was just over the river. As always, she approached it with a slight anxiety. She brought her bicycle into the hall, looked around quickly, but no, there was no dark figure looming. She breathed her relief, locked the bicycle securely and went up the two flights of stairs to her flat. ' She heard the sound of slow shuffling footsteps and waited. The door opened on the latch and a pair of bright blue eyes peered out of a lined face. ' Jennie nodded and watched Mrs Owen's trembling fingers rise to the latch and open it clumsily.
A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran by Kahlil Gibran