His Writings

My soul preached to me and said, ” Do not be delighted because of praise and do not be distressed because of blame.”

Ere my soul counselled me, I doubted the worth of my work.  Now I realized that the trees blossom in Spring and bear fruit in Summer without seeking praise;  and they drop their leaves in Autumn and become naked in Winter without fearing blame.

FROM THE TREASURED WRITINGS OF KAHLIL GIBRAN.