Quick Quote – SEPTEMBER

“You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link.
This is but half the truth.
You are also as strong as your strongest link.
To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the ocean by the frailty of its foam.
To judge you by your failures is to cast blame upon the seasons for their inconstancy.
Ay, you are like an ocean,
And though heavy-grounded ships await the tide upon your shores, yet, even like an ocean, you cannot hasten your tides.
And like the seasons you are also,
And though in your winter you deny your spring,
Yet spring, reposing within you, smiles in her drowsiness and is not offended.”

– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet


2 thoughts on “Quick Quote – SEPTEMBER

  1. I really like this quote by Khalil Gibran as occasionally I will think about or hear the “you are only as strong as the weakest link…” theory and it would bother me, and I never knew the reason. This quote explains it clearly – while holding some truths, it is not the full truth. Only focusing on the negative part of the puzzle is quite depressing 🙂 Gibran does creates music with his words, thank you for reminding us with this quote.


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