Was Imran Khan wrong in attributing quote to Kahlil Gibran, not Rabindranath Tagore
Pakistani Prime Minister quotes lines and credits Gibran, many on Twitter think the lines are by Tagore and criticise Pakistani Prime Minister
- Published 20.06.19, 5:06 PM
- Updated 20.06.19, 5:34 PM
- a min read
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan got some Twitter roasting when on Wednesday he posted a quote that credited Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran.
“Those who discover and get to understand the wisdom of Gibran's words, cited below, get to live a life of contentment,” Khan wrote on his Twitter account along with a quote. Many thought that it was a quote of Rabindranath Tagore's and lectured the Oxford-educated Imran for his poor knowledge of world literature.
Those who discover and get to understand the wisdom of Gibran's words, cited below, get to live a life of contentment. pic.twitter.com/BdmIdqGxeL— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 19, 2019
Imran was never known for his knowledge in literature.
They had Admissions on Donation in Oxford also Mr @ImranKhanPTI 😳😳? BTW for you the very first five Words of this Gurudev Tagore’ quote are enough to learn “I slept and I dreamed” 😂🙏 Keep on sleeping, Keep on Dreaming Captain 👍😜 https://t.co/LQH3E3BX9z— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) June 19, 2019
Oxford Graduate ? Selected PM of Pakistan have put the credibility of Oxford also in danger 😂— Engr.Waqar Tariq (@Engr6903) June 20, 2019
Lebanese Gibran and Indian Tagore were almost contemporary and wrote on similar themes such as spirituality, faith and destiny. They are also two widely translated poets and essayists from the east.
A simple search on Google using the lines Imran mentioned threw up two choices as the original writer - Gibran and Tagore. Gibran was mentioned more in he Google search.
One person on Twitter pointed this out.
All you idiots making an issue of this quote should go do a little research and you'll find PM Khans quote IS CORRECT. 3 different people have virtually the same quote attributed to them, Gibran, Tagore and Coelho. The one used by Imran Khan being the Gibran one!— 4lch3m1st (@4lch3m1st) June 20, 2019