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Kahlil Gibran


I reprimanded my soul seven times !

The first time:

when I attempted to exalt myself  by exploiting the weak.

The second time:

when I feigned a limp before those who were crippled.

The third time:

when, given a choice, I elected the easy rather than the difficult.

The fourth time:

when I made a mistake I consoled myself with the mistakes of others.

The fifth time:

when I was docile because of fear and then claimed to be strong in patience.

The sixth time:

when I held my garments upraised to avoid the mud of Life.

The seventh time:

when I stood in hymnal to God and considered the singing a virtue.


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