"If you love somebody, let them go,
for if they return, they were always yours.
And if they don't, they never were."
Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
born in Lebanon, was a poet, philosopher, and artist. He is best known for his masterpiece: The Prophet, a book of poetic essay written in English that has been translated into more than twenty languages. The Prophet and his other works has been quoted from at many popular movies, music and others.
It will be uncompleted if I don't put any quotation from The Prophet, so here it is, poem on marriage:
"Love one another, but make not a bond of love
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."