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I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

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Kahlil Gibran

United States writer (born in Lebanon) (1883-1931) Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (modern day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh). As a young man Gibran emigrated 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. A member of the New York Pen League, 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 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

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    ich wasche meine hände von jenen, die sich das schwatzen als wissen, das schweigen als ignoranz und die zuneigung als kunst vorstellen.

    میں ان لوگوں کے ہاتھ دھوتا ہوں جو علمی باتوں کے بارے میں گپ شپ کا تصور کرتے ہیں ، جہالت سے خاموشی اختیار کرتے ہیں ، اور پیار کو آرٹ سمجھتے ہیں۔

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