Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Khalil Gibran (18831931)
You have your Lebanon and its dilemma. I have my Lebanon and its beauty. Your Lebanon is an arena for men from the West and men from the East. My Lebanon is a flock of birds fluttering in the early morning as shepherds lead their sheep into the meadow and rising in the evening as farmers return from their fields and vineyards. You have your Lebanon and its people. I have my Lebanon and its people.
KAHLIL GIBRAN, You Have Your Lebanon and I Have My Lebanon, Mirrors of the Soul, trans. Joseph Sheban, pp. 3031 (1965).