Paulo Coelho

Born: August 24, 1947

Occupation: Lyricist

Quotes of Paulo Coelho

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Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.

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We are entering a new world in which we can choose to follow our own steps, not those that society forces us to take.

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If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Find at least one enemy to keep you alert.

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Live to please the others, and everyone will love you, except yourself.

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Everyone when they are young knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible.

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In the long run what people think about shepherds and bakers becomes more important for them than their own destinies.

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Don't forget that everything you deal with is only one thing and nothing else.

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It's only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the master work.

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The world has a soul and whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of many things.

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I'm alive. When I'm eating that's all I think about. If I'm on the march, I just concentrate on marching. If I have to fight,it will be just as good a day as any to die. If you can concentrate always on...

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Your eyes show the strength of your soul.

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Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle.

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Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life.

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If you are never alone you cannot know yourself. And if you do not know yourself, you will begin to fear the void.

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In life's most significant moments we are always alone.

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Nothing in this world is useless in the eyes of God.

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A life is never useless. Each soul that came down to Earth is here for a reason.

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Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams.

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Dreaming carries no risks. The dangerous thing is trying to transform your dreams into reality.

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Difficulty" is the name of an ancient tool that was created purely to help us define who we are.

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True love, is the love that seduces and will never allow itself to be seduced.

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Love transforms, Love heals. But sometimes it lays deadly traps and ends up destroying the person who decided to surrender himself completely.

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Love is an act of faith, not an exchange. Contradictions are what make love grow. Conflicts are what allow love to remain by our side.

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With every farewell comes a hidden hope.

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No one can go back, but everyone can go forward.

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Respect those who grew up and learned alongside you. Respect those who taught you.

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You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself.

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Love accepts its companion unconditionally and allow each to grow in his or her own way.

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Love is an act of faith in another person, not an act of surrender.

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Do not seek to be loved at any price, because Love has no price.

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Elegance is not an outer quality, but a part of the soul that is visible to others.

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When we are walking our chosen path, we walk elegantly, emanating light.

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Elegance is accepted and admired because it makes no effort to be elegant.

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She wants to drink that man too, and then she can forget forever the cheap wine that you gulp down and that makes you feel drunk, but always leaves you with a headache and an empty space in your soul.

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Love lasts because it changes and not because it stays the same and never faces any challenges.

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Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.

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I'm not worried about tomorrow, because God is there already, waiting for me.

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Loving means being open to miracles, to victories and defeats, to everything that happens each day that was given us to walk upon the face of the Earth.

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Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time.

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You might have lost some major battles, but you survived and you're still here.

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Love does not to be understood. It needs only to be shown.

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The greatest gift God gave us is the power to make decisions.

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When everything seems to be going well and your dream is almost within your gasp, that is when you must be more alert than ever.

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What was broken will never be the same again.

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One of Love's qualities--namely, Forgiveness.

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We will always meet rivals in everything we do, but the most dangerous are those we believe to be our friends.

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Beware of anyone who tries to please you all the time.

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Everything on Earth is being continuously transformed.

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The dangers is that every religion, including the Catholic one, says "I have the ultimate truth." Then you start to rely on the priest, the mullah, the rabbi, or whoever, to be responsible for your acts....

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The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theater, the cinema, watch television, listen...

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the reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become

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I’ve been through all this before,’ he says to his heart. “ ‘Yes, you have been through all this before,’ replies his heart. ‘But you have never been beyond it.

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Because we managed to keep our heart open, despite the pain. Because we realized that the person who left us did not take the sun with them or leave darkness in their place.

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Meet your obligations. But obligations never prevented anyone from following their dreams. Remember that you are a manifestation of the absolute, and do only those things in your life that are worth the...

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She wasn't a victim of fate, she was running her own risks, pushing beyond her own limits, experiencing things which, one day, in the silence of her heart, in the tedium of old age, she would remember...

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She was doing it because she had nothing to lose, because her life was one of constant, day to day frustration.

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If you want to achieve your objectives, you have to be prepared for a daily dose of pain or discomfort. At first, it's unpleasant and demotivating, but in time you come to realise that it's part of the...

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Solitude is used to teach us how to live with other people. Rage is used to show us the infinite value of peace. Boredom is used to underline the importance of adventure & spontaneity. Silence is used...

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A miracle happened: another day of life.

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Every man has a feminine side, and every woman a masculine side. It is important to use discipline with intuition, and to use intuition with objectivity.

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The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain...

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In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong.

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Take these," said the old man, holding out a white stone and a black stone that had been embedded at the center of the breastplate. "They are called Urim and Thummim. The black signifies 'yes,' and the...

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If a man we don't know phones us up one day and talks a little, makes no suggestions, says nothing special, but nevertheless pays us the kind of attention we rarely receive, we're quite capable of going...

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when fate is very generous with us, there is always a well into which all our dreams can tumble.

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Christ surrounded himself with beggars, prostitutes, tax-collectors and fishermen. ... what he meant by this was that the divine spark is in every soul and is never extinguished ...

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I read the Bible and know little of its history, but the human beings who wrote it were instruments of Divine Power, and Jesus forged a far stronger bond than the ten commandments: love. Birds and monkeys,...

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Why is patience so important?" "Because it makes us pay attention.

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Love is not a habit, a commitment, or a debt. It isn't what romantic songs tell us it is - love simply is.

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You're a man who has suffered and wants revenge,' she said. 'Your heart is dead, your soul is in darkness. The devil by your side is smiling because you are playing the game he invented.

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Everyone knows how to love,because we are all born with that gift.Some people have a natural talent for it but the majority of us have to re-learn,to remember how to love,and everyone,without exception,needs...

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Sometimes happiness is a blessing, but generally it is a conquest. Each day's magic moment helps.

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Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move.

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Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

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Borges said there are only four stories to tell: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the struggle for power and the voyage. All of us writers rewrite these same stories...

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When you are in love, things make even more sense, he thought.

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No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up & show up

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And she already has her treasure: it’s you.

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Success is falling down 7 times but getting up 8!

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Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces,...

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No one should ever ask themselves that: why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy....

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All life's battles teach us something, even those we lose. When you grow up, you'll discover that you have defended lies, deceived yourself, or suffered foolishness. If you're a good warrior you will not...

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What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace

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Ester asked why people are sad. "That’s simple," says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if...

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This time I m not going to tell you a story. I'll just say that insanity is the inability to communicate your ideas. It's as if you were in a foreign country, able to see and understand everything that's...

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When God wants to drive a person insane, he grants that person's every wish.

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The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each...

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now that she realized she had been waiting for him—she did not like that.

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Love one another, but let’s try not to possess one another.

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...and I discovered something: the meaning of my life was whatever I wanted it to be.

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Don't you think you're quite young?' 'I'm twenty-one,' said Brida. 'If I wanted to start learning ballet, I'd be conseidered too old.

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Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don't know what to do with it.

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We must struggle for our dreams, but when certain paths prove impossible, it would be best to save our energies in order to travel other roads.

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I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things.

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What makes life interesting are the challenges we face.

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I've never been as happy as I am now, because I followed the signs, I was patient, and I know that this is going to change everything.

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Remember the saying, What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger? It's true!

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There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.

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A warrior takes every opportunity to teach himself.

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You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself. But the opposite is also true; without strong self-belief you will not go far.

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Even if you follow other people's advice and model successful people and their blueprints, you will still fail if you don't have confidence in yourself. Everything - absolutely everything - starts with...

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With the rain, falls the wisdom of heaven.

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Collective madness is called sanity ..

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A man is at his strongest when he is willing to accept his vulnerability

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I write to empty my mind and to fill my heart.

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Maktub" (It is written.)

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When I had all the answers, the questions changed.

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Moving slowly enables us to learn faster.

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Mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity.

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The warrior of light knows the importance of intuition. In the midst of battle, he does not have time to think of the enemy's blows, and so he uses his instinct and obeys his angel. in times of peace,...

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We always have the necessary resources to face the storms that life throws at us, but most of the time,those resources are locked up in the depths of our heart and we waste an enormous amount of time trying...

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It is part of the human nature always to judge others very severely and,when the wind turns against us,always to find an excuse for our own misdeeds,or to blame someone else for our mistakes.

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Love transforms and love cures;but,sometimes,love builds deadly traps and can end up destroying a person who had resolved to give him or herself completely.What is this complex feeling which,deep down,is...

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Walk neither faster nor slower than your own soul. Because it is your soul that will teach you the usefulness of each step you take.

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My turning point was my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It was then that I, who had dedicated most of my life to penetrate the 'secrets' of the universe, realized that there are no secrets. Life...

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We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin; the second is knowing when to stop.

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The world lies in the hands of those that have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams - each according to his or her own talent.

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My smile is my way of saying: "You can destroy my body, but not my soul.

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When things start to happen, and the path does reveal itself to us, we become afraid of carrying on

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Love appears and says: "You think you're heading towards a specific point, but the whole justification for the goal's existence lies in your love for it. Rest a little,but as soon as you can, get up and...

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It is the imperfect that astonishes and attracts us.

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The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.

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Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows in our eyes.

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Dreamers can't be tamed.

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we’re allowed to make a lot of mistakes in our lives, except the mistake that destroy us

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You are your own best friend. Never ever, put yourself down.

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Life is like cooking: before choosing what you love, try everything... ♥

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At this moment, many people have stopped living. They do not become angry, nor cry out; they merely wait for time to pass. They did not accept the challenges of life, so life no longer challenges them

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I savour the idea of my new state: single and a millionaire.

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I cannot lose the one thing that keeps me alive : hope -

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The fool who loves giving advice on our garden never tends his own plants

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The energy of hatred won't get you anywhere; but the energy of forgiveness, which reveals itself through love, will transform your life in a positive way.

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I am always amazed that so many people are concerned with wanting to be what they are not;What is the point of making yourself look ridiculous? You don't always have to pretend to be strong,there is no...

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And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.

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We live in a vale of tears...We can have all the dreams we like, but life is hard, implacable, sad.

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we who determine how quickly time passes.

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Knowledge without transformation is not wisdom.

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Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.

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Sak, pain, love are limited human experiences. and only those who know their own frontiers, those knows the life, the rest is just passing time...

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No one can posses an afternoon of rain beating against the window, or the serenity of a sleeping child, or the magical moment when the waves break on the rocks. No one can posses the beautiful things of...

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You were my hope during my days of loneliness, my anxiety during moments of doubt, my certainty during moments of faith.

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Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes.

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Only those who find life, find treasures.

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You are protected. But if you don't take risks, God will retreat and become only a subject of philosophical speculation...

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But human beings are like that, she thought. We've replaced nearly all our emotions with fear.

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If I had a choice, if I had understood earlier that the reason my days were all the same was because I wanted them like that, perhaps...

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Hide your craziness behind a beautiful smile. That's all you need.

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The lake was silent for some time. Finally, it said: "I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths...

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But when he thought to complain about the burden of its weight, he remembered that, because he had the jacket, he had withstood the cold of the dawn. We have to be prepared for change, he thought, and...

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Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better

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What is a personal calling? It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don't...

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No matter how you are feeling, get up every morning and prepare to let your light shine forth.

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Beauty is present in all creation, but the danger lies in the fact that we allow ourselves to be influenced by what people think. We deny our own beauty because others can't or won't recognize it. We try...

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Sometimes life is very mean: a person can spend days, weeks, months and years without feeling new. Then, when a door opens - a positive avalanche pours in. One moment, you have nothing, the next, you have...

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We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.

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The desert takes our dreams away from us, and they don't always return. We know that, and we are used to it. Those who don't return become a part of the clouds, a part of the animals that hide in the ravines...

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If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.

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If you're asking me if I like your company, the answer is yes. If, on the other hand, you're asking me if I could live without you, the answer is also yes.

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Nobody is worth your tears, and the one who is won't make you cry

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When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

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I learned that the search for God is a Dark Night, that Faith is a Dark Night. And that’s hardly a surprise really, because for us each day is a dark night. None of us knows what might happen even the...

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Fairy tales had been her first experience of the magical universe, and more than once she had wondered why people ended up distancing themselves from that world, knowing the immense joy that childhood...

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When we set out on the path, we always have a fairly clear idea of what we hope to find. Women are generally seeking their Soul Mate, and men looking for Power. Neither party is really interested in learning....

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she, with her affection and her gaiety, had been largely responsible for him having rediscovered the meaning of life, her love had driven him to the far corners of the Earth, because he needed to be rich...

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Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible...

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When you were in love, you were capable of learning everything and of knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries.

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How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.

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Feelings do not grow old along with the body. Feelings form part of a world I don’t know, but it’s a world where there’s no time, so space, no frontiers.

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Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life - everyone, that is, except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win.

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They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny.

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Evil had to manifest itself and fulfill its role, so that ultimately Good could prevail. [...] Evil needs to manifest itself, for them to understand the value of Good.

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I'm like everyone else—I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.

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It was all a matter of control. And Choice. Nothing more, nothing less

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It is much more intelligent, more practical, to be good rather than evil.

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When you choose your attitude toward life, you can affect reality by making it better for you

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I like to use the term alchemy, which is the soul of the world, or those of Jung's collective unconscious. You connect with a space where everything is.

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All life battles teach us something, even those we lose

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The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.

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The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.

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I'm not a body with a soul, I'm a soul that has a visible part called the body

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No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it

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This is for you,' he (the Alchemist) said, holding one of the parts (of gold) out to the monk. 'It's for your generosity to the pilgrims.' 'But this payment goes well beyond my generosity,' the monk responded....

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I think that perhaps we always fall in love the very first instant we see the man of our dreams, even though, at the time, reason may be telling us otherwise, and we may fight against that instinct, hoping...

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PAIN was no longer a cause of suffering, but a source of pleasure, Because they were redeeming humanity from its sins. Pain becomes joy, the meaning of life, pleasure..

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What we see is not always what exists.

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Does a soldier go to war in order to kill the enemy? no, he goes in order to die for his country. Does a wife want to show her husband how happy she is? no, she wants him to see how she suffers in order...

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What is I? It's what you are, not what others make of you.

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Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.

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You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.

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Thats because, like everyone else on the planet, you believed that time would teach you to grow closer to God. But time doesnt teach; it merely brings us a sense of weariness and of growing older.

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Time neither moves nor is stationary. Time changes.

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If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength...

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Why do so many people chose to spend their whole life destroying paths they didn't even want to follow, instead of following the one path that would lead them somewhere.

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Learning something means coming into contact with a world of which you know nothing. In order to learn, you must be humble.

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Knowledge was always the power that kept the Universe in its place and the stars turning in their orbits.

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In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love.

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You had to take risks, follow some paths and abandon others.

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Nothing will behave in the logical way you have come to expect.

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What is outside is harder to change than what is inside.

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Everything depends on which path you take.

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Love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries.

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In the first place, you shouldn't believe in promises. The world is full of them: the promises of riches, of eternal salvation, of infinite love. Some people think they can promise anything, others accept...

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I think that, with age, people come to realize that death is inevitable. And we need to learn to face it with serenity, wisdom and resignation. Death often frees us from a lot of senseless sufferings.

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Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.

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I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival,...

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Having the courage to take the steps we always wanted to take is the only way of showing that we trust in God.

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Most important and most vulnerable of human emotions; Love.

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To the warriors of light, there is no such thing as impossible love. They don’t allow themselves to be intimidated by silence, or by rejection. They know that – behind the icy mask people wear –...

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Paulo Coelho

Life has been very hard on me, but, at the same time, it has taught me a great deal.

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Paulo Coelho

Once in a mental hospital, a person grows used to the the freedom that exists in the world of insanity and becomes addicted to it.

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Paulo Coelho

People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being. Maybe that's why they give up on it so early, too.

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Paulo Coelho

When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force.

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Paulo Coelho

Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.

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Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice. That way, we avoid all the risks, frustrations and difficulties, and when we are old, we can always blame other...

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I love you', though, were three words she had often heard during her twenty-two years, and it seemed to her that they were now completely devoid of meaning, because they had never turned into anything...

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Paulo Coelho

That's what the world is like: people talk as if they knew everything, but ifyou dare to ask a question, they don't know anything.

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Paulo Coelho

Read. Forget everything you've been told about books and read.

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Paulo Coelho

Forget everything you've ever learned about the stars and they'll once more be transformed into angels, or into children, or into whatever you want to believe at that moment. It won't make you more stupid...

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Paulo Coelho

If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise," said the seer. "If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.

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Paulo Coelho

A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent.

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Paulo Coelho

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

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Stay close to those who sing, tell stories, and enjoy life, and whose eyes sparkle with happiness. Because happiness is contagious and will always manage to find a solution, whereas logic can find only...

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I've crossed these sands many times," said one of the camel drivers one night. "But the desert is so huge, and the horizons so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent."...

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Paulo Coelho

Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand...

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Paulo Coelho

The only job you have in life is to recognize and honor your personal legend

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It's true; life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny

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Paulo Coelho

Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.

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Paulo Coelho

People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.

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Paulo Coelho

Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow.

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It is always far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others ad fight for your rights...

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And the person who loves wholeheartedly feels free.

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Lord, protect our decisions, because making Decision is a way of praying. Give us the courage after our doubts, to be able to choose between one road and another. May our YES always be a YES and our NO...

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Paulo Coelho

If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.

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Paulo Coelho

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

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Paulo Coelho

When you dance you can enjoy the luxury of being you.

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She wasn't afraid of difficulties, what frightened her was having to choose one particular path. Choosing a path meant missing out on others. She had a whole life to live and she was always thinking that,...

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Paulo Coelho

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.

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Paulo Coelho

He told himself that he would have to start reading thicker books: they lasted longer, and made more comfortable pillows.

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Paulo Coelho

Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.

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Paulo Coelho

You are free, but you have to choose. An open oven bakes no bread

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Paulo Coelho

Don't let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live...

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Paulo Coelho

we can harness the energy of the winds, the seas, the sun . But the day man learns to harness the energy of love, that will be as important as the discovery of fire.

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Paulo Coelho

If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule. Never lie to yourself.

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You have to own your mistakes, otherwise your mistakes own you

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A Warrior knows that an angel and a devil are both competing for his sword hand. The devil says: "You will weaken. You will not know exactly when. You are afraid." The angel says: "You will weaken. You...

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Paulo Coelho

People learn twenty-five percent from their teacher, twenty-five percent from listening to themselves, twenty-five percent from their friends, and twenty-five percent from time.

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Paulo Coelho

Love fills everything. It cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow...

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Paulo Coelho

It is not time that changes man nor knowledge the only thing that can change someone's mind is love.

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No one could make a choice without feeling afraid.

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After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking...

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Paulo Coelho

The past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and...

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Paulo Coelho

The boy reached through to the Soul of the World, and saw that it was part of the Soul of God. And he saw that the Soul of God was his own soul. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles.

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Paulo Coelho

If I must fall, may it be from a high place.

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Haven't you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain....

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Paulo Coelho

An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely.

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I needed to choose between the one thing that really filled m thoughts-my love for that woman-and losing my freedom and all the choices that the future promised me. To be honest, the decision was easy....

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Paulo Coelho

The boy didn't know what a Personal Legend was. 'It's what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is. At that point in their lives, everything...

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She [the Virgin Mary] was normal. She had already had other children. The Bible tells us that Jesus had two brothers. Virginity, as it relates to Jesus, is based on a different thing: Mary initiated a...

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Paulo Coelho

Many of us are returning from a long journey during which we were forced to search for things that were of no interest to us. Now we realize that they were false. But this return cannot be made without...

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Paulo Coelho

Success is both an addiction and an enslavement...

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Paulo Coelho

Death frees from the fear of dying

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you only know yourself when you go beyond your limits

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We must love because we are loved by God. We must be conscious of death if we are to have a proper understanding of life. We must struggle in order to grow, but without falling into the trap of the power...

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Paulo Coelho

Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.

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This is why alchemy exists," the boy said. "So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life. Lead will play its role until the world has...

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Well, let's distinguish religion from spirituality. I am Catholic, so religion for me is a way of having discipline and collective worship with persons who share the same mystery.

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Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly

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I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the...

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Paulo Coelho

We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.

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Love is the only thing that will save us, independent of any mistakes we may make. Love is always stronger.

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Love simply is. ... Love and don't ask too many questions. Just love.

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The wise are wise only because they love.

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When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only...

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Paulo Coelho

My aim is to understand love. I know how alive I felt when I was in love, and I know that everything I have now, however interesting it might seem, doesn't really excited me. But love is a terrible thing:...

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Paulo Coelho

Love simply is. That is the testament of Athena or Sherine or Hagia Sofia - love is. No definitions. Love and don't ask too many questions. Just love.

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The light of love flows out of my soul, but it can go nowhere because it's blocked by pain. I could inhale and exhale every morning for the rest of my life, but that wouldn't solve anything.

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Paulo Coelho

No one can learn to love by following a manual, and no one can learn to write by following a course. I'm not telling you to seek out other writers but to find people with different skills from yourself,...

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Paulo Coelho

Love always triumphs over what we call death. That's why there's no need to grieve for our loved ones, because they continue to be loved and remain by our side.

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I love you like a river that creates the right conditions for trees and bushes and flowers to flourish along its banks. I love you like a river that gives water to the thirsty and takes people where they...

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Paulo Coelho

I love you like a river that understands that it must learn to flow differently over waterfalls and to rest in the shallows. I love you because we are all born in the same place, at the same source, which...

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Paulo Coelho

I love you like a river that begins as a solitary trickle in the mountains and gradually grows and joins other rivers until, after a certain point, it can flow around any obstacle in order to get where...

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Paulo Coelho

If there is any possible consolation in the tragedy of losing someone we love very much, it's the necessary hope that perhaps it was for the best.

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Paulo Coelho

Today don't beg, don't ask, just thank God in silence for all the blessings in your life.

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Paulo Coelho

Some people appear to be happy, but they simply don't give the matter much thought. Others make plans: I'm going to have a husband, a home, two children, a house in the country. As long as they're busy...

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Paulo Coelho

Love with no boundaries. Your future depends on your capacity to love.

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Paulo Coelho

When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you are not saying 'no' to yourself.

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Paulo Coelho

Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.

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Paulo Coelho

Impossible is just an opinion.

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I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter.

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Paulo Coelho

It isn't the desire to abide by the law that makes everyone behave as society requires, but the fear of punishment. Each one of us carries a gallows inside us.

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Paulo Coelho

Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is.

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The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better." -- The Alchemist

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Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

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In any activity, we have to know what to expect, how to reach our objectives and what capacity we possess for the proposed task. The only people who can say they have renounced the fruit are those who,...

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Paulo Coelho

Go further than you planned. Ask for the moon: you will be surprised how often you get it

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Does he love me? “You’re asking the wrong question. What you need to know is are you in a position to give him the love he needs. And whatever happens or doesn’t happen will be equally gratifying,...

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Paulo Coelho

Certain people, in their eagerness to construct a world no external threat can penetrate build exaggeratedly high defense againts the outside world, againts new people, new places, different experiences...

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Paulo Coelho

A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.

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Paulo Coelho

Even stopped clocks are right twice a day.

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Paulo Coelho

What they forget is that, from Ancient Greece on, the people who returned from battle were either dead on their shields or stronger, despite and because of their scars.

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Paulo Coelho

About the nature of human beings. I discovered that confronted by temptation, we will always fall. Given the right circumstances, every human being on this earth would be willing to commit evil.

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Paulo Coelho

I think the big danger of madness is not madness itself, but the habit of madness. What I discovered during the time I spent in the asylum is that I could choose madness and spend my whole life without...

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Paulo Coelho

Don't live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first.

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One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles,...

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Paulo Coelho

It wasn't a dance, but the complete absence of noise and movement, the silence, that brought me in contact with myself.

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Paulo Coelho

Her silence was the blank space between the words.

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In a few more days I'd anticipated telling Veronika that our injections had cured her heart condition. But in light of her unscheduled departure form Villette my telling that particular lie will not be...

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Paulo Coelho

There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end.

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Paulo Coelho

Dream and don't ask too many questions, or fear will overcome your feelings.

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Paulo Coelho

It is bound to come a moment when what seems close is still very far away.

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Paulo Coelho

Sorrows do not last forever when we are journeying towards the thing we have always wanted.

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Paulo Coelho

A great pleasure in life is to do what they say you can't.

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Paulo Coelho

The warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment, and - sometimes - with just a touch of madness.

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Paulo Coelho

making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the...

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Paulo Coelho

It is not necessary to move mountains in order to prove one's faith.

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By the River Piedra I sat down and wept. There is a legend that everything that falls into the waters of this river -- leaves, insects, the feathers of birds -- is transformed into the rocks that make...

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Paulo Coelho

No one places her dreams in the hands of those who might destroy them.

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Paulo Coelho

Success does not come from having one's work recognized by others. It is the fruit of the seed that you lovingly planted.

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Paulo Coelho

But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.

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Paulo Coelho

I was very happy in both my marriages. I was unfaithful and so were they, just like any other normal couple.

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Paulo Coelho

Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown -even when we don't want to and when we think we don't need to.

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Paulo Coelho

We are not worshipping anyone or anything, we are simply communing with creation.

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Faith is not Desire. Faith is Will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas Will is a force. Will changes the space around us,...

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Paulo Coelho

People no longer try to decipher the mystery of life but choose instead to be a part of it.

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Paulo Coelho

If theater is ritual, then dance is too... It's as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being...

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Paulo Coelho

Relax...90% of haters are begging for love. 10% just want a little attention

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Paulo Coelho

We assume, falsely, that how we feel now is how we will feel in the future

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I want to continue being crazy; living my life the way I dream it, and not the way the other people want it to be.

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Paulo Coelho

When you #‎ travel , you experience, in a very practical way, the act of #‎ rebirth .

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Paulo Coelho

Life is a long pilgrimage from fear to love.

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Paulo Coelho

Long distance relationships are living proof that love is not just physical. I can feel you next to me even when you're thousands of miles away. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing...

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I think that we are starting to get much more conscious about, you know, the importance of the spiritual path, and we are fulfilling it by paying attention to ourselves.

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A Warrior of Light values a child's eyes because they are able to look at the world without bitterness. When he wants to find out if the person beside him is worthy of his trust, he tries to see him as...

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He's seeing my soul, my fears, my fragility, my inability to deal with a world which i pretend to master, but about which I know nothing

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Paulo Coelho

life is the moment we're living right now.

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Paulo Coelho

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible, the fear of failure. Never forget your personal legend....

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Paulo Coelho

Do not try to explain feelings. Live everything intensely and treasure what you feel as a gift from God.

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Paulo Coelho

There was a time when people accepted magical experiences as natural. There were no priests then, and no one went chasing after the secrets of the occult.

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Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated ... Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.

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The soil needs the seed and the seed needs the soil. The one only has meaning with the other. It is the same thing with human beings. When male knowledge joins with female transformation, then the great...

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Paulo Coelho

A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.

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Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.

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But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life. By taking risks’ she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment,...

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How many of us will be saved the pain of seeing the most important things in our lives disappearing from one moment to the next? I don't just mean people, but our ideas and dreams too: we might survive...

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Paulo Coelho

None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.

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Paulo Coelho

It is said that all people who are happy have God within them.

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I wept because I was re-experiencing the enthusiasm of my childhood; I was once again a child, and nothing in the world could cause me harm.

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We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.

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Intense, unexpected suffering passes more quickly than suffering that is apparently bearable; the latter goes on for years and, without our noticing, eats away at our souls, until, one day, we are no longer...

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What people regard as vanity—leaving great works, having children, acting in such a way as to prevent one's name from being forgotten—I regard as the highest expression of human dignity.

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Death is our constant companion, and it is death that gives each person's life its true meaning.

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Every moment of searching is a moment of encounter.

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The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.

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But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what...

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Paulo Coelho

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

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The present moment, though, is outside of time, it’s Eternity. In India they use the word “karma” for lack of any better term. But it’s a concept that’s rarely given a proper explanation. It...

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But time, as well as healing all wounds, taught me something strange too: that it's possible to love more than one person in a lifetime. I remarried. I'm very happy with my new wife, and I can't imagine...

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Our great goal in life is to love. The rest is silence.

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I think bridges have a special meaning in our life. I think a book is a bridge. Any type of art is a bridge that allows different cultures to connect. You may not understand your neighbour's way of seeing...

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Paulo Coelho

Books are not about messages. I write to understand my soul

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Sometimes our power resides not in what we do, but in what we don't do.

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Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.

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Shine without guilt. Modesty was invented by the mediocres who think you should be the same as them.

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Everything, absolutely everything on this earth makes sense, and even the smallest things are worthy of our consideration.

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We often don’t realize that the extraordinary is to be found in the lives of ordinary people.

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A disciple...can never imitate his guide's steps. You have your own way of living your life, of dealing with problems, and of winning. Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making...

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Paulo Coelho

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. Dream is also just a word until you decide to fight for it with all your enthusiasm and commitment

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Paulo Coelho

People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making...

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Paulo Coelho

Temptation said that we all dream of committing crimes, but that only the unbalanced make that macabre idea a reality.

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A man's dignity isn't measured by the people he has around him when he's at the peak of his success, but by his ability not to forget those who helped him when his need was greatest.

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Be realistic: always wish the impossible.

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When we're interested in something, everything around us appears to refer to it (the mystics call these phenomena "signs," the sceptics "coincidence," and psychologists "concentrated focus," although I've...

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When faced with a loss, it is no use trying to recover what has gone. On the other hand, a great space has been opened up in your life - there it lies, empty, waiting to be filled with something new. At...

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Paulo Coelho

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you...

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Paulo Coelho

To believe in your choice you don't need to prove that other people's choices are wrong.

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Paulo Coelho

Any given thing on the face of the earth could reveal the history of all things

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Paulo Coelho

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away

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Fear exists until the moment when the unavoidable happens, after that we must waste none of our energy on it.

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The River adapts itself to whatever route prove possible, but the river never forgets its one objective: the sea. So fragile at its source, it gradually gathers the strength of the other rivers in encounters....

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Paulo Coelho

If something happens once, it may never happen again. If it happens twice it most likely will keep happening.

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Paulo Coelho

Everything which is done in the present, affects the future by consequence, and the past by redemption.

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Paulo Coelho

Man needs what's worst in him in order to achieve what's best in him.

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Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don't be afraid to be the best.

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We are all a part of the divine spark. All have a purpose in creation and that purpose is called Love. That love, however, shouldn't be concentrated in just one person, it should be scattered throughout...

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The mirror reflects perfectly; it makes no mistakes because it doesn't think. To think is to make mistakes.

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They say that extroverts are unhappier than introverts and have to compensate for this by constantly proving to themselves how happy and contented and at ease with life they are.

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Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

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Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their...

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Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it - which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?

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But how will I know who my Soulmate is? Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life.

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I've met a man and fallen in love with him. I allowed myself to fall in love for one simple reason: I'm not expecting anything to come of it. I know that, in three months' time, I'll be far away and he'll...

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I talk to my readers on social networking sites, but I never tell them what the book is about. Writing is lonely, so from time to time I talk to them on the Internet. It's like chatting at a bar without...

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Words are tears that have been written down. Tears are words that need to be shed. Without them, joy loses all its brilliance and sadness has no end.

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Paulo Coelho

The srongest love is the love which is not afraid to show the weakness

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I understand that suffering, when it cannot be avoided, is here to help me on my way to my dreams

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From the moment that you don't fear to share your heart, you are a free person.

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Paulo Coelho

Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.

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Paulo Coelho

The visible is always a mirror of the invisible. The reality is imagined before it manifests itself.

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Don't let anyone make you feel that you don't deserve the good things that happen in your life

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Paulo Coelho

May love fill your heart, compassion guide your mind, faith rule your soul.

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Paulo Coelho

And although she was sometimes dissatisfied with herself, she felt unable to go beyond her own limitations. Books were safer.

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Paulo Coelho

How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing....

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Paulo Coelho

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

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Paulo Coelho

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.

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Paulo Coelho

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

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Paulo Coelho

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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Paulo Coelho

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

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Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

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Paulo Coelho

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.

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Paulo Coelho

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

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Paulo Coelho

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

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Paulo Coelho

No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.

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Paulo Coelho

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

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Paulo Coelho

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

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Paulo Coelho

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes...

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Paulo Coelho

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

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Paulo Coelho

People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but then you go to the internet and they're much more open.

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Paulo Coelho

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this...

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Paulo Coelho

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.

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Paulo Coelho

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

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Paulo Coelho

I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.

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Paulo Coelho

Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.

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Paulo Coelho

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.

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Paulo Coelho

We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.

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Paulo Coelho

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.

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Paulo Coelho

I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset - tears are words waiting to be written.

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Paulo Coelho

Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.

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Paulo Coelho

If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.

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Paulo Coelho

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.

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Paulo Coelho

Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.

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Paulo Coelho

I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.

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Paulo Coelho

Everything is possible, from angels to demons to economists and politicians.

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Paulo Coelho

Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.

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Paulo Coelho

I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price - which has been the case most of the time.

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Paulo Coelho

You should treat a muse like a fairy.

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Paulo Coelho

Music for me, it demands full concentration.

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Paulo Coelho

MySpace is an addiction.

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Paulo Coelho

Writers are lampposts and critics are dogs. Ask lampposts what they think about dogs. Does the dog hurt the lamppost?

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Paulo Coelho

It took me 40 years to write my first book.

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Paulo Coelho

Twitter is my bar. I sit at the counter and listen to the conversations, starting others, feeling the atmosphere.

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Paulo Coelho

It's very difficult to read a book on your computer.

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Paulo Coelho

I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.

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Paulo Coelho

The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.

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Paulo Coelho

Today, writers want to impress other writers.

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Paulo Coelho

I was arrested three times and tortured once.

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Paulo Coelho

I'm modern because I make the difficult seem easy, and so I can communicate with the whole world.

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Paulo Coelho

Most of my young years were spent under the boots of the military.

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Paulo Coelho

There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.

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Paulo Coelho

I don't go to parties in general.

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Paulo Coelho

I had this dream to become a writer since I was a teenager.

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Paulo Coelho

Publishers see free downloads as threatening the sales of the book.

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Paulo Coelho

Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.

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Paulo Coelho

In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.

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Paulo Coelho

Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age.

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Paulo Coelho

We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question.

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Paulo Coelho

My readers - and I get 400 emails for a day, my readers normally they say, well, you understand me, and I answer, you do understand me also. We are in the same level.

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Paulo Coelho

I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not...

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Paulo Coelho

Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.

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Paulo Coelho

We could go back to the time when we first met: a man in emotional tatters over someone who had left him, and a woman madly in love with her neighbor. I could repeat what I said to you once: 'I'm going...

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Paulo Coelho

Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul.

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Paulo Coelho

Love is a disease no one wants to get rid of. Those who catch it never try to get better, and those who suffer do not wish to be cured.

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Paulo Coelho

If we resist the temptation to allow other people to define who we are, then we will gradually be able to let the sun inside our own soul shine forth.

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Paulo Coelho

It is Easy to be a Hater. Go for the difficult Task: be a Lover!

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Paulo Coelho

We are told from childhood onward that everything we want to do is impossible. We grow up with this idea, and as the years accumulate, so too do the layers of prejudice, fear and guilt. There comes a time...

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Paulo Coelho

In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love. It was like putting out your own eyes in order not to see the bad things in life.

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Paulo Coelho

The boy was beginning to understand that intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know...

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Paulo Coelho

Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station.

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Paulo Coelho

When a sense of dissatisfaction persists, that means it was placed there by God for one reason only: you need to change everything and move forward.

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Paulo Coelho

No life is complete without a touch of madness.

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Paulo Coelho

If we seek something, that same thing is seeking us.

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Paulo Coelho

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.

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Paulo Coelho

If you spend too much time trying to find out what is good or bad about someone else, you'll forget your own soul and end up exhausted and defeated by the energy you have wasted in judging others.

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Paulo Coelho

Anyone who knows God cannot describe Him. Anyone who can describe God does not know Him.

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Paulo Coelho

We learn in the past, but we are not the result of that. We suffered in the past, loved in the past, cried and laughed in the past, but that's of no use in the present. The present has its challenges,...

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Paulo Coelho

I am who I was and who I will be.

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Paulo Coelho

No one should let themselves get used to anything.

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Paulo Coelho

Empty your mind, stop thinking about anything, simply be.

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Paulo Coelho

We suffer because we feel we are giving more than we receive. We suffer because our love is going unrecognized. We suffer because we are unable to impose our own rules.

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Paulo Coelho

May my tears run just as far, that my love might never know that one day I cried for him.

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Paulo Coelho

Lovers need to know how to lose themselves and then how to find themselves again.

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Paulo Coelho

My brained warned me, but my heart didn't want to take its advice.

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Paulo Coelho

But now I knew that true love was above all that and that it would be better to die than to fail to love.

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Paulo Coelho

Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.

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Paulo Coelho

Men always have their reasons. But the fact is that they always wind up leaving.

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Paulo Coelho

Most human beings still cannot trust love.

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Paulo Coelho

Love perseveres. It's men who change.

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Paulo Coelho

Useful men, who do useful things, don't mind being treated as useless. But the useless always judge themselves as being important and hide all their incompetence behind authority.

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Paulo Coelho

He who does not take insults seriously, is on the path to wisdom.

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Paulo Coelho

Heaven and Earth are meeting in a storm that, when it's over, will leave the air purer and the leaves fertile, but before that happens, houses will be destroyed, centuries- old trees will topple, paradises...

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Paulo Coelho

That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don't...

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Paulo Coelho

Philosophy can't build bridges, but can encourage people to cross them.

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Paulo Coelho

I will be able to love above all discontentment. To give even when I am stripped of everything. To dry tears even when I am still crying. To believe even when I am discredited.

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Paulo Coelho

Go and get your things,' he said. 'Dreams mean work.

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Paulo Coelho

I simply believe that a book has a journey to make, and should not be condemned to being stuck on a shelf… Let’s leave our books free to travel, then, to be touched by other hands, and enjoyed by other...

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Paulo Coelho

To succeed in life, you must have the courage to be hated.

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Paulo Coelho

Life is like the Internet: sometimes is almost impossible to connect.

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Paulo Coelho

The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you.

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Paulo Coelho

Life is like Twitter: nobody wants to sign off.

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Paulo Coelho

Time heals almost everything. But when you are healed, you are too old to enjoy

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Paulo Coelho

One of many ways to be useful is to inspire people to forget some rules imposed by society. IMPORTANT rules are dictated by our hearts.

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Paulo Coelho

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

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Paulo Coelho

When something undesirable grows in my soul, I ask God to give me the courage to mercilessly pluck it out.

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Paulo Coelho

Facing the difficulties, I can choose either to be a poor victim or a great adventurer.

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Paulo Coelho

Infatuation was a good thing. It gave spice to life, and added to its enjoyment... But it was different from love. Love was worth everything, and couldn't be exchanged for anything.

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Paulo Coelho

Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise, you'd sink into chaos.

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Paulo Coelho

I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the...

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Paulo Coelho

The world is being created and destroyed in this very moment. Whoever you met will reappear, whoever you lost will return. Don’t betray the grace that was bestowed on you. Understand what is going on...

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Paulo Coelho

To become really good at anything,you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive

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Paulo Coelho

If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world

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Paulo Coelho

The night is just a part of the day

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Paulo Coelho

Every moment in life is an act of faith

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Paulo Coelho

I came to realize that I was always looking for myself in the women I loved. I looked at their lovely, clean faces, and saw myself reflected in them. They, on the other hand, looked at me and saw the dirt...

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Paulo Coelho

I believe in signs....what we need to learn is always there before us, we just have to look around us with respect & attention to discover where God is leading us and which step we should take. When...

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Paulo Coelho

I was not I, I was nothing - and that seemed to me quite marvelous.

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Paulo Coelho

I only invoked what you already knew.

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Paulo Coelho

Just try to love, and manifest it. When your heart is open, there is this energy of love that flows in, fulfills everything and somehow transmutes itself into actions.

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Paulo Coelho

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage

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Paulo Coelho

The rain is falling ever harder, and all I can hear is the sound of the water. I’m drenched, but I can’t move. I don’t want to leave, because I don’t know where to go

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Paulo Coelho

The ship is safest when it is in port, but that’s not what ships were built for.

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Paulo Coelho

Life sometimes separates people so that they can realize how much they mean to each other.

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Paulo Coelho

You don't seem mad at all,' she said. But I am, although I'm undergoing a cure, because my problem is that I lack a particular chemical. However, while I hope that the chemical gets rid of my chronic depression,...

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Paulo Coelho

Sometimes it's what you don't say that counts.

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Paulo Coelho

Stop being yourself and become who u always wanted to be

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Paulo Coelho

Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice.

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Paulo Coelho

I want to be someone capable of seeing the unseen faces, of seeing those who do not seek fame or glory, who silently fulfil the role life has given them. I want to be able to do this because the most important...

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Paulo Coelho

I've discovered my vocation. I want to be a writer.

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Paulo Coelho

I want to be a writer, not an engineer who writes books.

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Paulo Coelho

When trying to seduce a woman, a writer says: 'I'm a writer', and scribbles a poem on a napkin. It always works.

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Paulo Coelho

Life is too short for us to keep important words, for example, 'I love you', locked in our hearts.

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Paulo Coelho

of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible-and the most powerful-was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were...

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Paulo Coelho

As he mused about these things, he realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.

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Paulo Coelho

If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world.

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Paulo Coelho

Emotions were like wild horses and it required wisdom to be able to control them

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Paulo Coelho

To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.

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Paulo Coelho

The story of one person is the story of all of humanity.

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Paulo Coelho

We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of moments that could have been found but were forever hidden in...

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Paulo Coelho

Why do they make things so complicated?" "So that those who have the responsibility for understanding can understand.," he said. "Imagine if everyone went around transforming lead into gold. Gold would...

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Paulo Coelho

First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us accoring to His well

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Paulo Coelho

I'm not doing anything, and yet I'm also doing the most important thing a man can do: I'm listening to what I needed to hear from myself.

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Paulo Coelho

They think they're normal, because they all do the same thing. Well, I'm going to pretend that I have drunk from the same well as them.

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Paulo Coelho

I have won important things for myself, but I'm going to destroy them, because I tell myself they have lost their meaning. I know that is not true. I know they are important, and that if I destroy them,...

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Paulo Coelho

Before I die, I want to fight for life.

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Paulo Coelho

Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.

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Paulo Coelho

I think we are afraid of each other when it comes to sex, because we read so much about sex, we talk so openly about sex, we see movies and we read books; but when we are face to face with someone else,...

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Paulo Coelho

Sex was always surrounded by taboos, and I don't see it necessarily as a manifestation of evil. I think that sexuality is first and foremost the way that God chooses for us to be here on earth, to enjoy...

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Paulo Coelho

Personal growth has its price, and she was paying it without complaint.

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Paulo Coelho

Hatred. Something almost as physical as walls, pianos, or nurses. She could almost touch the destructive energy leaking out of her body. She allowed the feeling to emerge, regardless of whether it was...

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Paulo Coelho

As she had been walking from the ward to that room, she had felt such pure hatred that now she had no more rancor left in her heart. She had finally allowed her negative feelings to surface, feelings that...

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Paulo Coelho

That is why embittered people find heroes and madmen a perennial source of fascination, for they have no fear of life or death. Both heroes and madmen are indifferent to danger and will forge ahead regardless...

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Paulo Coelho

Mari remembered what she had read in the young girl's eyes the moment she had come into the refectory: fear. Fear. Veronika might feel insecurity, shyness, shame, constraint, but why fear? That was only...

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She didn't quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.

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Paulo Coelho

She imagined herself both queen and slave, dominatrix and victim. In her imagination she was making love with men of all skin colors--white, black, yellow--with homosexuals and beggars. She was anyone's,...

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Paulo Coelho

LIVE. If you live, god will live with you. If you refuse to run his risks, he'll retreat to that distant heaven and be merely a subject for philosophical speculation.

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Paulo Coelho

She regretted having taken his hand, she wanted to get away from there as soon as possible, to hide her shame, never again to see that man who had witnessed all that was most sordid in her, and who nevertheless...

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Paulo Coelho

Never apologize for being yourself.

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Paulo Coelho

In order to dominate the soul you must also learn to dominate the body. And in order to dominate the body you cannot fear pain.

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Paulo Coelho

When two people fall in love, past and future disappear.

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Paulo Coelho

Remember that when you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to make it happen.

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Paulo Coelho

Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.

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Paulo Coelho

Life is one long training session, in preparation for what will come. Life and death lose their meaning, there are only challenges to be met with joy and overcome with tranquility.

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Paulo Coelho

We can never found the soul, just as we can never wound God, but we become imprisoned by our memories, and that makes our lives wretched, even when we have everything we need in order to be happy.

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Paulo Coelho

It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you'll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you.

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One way or another, I have wound up destroying what I've loved. I've seen my dreams fall apart just when I seemed to achieve them. I always thought tat was just the way life was. My life anf everybody...

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Paulo Coelho

People destroy what they love.

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Paulo Coelho

Follow your dreams and take your risks.

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Paulo Coelho

They went to university because someone, at a time when universities seemed important, said that in order to rise in the world, you had to have a degree. And thus the world was deprived of some excellent...

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Paulo Coelho

You have understood what all great painters understand: in order to forget the rules, you must know them and respect them.

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Paulo Coelho

And the best way to know who we are is often to find out how others see us.

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Paulo Coelho

Any resistance is not only normal but necessary-it is part of the creative process.

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Paulo Coelho

What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?

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Paulo Coelho

But don’t forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out the flavour in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the time, you’ll find yourself with no present to remember.

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Paulo Coelho

To heal our wounds, we need courage to face them.

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Paulo Coelho

You deserve all the good things that happen to you. Don't feel guilty and accept the blessings.

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Paulo Coelho

In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself.

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Paulo Coelho

If you have a dream , don't waste your energies explaining why.

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Paulo Coelho

Fashion is merely a saying: I belong to your world. I'm wearing the same uniform as your army, so don't shoot.

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Paulo Coelho

Fashion may renew itself every six months but one thing remains the same: bouncers always wear black.

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Paulo Coelho

Whenever someone dies, a part of the universe dies too. Everything a person felt, experience and saw dies with them, like tears in the rain.

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Paulo Coelho

When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left!

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Paulo Coelho

How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly?

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Paulo Coelho

Sometimes, you get no second chance and that its best to accept the gifts the world offers you.

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Paulo Coelho

If I must be faithful to someone or something, I have, first of all, have to be faithful to myself.

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Paulo Coelho

No one owns anything. Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them. And if nothing belongs to me, then there's no point wasting...

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Paulo Coelho

Its best to live as if it were the first and last day of my life.

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Paulo Coelho

In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.

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Paulo Coelho

The aim of every human being is to understand the meaning of total love.

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Paulo Coelho

everyone knows how to love because we are all born with that gift.

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Paulo Coelho

Never save the best for later. You don't know what tomorrow holds.

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Paulo Coelho

We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue...

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Paulo Coelho

The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They...

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Paulo Coelho

We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to.

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Paulo Coelho

This is the first teaching of the Knights: You will erase everything you had written in the book of your life up until now: restlessness, uncertainty, lies. And in the place of all this you will write...

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Paulo Coelho

We are always trying to convert people to a belief in our own explanation of the universe. We think that the more people there are who believe as we do, the more certain it will be that what we believe...

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Paulo Coelho

It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.

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Paulo Coelho

Still, being fragile creatures, humans always try to hide from themselves the certainty that they will die. They do not see that it is death itself that motivates them to do the best things in their lives....

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Paulo Coelho

it's best to accept life as it really is and not as I imagined it to be

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Paulo Coelho

Because of that she had never had enough energy to be herself, a person who, like everyone else in the world, needed other people in order to be happy. But other people were so difficult. They reacted...

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Paulo Coelho

Because when everyone dreams, but only a few realize their dreams, that makes cowards of us all.

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Paulo Coelho

A lot of people think something is right, and so that thing becomes right.

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Paulo Coelho

Each human being is unique, each with their own qualities, instincts, forms of pleasure, and desire for adventure. However, society always imposes on us a collective ways of behaving, and people never...

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Paulo Coelho

The spiritual path can only be traveled through the daily experience of love.

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Paulo Coelho

If we are alone, we become more alone. Life is strange

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Paulo Coelho

Tea ceremony is a way of worshipping the beautiful and the simple. All one's efforts are concentrated on trying to achieve perfection through the imperfect gestures of daily life. Its beauty consists in...

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Paulo Coelho

It isn't expectations that carry us forward, it's our desire to go on.

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Paulo Coelho

Choosing a path means having to miss out on others

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Paulo Coelho

They make a secret pact with themelves never to think about the future.

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Paulo Coelho

We don't always choose the best solution but we carry on regardless, trying to remain upright and decent in order to do honor not to the walls or the doors or the windows but to the empty space inside,...

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Paulo Coelho

With love, there are no rules. The heart decides and what it decides is all that really matters.

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Paulo Coelho

Dreams are the language of God.

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Paulo Coelho

Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.

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Paulo Coelho

Over-anxiety ultimately banishes every trace of joy from life.

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Paulo Coelho

Join with those who sing, tell stories, talk pleasure in life, and have joy in their eyes, because joy is contagious, and can prevent others from becoming paralysed by depression, loneliness and difficulties.

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Pain, loss and separation are inevitable on the path of love, and the only way of avoiding them is by deciding not to take that path at all. In order not to suffer, you have to renounce love.It was like...

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Try to be "good", you'll be judged. Try to be yourself, you'll be criticized. Therefore, choose the second option. Evil uses the "nice good people" as puppets. It appears dressed as a poor guy, telling...

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Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.

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Maybe God created the desert so that man could appreciate the date trees

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music isn't just something that comforts or distracts us, it goes beyond that - it's an ideology. you can judge people by the kind of music they listen to.

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There's no point sitting here, using words that mean nothing. Go and experiment. It's time you got out of here. Go and re-conquer your kingdom, which has grown corrupted by routine. Stop repeating the...

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The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams.

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The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that’s not the aim of boats.

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We forget that the world is what we imagine it to be. We stop being the sun and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it.

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The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

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If you act like a victim, you are likely to be treated as one.

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There is only one way to learn. It's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.

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But no one can lose sight of what he desires. Even if there are moments when he believes the world and the others are stronger. The secret is this: do not surrender.

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There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we cannot avoid them. But they are there for some reason.

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Sometimes there's just no way to hold back the river.

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I've always been a very restless person. I work hard, spend too much time looking after my son, I dance like a mad thing, I learned calligraphy. I go to courses on selling, I read one book after another....

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When the songs of your heart start singing, you should listen...for its harmony will bring you happiness and the melody is the voice of your true spirit.

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Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.

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True love allows each person to follow his or her own path, aware that doing so can never drive them apart.

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When we are unable to receive, we deny someone else the pleasure of giving.

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Learn to share your love with others, but keep part of this love for yourself

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Your decision to walk creates the path ahead

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Once in a mental hospital, a person grows used to the freedom that exists in the world of madness and becomes addicted to it. You no longer have to take on responsibilities, to struggle to earn your daily...

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A Warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only means...

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Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we need to die and be reborn emotionally....

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No, I'm not mistaken. I know you don't love me. But I'm going to fight for your love. There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end. You are worth it.

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An enthusiastic heart finds opportunities everywhere.

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People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. And, when you want something, all the universe...

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Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.

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If I believe I will win, then victory will believe in me.

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You can't measure time the way you measure the distance between two points.

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God only allows us to see such things when he wants something to change

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What hurts us is what heals us

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No one ever loses anyone. We are all one soul that needs to continue growing and developing in order for the world to carry on and for us all to meet once again.

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Only two things can reveal life's great secrets: suffering and love.

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A life without a cause is a life without effect.

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It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory

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To injure your opponent is to injure yourself.

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When we're focused on what we want, things begin to slot perfectly into place.

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We become imprisoned by our memories, and that makes our lives wretched.

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Only children believe they're capable of everything.

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True wisdom consists in respecting the simple things we do

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Each time we embrace someone warmly, we gain an extra day of life.

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Imagine a new story for your life and start living it.

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If you don't care about what people think, you already passed the first step of success.

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If you want to understand love, first learn about freedom.

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Boredom is not in the world, but in the way we see the world.

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He had not a cent in his pocket, but he had faith. He had decided, the night before, that he would be as much an adventurer as the ones he had admired in books.

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People give flowers as present because flowers contain true meaning of love. Anyone who tries to posses a flower will have to watch its beauty fading. But if you simply look at a flower in the field, you'll...

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Only the following items should be considered to be grave faults: not respecting another's rights; allowing oneself to be paralyzed by fear; feeling guilty; believing that one does not deserve the good...

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I came to set fire to the earth. And I am watchful that the fire grow. May the fire of love grow in our hearts. May the fire of transformation glow in our movements. May the fire of purification burn away...

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It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I'm beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I'm happy at least that I didn't wait twenty years.

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Break a pact. Accept forgiveness. Make a bet.

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Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.

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Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.

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Why don't people's hearts tell them to continue to follow their dreams? [...] Because that's what makes a heart suffer most, and hearts don't like to suffer.

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The Lord heareth the prayers of those who ask to put aside hatred. But he is deaf to those who would flee from love.

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This was freedom; to feel what the heart desired with no thought to the opinion of the rest... She was free, for love liberates.

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To love is to lose control.

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The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.

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Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.

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Truth resides where there is faith.

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He hadn't a cent in his pocket, but he had faith !

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All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step

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Esther, however, was the only woman who understood one very simple thing: in order to be able to find her, I first had to find myself.

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Why are we smiling when we loathe each other?’ ‘Why do we sell happiness to the readers of this magazine when we are profoundly unhappy ourselves, the slaves of fame?

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I don't know what's going to happen to me tomorrow. That's why I don't save my best for last.

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The day is made up of 24 hours and an infinite number of moments. We need to be aware of those moments and make the most of them regardless of whether we're busy doing something or contemplating life.

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That is why I write - to try to turn sadness into longing, solitude into remembrance.

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Each morning brings a hidden blessing; a blessing which is unique to that day, and which cannot be kept or re-used. If we do not use this miracle today, it will be lost.

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Instead of noting down things I’m unlikely to forget, I will write a poem. Even if I have never written one before and even if I never do so again, I will at least know that I once had the courage to...

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The young all have the same dream: to save the world. Some quickly forget this dream, convinced that there are more important things to do, like having a family, earning money, traveling, and learning...

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The extraordinary lies in the path of ordinary people.

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The boy told himself that, on the way toward realizing his own destiny, he had learned all he needed to know, and had experienced everything he might have dreamed of.

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You still haven't managed to heal the scars left by some of the injustices committed against you in your life and it doesn't do you any good. All it does is feed a constant desire to feel sorry for yourself,...

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God created the visible world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom

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You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of...

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Sometimes the best of gods gift's arrive by the shattering of all the window panes.

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When you are moving toward an objective," said Petrus, "it is very important to pay attention to the road. It is the road that teaches us the best way to get there, and the road enriches us as we walk...

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The best way to be original is to be yourself.

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Be creative. Men only learnt how to fly when they stopped imitating birds.

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Sometimes I need to be a stranger to myself. Only then my soul can show me not what I want, but what I need to see.

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Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you

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It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.

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People never leave, we are always here in our past and future lives.

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Like the children we will never ever cease to be.

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But in the end all religions point to the same light. In between the light and us, sometimes there are too many rules. The light is here and there are no rules to follow this light.

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The universe conspires to help the dreamer

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Simply having the courage to say senseless things made me euphoric. I was free, with no need to seek or to give explanations for what I was doing. This freedom lifted me to the heavens - where greater...

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Paulo Coelho

If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be this: Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. Seek...

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From that day on, it was the desert that would be important. She would look to it everyday, and would try to guess which star the boy was following in search of his treasure. She would have to send her...

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Too often, we decide to follow a path that is not really our own, one that others have set for us. We forget that...in both cases we will pass through both difficult and happy moments. But when we are...

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We can't choose our lives, but we can DECIDE what to do with the joys or griefs we're given.

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You cannot trust a person until you know where and how he lives

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There is no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Everything has its reason for being: you only need to distinguish what is temporary from what is lasting.

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I carry with me many scars, but I also carry with me moments that would not have happened if I had not dared to go beyond my limits

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There is no better time than the autumn to begin forgetting the things that trouble us, allowing them to fall away like dried leaves. There is no better time to dance again, to make the most of every crumb...

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He seemed to be talking about my fears, my insecurity, and my unwillingness to see what was wonderful because tomorrow it might disappear and I might suffer. The gods throw the dice, and they don't ask...

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So for the question I go to the mystery of it and say I don't know. I only know that I am alive and there is something that manifests in my life, that it is God and one day I am going to understand my...

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I believe everything is one thing only. That said, there are some questions in my life that I don't know.. I've stopped asking. At the very beginning of my life, I wanted to have answers for everything....

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Anything that makes us forget who we are and what we want; that way we can work in order to produce, reproduce, and earn money.

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Setting out rules for waging war (the Geneva Convention).

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Spending years studying at university only to find out at the end of it all that you're unemployable.

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Working from nine till five every day at something that gives you no pleasure just so that, after thirty years, you can retire.

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Retiring and discovering that you no longer have enough energy to enjoy life and dying a few years out of sheer boredom.

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Believing that power is much more important than money and that money is much more important than happiness.

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Making fun of anyone who seeks happiness rather than money and accusing them of "lacking ambition."

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Because all my life I've learned to suffer in silence - Athena

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Comparing objects like cars, houses, clothes, and defining life according to those comparisons, instead of trying to discover the real reason for being alive.

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Never talking to strangers. Saying nasty things about the neighbors.

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Believing that your parents are always right.

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Getting married, having children, and staying together long after all love has died, saying that it's for the good of the children (who are, apparently, deaf to the constant rows).

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Waking up each morning to a hysterical alarm clock on the bedside table.

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Believing absolutely everything that appears in print.

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Wearing a scrap of colored cloth around your neck, even though it serves no useful purpose, but which answers to the name of "tie."

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Never asking a direct question, even though the other person can guess what it is you want to know.

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Keeping a smile on your lips even when you're on the verge of tears. Feeling sorry for those who show their feelings.

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Believing that art is either worth a fortune or worth nothing at all.

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Despising anything that was easy to achieve because if no sacrifice was involved, it obviously isn't worth having.

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Following fashion trends, however ridiculous or uncomfortable.

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Believing that all famous people have tons of money saved up.

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Investing a lot of time and money in external beauty and caring little about internal beauty.

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Using every means possible to show that, although you're just an ordinary human being, you're far above other mortals.

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Never looking anyone in the eye when you're traveling on public transport, in case it's interpreted as a sign that you're trying to get off with them.

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Standing facing the door in an elevator and pretending you're the only person there, no matter how crowded it is.

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Never laughing too loudly in a restaurant no matter how good the joke.

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In the northern hemisphere, always dressing according to the season: bare arms in spring (however cold it is) and woolen jacket in winter (however hot it is).

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In the southern hemisphere, covering the Christmas tree with fake snow even though winter has nothing to do with the birth of Christ.

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Assuming, as you grow older, that you're the guardian of the world's wisdom, even if you haven't necessarily lived enough to know what's right and wrong.

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Going to a charity tea party and thinking that you've done your bit toward putting an end to social inequity in the world.

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Eating three times a day even if you're not hungry.

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Believing that other people are always better than you-better-looking, more capable, richer, more intelligent-and that it's very dangerous to step outside your own limits, so it's best to do nothing.

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Using your car as a weapon and impenetrable armor.

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Swearing when in heavy traffic.

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Believing everything your child does wrong is entirely down to the company he or she keeps.

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Marrying the first person who offers you a decent position in society. Love can wait.

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Always saying, "I tried" when you didn't really try at all.

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Postponing doing the really interesting things in life for later, when you don't have the energy.

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Avoiding depression with large daily doses of television.

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Believing that you can be sure of everything you've achieved.

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Assuming that women don't like football and that men aren't intersted in home decorating and cooking.

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Blaming the government for all the bad things that happen.

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Thinking that being a good, decent, respectable person will mean that others will see you as weak, vulnerable, and easy to manipulate.

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Being equally convinced that aggression and rudeness are synonymous with having a "powerful personality."

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Being afraid of having an endoscopy (if you're a man) and giving birth (if you're a woman).

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And with the passing years, what had once seemed like a miracle or the luckiest of chances and which he had always promised himself he would never become enslaved by, has gradually become his sole reason...

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When I had nothing more to lose, I was given everything. When I ceased to be who I am, I found myself. When I experienced humiliation and yet kept on walking, I understood that I was free to choose my...

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A writer always wears glasses and never combs his hair. Half the time he feels angry about everything and the other half depressed. He spends most of his life in bars, arguing with other dishevelled, bespectacled...

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The Superclass tries to promote its values. Ordinary people complain of divine injustice, they envy power, and it pains them to see others having fun. They don’t understand that no one is having fun,...

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When you travel you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don't even understand the language...

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Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.

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Perfect people don't drink, don't fight, don't lie, don't make mistakes and...don't exist

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Profound commitment to a dream does not confine or constrain: it liberates. Even a difficult, winding path can lead to your goal if you follow it to the end.

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Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Act because you need to act

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But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us...

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We must get rid of the idea of fulfilling what people expect us to do, and start to do what we expect from our lives.

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If you understand life...you MUST be misinformed!

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Fortunate are those who take the first steps.

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Paulo Coelho

Straight roads do not make skillful drivers.

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Paulo Coelho

Because true love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny

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Close cycles. Not because of pride or arrogance, but because that no longer fits your life

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We all know fear. But passion makes us fearless.

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If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.

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Things do not always happen the way I would have wanted, and it's best that I get used to that.

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The future would end up finding out the truth about the past.

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she considered the possibility of telling her about everything that was happening, but then she changed her mind; people never learn anything by being told; they have to find out for themselves.

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if you force yourself to be the same as everyone else. It causes neuroses, psychoses, and paranoia. it's a distortion of nature, it goes against God's laws, for in all the world's woods and forests he...

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Come on, let's go. Crazy people do crazy things.

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We must at all costs avoid saying no because people prefer those who say yes, and this allows us to survive in hostile territory.

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Although I have been through all that I have, I do not regret the many hardships I met, because it was they who brought me to the place I wished to reach.

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I think that when we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we’re alone, we become even more alone....

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If you can dream, you can do.

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Life becomes interesting for the possibility to fulfill a dream.

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we have to listen to the child we once were, the child who still exists inside us. That child understands magic moments. We can stifle its cries, but we cannot silence its voice.The child we once were...

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Paulo Coelho

Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not.

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Do not ask yourself if your love is big enough, because love is neither big nor small, it is simply love.

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O God, when I listen to the voices of animals, the sounds of trees, the murmurings of water, the singing of birds, the whistling of the wind, or the boom of thunder, I see in them evidence of Your unity;...

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Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.

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Omens are a language, it's the alphabet we develop to speak to the world's soul, or the universe's, or God's, whatever name you want to give it. Like an alphabet, it is individual, you only learn it by...

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The path to wisdom is not being afraid to make mistakes.

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Make each day truly new, dressing it with the blessings of heaven, bathing it in wisdom and love and putting yourself under the protection of Mother Nature. Learn from the wise, from the sacred books,...

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That is what marks out the warrior: the knowledge that willpower and courage are not the same thing. Courage can attract fear and adulation, but willpower requires patience and commitment. Men and women...

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Have pity on those who are fearful of taking up a pen, or a paintbrush, or an instrument, or a tool because they are afraid that someone has already done so better than they could…

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The celebrity syndrome. When people forget who they are and start to believe what other people say about them.

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Everything in life is about sharing; it is part of the human condition

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When you have an intense contact of love with nature or another human being, like a spark, then you understand that there is no time and that everything is eternal.

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Worshiping someone means...placing that person outside of our world. We are not worshiping anyone or anything, we are simply communing with Creation.

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We can see the Divine in each speck of dust, but that doesn't stop us from wiping it away with a wet sponge. The Divine doesn't disappear; it's transformed into the clean surface.

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you would have to give up all else, I alone would expect you to be your sole and exclusive standard

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I'm afraid of taking steps that are not on the map, but by taking those steps despite my fears, I have a much more interesting life.

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Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.

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I don't get anywhere meditating," she said. "I see people sitting there with their eyes closed, a smile on their lips or else grave-faced and arrogant, concentrating on absolutely nothing, convinced that...

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Right, from now on, whenever you want to find out about something, plunge straight in.

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Sometimes, certain of God's blessings arrive by shattering all the windows. (Brida)

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Judging oneself to be inferior to other people was one of the worst acts of pride because it was the most destructive way of being different.

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There are no risk in Love, as you'll find out for yourself. People have been searching for and finding each other for thousands of years. Suddenly, he realised that the might be wrong. There was always...

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When we turn around & come face to face with our destiny, we discover that words (spoken) are not enough. I know so many people who are brilliant speakers but are quite incapable of practising what...

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You came so that you could learn about your dreams," said the old woman. "And dreams are the language of God. When he speaks in our language, I can interpret what he has said. But if he speaks in the language...

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This is the present moment. Learn how to gobble it up without fear or guilt.

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May we understand that fear of failure is worse than failure itself

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It has been said that there is no such thing as coincidence in this world.

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Reason is afraid of defeat, But intuition enjoys challenges

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the power of beauty:what must the world be like for ugly women?

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We need to create a new revolution, and to do that, don’t waste your life: stop pleasing people, and become who you always wanted to be.

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Look around. And don't get close to people who make you suffer.

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How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.

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The True Lover is the one who realizes that Loyalty must go hand in hand with Freedom.

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I am talking to you, but the moment I am talking to you, the universe is being created and destroyed.

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JOY goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide.

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Once someone asked me, "What do you want to be your epitaph?" So I said, "Paulo Coelho died when he was alive.

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I am surprised how difficult for people is to say "I love you". They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear "I love you too" back. C'mon! Spread the energy of love without expecting...

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A warrior of light knows that certain impossible battles are worth fighting and so he/she is not afraid of being disappointed, knowing the power of his/her love.

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A warrior knows that the farthest-flung star in the Universe reveals itself in the things around him.

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Thy will be done, my Lord. Because you know the weakness in the heart of your children, and you assign each of them only the burden they can bear. May you understand my love–because it is the only thing...

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God, I am trying to recover my faith. Please don't abandon me in the middle of this adventure, I prayed, pushing my fears aside.

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Once upon a time, there was a prostitute called Maria. Wait a minute. "Once upon a time" is how all the best children's stories begin, and "prostitute" is a word for adults. How can I start a book with...

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Man struggles to survive, not to succumb

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Veronika had noticed that a lot of people she knew would talk about the horros in other people's lives as if they were genuinely concerned to help them, but the truth was that they took pleasure in the...

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Whenever a new situation presented itself, you had to remain cool and distant

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The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort

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Fear of failure leads to failure.

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Always remember the proverb: "This too shall pass." Your negative feelings won't last forever, there's a light at the end of every tunnel. It might not happen today or tomorrow, but you'll feel better...

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Love is the force that brings us back together, in order to condense the experience dispersed in many lives and many parts of the world.

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If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it

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Paulo Coelho

fanaticism is the only way to put an end to the doubts that constantly trouble the human soul.

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Thousands of years ago, weren't we capable of building enormous structures like the pyramids? Weren't we capable of worshiping gods, weaving, making fire, finding lovers and wives, sending written messages?...

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History will never change because of politics or conquests or theories or wars; that's mere repitition, it's been going on since the beginning of time. History will only change when we are able to use...

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If we don't face our fears, our fears will chase us forever.

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Be the best, but get ready to be attacked. Only mediocrity is safe.

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Happiness is the only goal worth pursuing

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When mouths close, it’s because there’s something important to be said.

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You will fail many times but in failing you'll learn and in learning you'll find your way. Remember, there are no mistakes in life but only lessons, and lessons will keep on repeating until learned

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The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.

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To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain.

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Beware of making a woman cry. God is counting her tears.

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That is what the forest taught me. That you will never be mine, and that is why I will never lose you...." ......... "I will always remember you, and you will remember me, just as we will remember the...

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Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.

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Often in the search for your destiny you will find yourself obliged to change direction

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Be fully awake if you want to dream

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I am going to sit here in the river. If you go home to sleep, I will sleep in front of your house. And if you go away, I will follow you--until you tell me to go away. Then I'll leave. But I have to love...

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Even if you slept with every man on Earth, my love will still survive.

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The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed

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It's the oasis," said the camel driver. "Well, why don't we go there right now?" the boy asked. "Because we have to sleep.

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Tears are words waiting to be spoken

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I never lose when I love. I only lose when I'm afraid to

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Sometimes love blinds us, other times it let's us see.

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Before a dream is realized the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way.

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Paulo Coelho

Do not forget: seek to win all your battles, including those you fight against yourself. Do not fear the scars. Do not be afraid of victory.

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Paulo Coelho

When you must choose a new path, do not bring old experiences with you. Those who strike out afresh, but who attempt to retain a little of the old life, end up torn apart by their own memories.

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Going after what I believe in.

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Writing is one of the most solitary activities in the world.

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Paulo Coelho

Whenever we need to make a very important decision it is best to trust our instincts, because reason usually tries to remove us from our dream, saying that the time is not yet right. Reason is afraid of...

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When we step out of our normal world and leave behind us all the usual barriers and prejudices, we tend to become more adventurous.

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Lie down on the ground and feel the planet's heart beating.

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Every scar has a life of its own and a space in my heart.

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Hatred is public demonstration of inferiority complex.

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Once a problem is solved, its simplicity is amazing.

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Most of the times, aggression will drive your enemy to do something that you are trying to prevent.

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Paulo Coelho

If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.

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What do you want? You can't want to be happy, because that's too easy and too boring. You can't want only to love, because that's impossible. What do you want? You want to justify your life, to live it...

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The trouble with words is that they give us the illusory sense that we are making ourselves understood as well as understanding what others are saying. However, when we turn around and come face-to-face...

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Change. But start slowly, because direction is more important than speed

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Life is too short to be wasted in finding answers. Enjoy the questions.

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The great conquest is the result of small, unnoticed victories.

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We don't need to explain our love. We only need to show it.

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Either you make a mark on the world, or the world will make a mark on you.

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Paulo Coelho

Love is always the same but people change.

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Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.

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Wait. This was the first lesson I had learned about love. The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways...

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Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.

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Paulo Coelho

To heal my wounds, I need to be brave enough to face them.

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The pain of yesterday is the strength of today.

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Stay close to those who are not afraid to be vulnerable, because they have confidence in themselves and know that, at some point in our lives, we all stumble; they do not interpret this as a sign of weakness,...

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Your heart is alive. Keep listening to what it has to say

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Paulo Coelho

Many times the wrong train took me to the right place.

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Paulo Coelho

We can sell our time, but we can't buy it back.

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Paulo Coelho

If you never take a risk, you will never know what changes you need to make.

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Paulo Coelho

Don't think about what you've left behind... everything is written in the Soul of the World, and there it will stay forever.

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Paulo Coelho

Every human being should know two languages: the language of society and the language of signs. One serves to communicate with other people, the other serves to understand God's messages.

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Every human being has the right to search for happiness, and by 'happiness' is meant something that makes other people feel content.

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Paulo Coelho

All statutes to the contrary are revoked.

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Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world. This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task.

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One can abandon one's personal legend for a time, as long as one does not forget about it entirely and returns to it as soon as possible.

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We are all different, and should do what we can do te remain so.

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Each human being was given two qualities: power and the gift. Power directs us towards our destiny; the gift obliges us to share with others what is best in us.

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Every man hath the right to doubt his task, and to forsake it from time to time; but what he must not do is forget it. Whoever doubteth not himself is unworthy -for in his unquestioning belief in his ability,...

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His [Elijah] heart was beginning to give signs of alarm; he was enjoying being at this woman's side. Love could be a more frightening experience than standing before Ahab's soldier with an arrow aimed...

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Paulo Coelho

... but the greatest wisdom is blinded by the glare of vanity.

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Paulo Coelho

Fear reaches only to the point where the unavoidable begins; from there on, it loses its meaning. And all we have left is the hope that we are making the right decision.

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Paulo Coelho

The old shepherd was right: The only solution was to forget a part of uncertainty and create a new history for oneself.

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Paulo Coelho

That is a question we cannot answer before, or even during, the trials. Only when we have overcome them do we understand why they were there.

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Paulo Coelho

The best way to know and destroy an enemy is to pretend to become his friend.

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Courage is fear that prays.

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The brave are always stubborn

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Suffering has no strength to wound a weary body.

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We must play music quietly, talk quietly, weep in private, because I am the all-powerful Zahir, who lays down the rules and determines the distance between railway tracks, the meaning of success, the best...

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Paulo Coelho

Never make a fuss-it might attract the attention of an enemy tribe.

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If u behave differently, u will be expelled from the tribe because u can infect others and destroy something that was extremely difficult to organize in the first place.

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When we marry, we are authorized to take possession of the other person, body and soul.

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There are moments in life when we need to trust blindly in intuition

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Paulo Coelho

What other people think is more important than what we feel.

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Paulo Coelho

We must eat three meals a day, even if we're not hungry, and when we fail to fit the current ideal of beauty we must fast, even if we're starving.

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We must dress according to the dictates of fashion, make love whether we feel like it or not, kill in the name of our country, wish time away so that retirement comes more quickly, elect politicians, complain...

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Our children must follow in our footsteps; after all, we are older and know about the world.

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We must never make our parents sad, even if this means giving up everything that makes us happy..

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We must study things we will never use, but which someone told us were important to know.

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Paulo Coelho

People who are different are dangerous; they belong to another tribe; they want our lands and our women.

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We must marry, have children, reproduce the species.

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Paulo Coelho

Love is only a small thing, enough for one person, and any suggestion that the heart might be larger than this is considered perverse.

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We must do jobs we detest because we are part of an organized society, and if everyone did what they wanted to do, the world would come to a standstill.

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We must be amusing at all times and sneer at those who express their real feelings; it's dangerous for a tribe to allow its members to show their feelings.

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Paulo Coelho

Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.

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Paulo Coelho

We must buy jewelry; it identifies us with our tribe, just as body piercing identifies those of a different tribe.

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Paulo Coelho

Often, during combat, the warrior of light receives blows that he was not expecting. And he realizes that, during a war, his enemy is bound to win some of the battles. When this happens, the warrior of...

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Paulo Coelho

When we renounce our dreams, we find peace and enjoy a brief period of tranquillity, but the dead dreams begin to rot inside us and to infect the whole atmosphere in which we live. What we hoped to avoid...

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Paulo Coelho

In his or her life, each person can take one of two attitudes: to build or to plant. Builders may take years over their tasks, but one day they will finish what they are doing. Then they will stop, hemmed...

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Paulo Coelho

Open your heart and listen to what it is telling you. Follow your dreams, because only a man who is unashamed of himself can manifest the glory of God.

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Paulo Coelho

For the warrior of light there are no ends, only means. Life carries him from unknown to unknown. Each moment is filled with this thrilling mystery: the warrior does not know where he came from or where...

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Paulo Coelho

The Warrior knows about the "waterfall effect".

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Then the Warrior of the Light thanks his traveling companions, takes a deep breath and continues on, laden with memories of an unforgettable journey.

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Paulo Coelho

A Warrior knows that everything a person does has enduring consequences.

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We make a lot of detours, but we're always heading for the same destination

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And he never judges someone else's suffering.

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Paulo Coelho

If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man.

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So the Warrior fights the Good Fight and he helps others, even though he does not quite understand why.

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The Warrior of the Light concentrates on the small miracles of daily life.

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He knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words.

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A Warrior also knows that the fool who gives advice about someone else's garden is not tending his own plants.

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No one is entirely good or evil; that is what the Warrior thinks when he has a new opponent.

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A Warrior knows that a great dream is made up of many different things, just as the light from the sun is the sum of its millions of rays.

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When he is forced to perform the same task several times, the Warrior uses this tactic and transforms work into prayer.

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Paulo Coelho

He uses common sense to judge not the intentions of an action but its consequences.

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The Warrior knows the value of persistence and of courage.

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A Warrior knows when a battle is worth fighting.

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He too knows how to lose.

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The Warrior of the light knows that when somebody wants something, the whole Universe conspires in their favor.

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When the Warrior takes on a commitment, he keeps his word.

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When he wins the battle, the Warrior celebrates.

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Paulo Coelho

A Warrior of the Light shares with others what he knows of the path.

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He has learned that God uses solitude to teach us how to live with other people.

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Paulo Coelho

He gives before he is asked.

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The Warrior tries to enjoy the small everyday things of life.

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With confidence, he open the door of life presented to him.

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He is as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove.

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A Warrior of the Light does not accept gifts from his enemy.

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Often, warriors find their lives meaningless.

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He is now walking from his dream.

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Paulo Coelho

Like the fighter, the Warrior is aware of his own immense strength; he never fights with anyone who does not deserve the honor of combat.

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Paulo Coelho

He remembers the five rules of combat set down by Chuan Tzu - faith, companions, time, space and strategy.

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Each Warrior of the Light contains within him the spark of God.

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Sometimes the Warrior feels as if he were living two lives at once.

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He is also wary of people who think they know the path.

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Paulo Coelho

A Warrior trusts other people because, first and foremost, he trusts himself.

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He views life with tenderness and determination.

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A Warrior of the Light cannot always choose his battlefield.

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The Warrior is terrified when making important decisions.

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He accepts his Personal Legend completely.

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A Warrior never accepts what is unacceptable.

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The Warrior of the Light never forgets the old saying: The good little goat doesn't bleat.

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A Warrior is always vigilant.

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He does not keep company with those who wish to harm him.

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Paulo Coelho

At the beginning of his struggle, the Warrior says: "I have dreams."

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He never falls into the trap of the word "freedom".

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Paulo Coelho

Yesterday's pain is the Warrior of the Light's strength.

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Paulo Coelho

A responsible Warrior is one who has proved able to observe and to learn.

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The warrior is always trying to improve.

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He knows that there are occasional pauses in the struggle.

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Sometimes Evil pursues the Warrior of the Light, and when it does, he calmly invites it into his tent.

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He unwittingly takes a false step and plunges into the abyss.

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To engage in any activity, the warrior needs to know what to expect, how to achieve the objective and whether or not he is capable of carrying out the proposed task.

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Paulo Coelho

The Warrior of the Light pays attention to small things because they can severely hamper him.

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He though does not always have faith.

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But he knows that no man is an island.

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In the intervals between battles, the Warrior rests.

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The Warrior of the Light knows that everyone is afraid of everyone else.

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For the Warrior, there is no such thing as an impossible love.

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He has learned that it is best to follow the light.

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He sometimes behaves like water, flowing around the obstacles he encounters.

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For the Warrior of the Light, there are no abstractions.

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He has the qualities of a rock.

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He however knows when the enemy is stronger.

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He is never cowardly.

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A Warrior is never in a hurry.

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He needs both patience and speed.

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A Warrior often loses heart.

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But he keeps his heart free of any feelings of hatred.

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Paulo Coelho

The Warrior remembers the past.

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He also knows the importance of intuition.

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Paulo Coelho

The warrior of the Light sits around a fire with his companions.

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He carefully studies the position that he intends to conquer.

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He knows his own faults, but also knows his qualities.

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The Warrior listens to the words of certain thinkers.

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He does not however postpone making decisions.

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A Warrior knows that his best teachers are the people whom he shares the battlefield.

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He too shares his world with the people he loves.

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He knows that he must act, but he must allow room for the Universe to act too.

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He is also a victim of some injustice; he usually tries to be alone, in order to show his pain to others.

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He knows that it is impossible to live in a state of complete relaxation.

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He manages to balance Rigor and Mercy.

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He also chooses his enemies.

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The universe is going to help the Warrior.

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All the world's roads lead to the heart of the Warrior.

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Paulo Coelho

A warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone; he makes use of his opponent's energy, too.

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The Warrior sometimes fights with those he loves.

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He believes that "To persevere is favorable."

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He also knows that certain moments repeat themselves.

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Warriors always have a certain gleam in their eyes.

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The Warrior does not worry that, to others, his behavior might seem quite mad.

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Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.

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That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.

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Carry in your memory, for the rest of your life, the good things that came out of those difficulties. They will serve as a proof of your abilities and will give you confidence when you are faced by other...

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Sometimes we have only ten minutes to be with the love of our life and thousands of hours to spend thinking about them.

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Loneliness is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.

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Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.

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Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons.

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Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.

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She said she was neither happy nor unhappy, and that was why she couldn't go on. Each person knows the extent of their own suffering, or the total absence of meaning in their lives.

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It is not enough to dream of the Impossible Love - it is necessary to conquer it too.

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The warrior of light only risks his heart for something worthwhile.

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Feelings should always be allowed to be free. You should not judge a future love by past suffering.

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Love does not ask many questions, because with thinking comes fear. This might be the fear of being scorned, of being rejected, or of breaking the spell. However ridiculous this may seem, that is how it...

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Love is a complicated path, and that path can lead us up to heaven or hurl us down into hell.

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He who loves has conquered the world and has no fear of losing anything. True love is an act of total surrender.

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Paulo Coelho

The end of one stage is only the beginning of another. Any dangers overcome are the necessary preparation to do better in the next stage.

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Paulo Coelho

Finding something important in life does not mean that you must give up everything else.

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When we postpone the harvest, the fruit rots, but when we postpone our problems, they keep on growing.

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A warrior accepts defeat. He does not treat it as a matter of indifference, nor does he attempt to transform it into a victory. The pain of defeat is bitter to him; he suffers at indifference and becomes...

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Tragedies do happen. We can discover the reason, blame others, imagine how different our lives would be had they not occurred. But none of that is important: they did occur, and so be it. From there onward...

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Blessed are those who are not afraid to admit that they don't know something

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History will only change when we are able to use the energy of love, just as we use the energy of the wind, the seas, the atom.

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There are two kinds of world: the one we dream about and the real one.

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We all harbour a great sadness in our soul

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Do you know what gives a woman most pleasure within marriage? 'Sex'? ..No, making food. Watching her man eat

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Our human condition makes us tend to share only the best of ourselves, because we are always searching for love and approval

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I recalled how much time i had spent fighting for something i didn't even want. maybe because i had been too lazy to think of other avenues to follow. maybe because i had been afraid of what others would...

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A person who goes in search of God is wasting his time. he can walk a thousand roads and join many religions and sects- but he'll never find God that way. God is here, right now, at our side. In order...

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Paulo Coelho

The magic moment is the moment when a 'yes' or a 'no' can change our whole existence.

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When we are high up, everything looks very small. Our glories and our sadnesses cease to be important. We have left whatever we won or lost down below. From the top of a mountain you can see how large...

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Warriors of light frequently ask themselves what they are doing here. Very often they believe their lives have no meaning. That is why they are warriors of light. Because they make mistakes. Because they...

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When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.

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God, in his infinite wisdom, hid Hell in he middle of Paradise, to keep us on our toes.

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No one knows what is going to happen in the next few minutes, and yet people still go forward, because they have trust, because they have faith.

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A warrior accepts defeat. He does not treat it as a matter of indifference nor does he try to make a victory of it.

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People always arrive promptly at the places where they are expected.

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Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.

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I believe that I am guided by chance encounters. I believe in the miracle of chance encounters.

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In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey.

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All suffering goes just as it came. So it is with the glories and tragedies of the world.

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You must find your treasure in order to make sense of everything you discovered on the path.

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Never cease doubting. When the doubts stop it is because you have stopped journeying.

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We need to clear our minds of bad thoughts.

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There is no such thing as a strange world, only a new world.

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The search for something can prove as interesting as finding it.

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The warrior knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words. Yes. Love. God. They are words that are easy enough to say and which fill vast empty spaces.

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Paulo Coelho

The only way to save our dreams is by being generous with ourselves.

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Paulo Coelho

Feelings form part of a world in which time, space and frontiers do not exist.

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Paulo Coelho

The best way to serve God is by going in search of your own dreams. Only the happy can spread happiness.

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Paulo Coelho

How does light enter a person? Through the open door of love.

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Paulo Coelho

You will not find the treasure of your Personal Legend unless you want to live that Legend.

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Paulo Coelho

Eat when it is time to eat. And walk when it is time to walk.

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Paulo Coelho

Anyone who has known happiness will never again be able humbly to accept sadness.

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Paulo Coelho

Death does not allow us to postpone all the things we can experience now.

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Paulo Coelho

No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help.

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Paulo Coelho

We are neither worse nor better than those who eye us critically.

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Paulo Coelho

Everyone has their own way of learning.

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Paulo Coelho

It is important never to relax, however far you have come.

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Paulo Coelho

The devil is in the detail.

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Paulo Coelho

You can only learn when you teach.

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Paulo Coelho

Time does not always pass at the same speed. We are the ones who determine that speed.

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Paulo Coelho

Making mistakes is a way of taking action.

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Paulo Coelho

The only thing tragedy gives us is the opportunity to rebuild our life.

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Paulo Coelho

It is necessary to be humble in order to learn.

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Paulo Coelho

To teach is to show what is possible; to learn is to make yourself possible.

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Paulo Coelho

We learn to fight and to grow strong by fighting.

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Paulo Coelho

The darkest hour was just before dawn.

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Paulo Coelho

All battles have some use, including those in which we were defeated.

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Paulo Coelho

Faith parries all blows. Faith transforms poison into crystalline water.

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Paulo Coelho

Few take up the burden of their own victory; most give up their dreams when these become impossible.

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Paulo Coelho

I opened the window and my heart. The sun flooded my house and Love flooded my soul.

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Paulo Coelho

The first indication that we are killing our dreams is lack of time.

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Paulo Coelho

The three classic ways in which the Devil tempts us are with a threat, a promise or a seduction.

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Paulo Coelho

Stop being who you were and become who you are.

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Paulo Coelho

Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend.

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Paulo Coelho

Our selfishness will condemn us to the worst suffering that we ourselves have invented - loneliness.

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Paulo Coelho

Fine words lack all meaning when we are confronted by real suffering.

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Paulo Coelho

A faithless fan can make a team lose a game they have won.

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Paulo Coelho

A warrior of light knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.

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Paulo Coelho

Anyone who loves needs to know both how to lose himself and how to find himself.

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Paulo Coelho

Everything is allowed, except interrupting a manifestation of love.

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Paulo Coelho

The light of love drives away the darkness of guilt.

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Paulo Coelho

God is love, generosity and forgiveness; if we believe in this, we will never allow our weaknesses to paralyse us.

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Paulo Coelho

The warrior of light listens to what his opponent has to say. He only fights if absolutely necessary.

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Paulo Coelho

God judges a tree by its fruits and not by its roots.

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Paulo Coelho

A threat need not provoke a response if it is not taken up.

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Paulo Coelho

The search for happiness is purely personal and not a model we can give to others.

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Paulo Coelho

True love does not consist in trying to correct others, but in feeling joy that things are better than we expected.

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Paulo Coelho

Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.

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Paulo Coelho

Everything new troubles us. Life catches us unawares and obliges us to journey towards the unknown, even when we do not want to, even when we do not need to.

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Paulo Coelho

Each person is different and each one will reach God by his or her own path.

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Paulo Coelho

We are all masters of our own destinies.

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Paulo Coelho

To attain his dream, the warrior of light needs a strong will and an enormous capacity for acceptance.

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Paulo Coelho

Each moment spent searching is also a moment spent finding.

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Paulo Coelho

Any man who, having planted a vineyard, has not yet reaped the benefits should do so at once, so that he does not die in the struggle and leave it for another to enjoy.

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Paulo Coelho

The Road to Santiago is the road of ordinary people.

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Paulo Coelho

All the world needs are examples of people capable of living out their dreams and fighting for their ideas.

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Paulo Coelho

Don't expect your genius to be discovered; do what you must do because it gives you joy. Don't expect your love to be accepted. Love because it justifies your life.

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Paulo Coelho

Emotions are wild horses.

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Paulo Coelho

The great virtue of those who seek the spiritual path is courage.

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Paulo Coelho

The warrior of light plunges unhesitatingly into the river of passions always flowing through his life.

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Paulo Coelho

Enthusiasm is the force that leads us to the final victory.

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Paulo Coelho

Anything a man does can bring him closer to the Supreme Wisdom, as long as he works with Love in his heart.

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Paulo Coelho

The pain barrier was not a barrier for her; she could go beyond it.

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Paulo Coelho

In reality things reveal nothing to us. It is people who, by looking into at things, discover a way of penetrating the Soul of the World.

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Paulo Coelho

Love cannot exist in peace, it will always come accompanied by agonies, ecstasies, intense joys and profound sadnesses.

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Paulo Coelho

The warrior of Light perseveres in his desire, but knows he must wait for the best moment.

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Paulo Coelho

The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

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Paulo Coelho

Before there was a proper understanding and a sense of God's presence, the idea that everything would one day end was utterly desolating.

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Paulo Coelho

When we have great treasures before us, we can never see them.

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Paulo Coelho

The search can be as interesting as the fear you feel, as long as you overcome that fear.

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Paulo Coelho

A warrior of light needs both patience and speed. He treats each situation as if it were unique.

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Paulo Coelho

There is a huge difference between danger and fear.

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Paulo Coelho

Passion. It can be used to describe the beauty of an earth-shaking meeting between two people, but it isn't just that. It's there in the excitement of the unexpected, in the desire to do something with...

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Paulo Coelho

If you pay close attention to each day, you will discover the magic moment.

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Paulo Coelho

It is necessary to run risks, to follow certain paths and to abandon others. No one can make a choice without feeling fear.

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Paulo Coelho

If only we could be enlightened enough to be able to listen in the silence.

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Paulo Coelho

If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be this: don't be intimidated by other peoples' opinions.

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Paulo Coelho

Follow your dreams, transform your life.

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Paulo Coelho

When someone wants something then they should be aware that they are taking a risk. But this is precisely what makes life interesting.

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Paulo Coelho

He celebrates yesterday's victory in order to gain more strength for tomorrow's battle.

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Paulo Coelho

In all the languages in the world, there is the same proverb: "What the eyes don't see, the heart doesn't grieve over." Well, I say that there isn't an ounce of truth in it. The further off they are, the...

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Paulo Coelho

There is always a right moment to stop something.

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Paulo Coelho

Man needs to choose, not just accept, his destiny.

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Paulo Coelho

There is a language that is beyond words. If I can learn to decipher that language without words, I will be able to decipher the world.

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Paulo Coelho

The cup of suffering is not the same size for everyone.

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Paulo Coelho

Duty never stopped anyone from following their dreams.

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Paulo Coelho

Do not struggle against your thoughts; they are stronger than you are. If you want to be free of them, accept them.

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Paulo Coelho

We lose many things simply out of our fear of losing them.

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Paulo Coelho

The more you understand yourself, the more you will understand the world.

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Paulo Coelho

We are responsible for the Universe because we are the Universe.

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Paulo Coelho

The third indication that our dreams are dead is peace.

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Paulo Coelho

Love gives us the strength to perform impossible tasks.

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Paulo Coelho

Don't try to be brave when it is enough to be intelligent.

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Paulo Coelho

An enemy always represents a weakness. This might be fear of physical pain, but it could also be a premature sense of victory or the desire to abandon the fight because it is no longer worthwhile.

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Paulo Coelho

Attacking or fleeing are part of the struggle; being paralysed by fear is not.

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Paulo Coelho

The Gift belongs to whoever chooses to accept it. It is enough to believe and not to be afraid to make a few mistakes.

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Paulo Coelho

When someone wants something, they must know why they are fighting. This is the only reason to seek a reward.

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Paulo Coelho

We are all capable of achieving whatever we want and need.

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Paulo Coelho

The great blessing of life is the existence of tomorrows - and having dreams to realize.

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Paulo Coelho

When there is no turning back, then we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward.

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Paulo Coelho

Judging yourself to be full of virtue paralyses. Judging yourself to be full of guilt also paralyses.

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Paulo Coelho

Courage. By beginning the journey with that word and continuing with faith in God, you will arrive wherever you need to arrive.

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Paulo Coelho

The warrior of light knows that everything around him - his victories, his defeats, his enthusiasm and his despondency - form part of his Good Fight.

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Paulo Coelho

Those who never take risks can only see other people's failures.

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Paulo Coelho

The Lord only demands of us what is within our capabilities.

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Paulo Coelho

Every human being has inside them something more important than him or herself - his or her Gift.

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Paulo Coelho

Sometimes it is impossible to stop the river of life.

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Paulo Coelho

Choosing one path means abandoning others - if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none.

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Paulo Coelho

Sometimes the warrior feels as if he were living two lives at once. 'There is a bridge that links what I do with what I would like to do,' he thinks. Slowly, his dreams take over his everyday life, and...

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Paulo Coelho

Certain things are so important that they need to be discovered alone.

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Paulo Coelho

By changing the way you do routine things you allow a new man to grow inside you.

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Paulo Coelho

Wagers and pacts are made with angels - or with devils.

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Paulo Coelho

Faith is difficult to conquer and requires daily battles if it is to be maintained.

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Paulo Coelho

The glory of the world is transitory, and we should not measure our lives by it, but by the choice we make to follow our personal legend, to believe in our utopias and to fight for our dreams.

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Paulo Coelho

The search for happiness is more important than the need for pain.

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Paulo Coelho

We are responsible for everything that happens in this world. We are warriors of light, and with the strength of our love and of our will we can change our destiny and that of many other people.

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Paulo Coelho

It is not difficult to rebuild a life. All we need is to be aware that we have the same strength we had before, and to use it in our favor.

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Paulo Coelho

There's a lot of me in it. But the character is more egotistical. I'm also egotistical, but not the way the character is. This guy is successful, he has everything, but his wife has left him. The most...

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Paulo Coelho

We still did not answer the questions that are important to us

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Paulo Coelho

You start living for the obsession alone ... You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you're enjoying the road or not.

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Paulo Coelho

The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.

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Paulo Coelho

A man has to choose. This is where lies his strength: in the power of his decisions. If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path.

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Paulo Coelho

A warrior of light always commits himself. He is enslaved to his dream but he is free in his steps.

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Paulo Coelho

It's in the present that lies the secret: if you pay attention to the present you will be able to enhance it.

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Paulo Coelho

Face your path with courage, don't be scared of people's criticism. And, above all, don't let yourself get paralyzed by your own criticism.

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Paulo Coelho

We need to forget what we think we are, so that we can really become what we are.

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Paulo Coelho

When you find your way you cannot be scared. You need to be brave enough to take wrong steps. The deceptions, failures, lack of enthusiasm, are tools that God places in our way to reveal the path.

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Paulo Coelho

Since the dawn of time man understands that suffering, faced with no fear, is his passport to freedom.

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Paulo Coelho

It's natural to be afraid of replacing everything you already gained by a dream.

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Paulo Coelho

Never abandon your dreams. Follow the signs.

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Paulo Coelho

People make a lot of effort not to remember, not to accept their immense magical potential.

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Paulo Coelho

No one is alone during tribulations - there's always someone else thinking, rejoicing or suffering in the same way. This thought gives us strength to face the challenge that lies in front of us.

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Paulo Coelho

The journey towards the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don't fool yourself: the moment will come where what seemed to be close to you is in fact still very far away.

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Paulo Coelho

We can let the energy of love flow instead of placing it in a jar and leaving it aside.

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Paulo Coelho

Walk firmly and with joy, without being afraid of stumbling. All your movements are being watched by your allies that will help you when necessary.

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Paulo Coelho

Know how to get close to it: mountains are often seen from far off - beautiful, interesting, full of challenges. But what happens when we try to draw closer? Roads run all around them, flowers grow between...

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Paulo Coelho

Learn from someone who has already been up there: no matter how unique you feel, there is always someone who has had the same dream before you and ended up leaving marks that can make your journey easier;...

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Paulo Coelho

Everything in your life can change except ONE: your passion

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Paulo Coelho

When seen up close, dangers are controllable: when you begin to climb the mountain of your dreams, pay attention to the surroundings. There are cliffs, of course. There are almost imperceptible cracks...

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Paulo Coelho

The landscape changes, so enjoy it: of course, you have to have an objective in mind - to reach the top. But as you are going up, more things can be seen, and it's no bother to stop now and again and enjoy...

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Paulo Coelho

Respect your body: you can only climb a mountain if you give your body the attention it deserves. You have all the time that life grants you, as long as you walk without demanding what can't be granted....

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Paulo Coelho

Respect your soul: don't keep repeating "I'm going to make it". Your soul already knows that, what it needs is to use the long journey to be able to grow, stretch along the horizon, touch the sky. An obsession...

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Paulo Coelho

Be happy when you reach the top: cry, clap your hands, shout to the four winds that you did it, let the wind - the wind is always blowing up there - purify your mind, refresh your tired and sweaty feet,...

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Paulo Coelho

Make a promise: now that you have discovered a force that you were not even aware of, tell yourself that from now on you will use this force for the rest of your days. Preferably, also promise to discover...

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Paulo Coelho

Tell your story: yes, tell your story! Give your example. Tell everyone that it's possible, and other people will then have the courage to face their own mountains.

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Paulo Coelho

We hereby declare the end to the wall dividing the sacred from the profane: from now on, all is sacred.

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Paulo Coelho

Choose the mountain you want to climb: don't pay attention to what other people say, such as "that one's more beautiful" or "this one's easier". You'll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm to reach...

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Paulo Coelho

Each human being has been granted a virtue: the capacity to choose. For he who does not use this virtue, it becomes a curse - and others will always choose for him.

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Paulo Coelho

Each human being has the right to two blessings, which are: the blessing to do right, and the blessing to err. In the latter case, there is always a path of learning leading to the right way.

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Paulo Coelho

Each human being has his own sexual profile, and should exercise it without guilt - provided he does not oblige others to exercise it with him.

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Paulo Coelho

Each human being has the right to seek out joy, joy being understood as something which makes one content - not necessarily that which makes others content.

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Paulo Coelho

The only faults considered grave are the following: not respecting the rights of one's neighbor, letting oneself be paralyzed by fear, feeling guilty, thinking one does not deserve the good and bad which...

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Paulo Coelho

We shall choose our adversaries, not the other way around.

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Paulo Coelho

All religions lead to the same God, and all deserve the same respect.

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Paulo Coelho

All men are different. And should do everything possible to continue to be so.

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Paulo Coelho

We learn what we need, Not what we'd want to

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Paulo Coelho

In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.

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Paulo Coelho

Love is looking at the same mountains from different angles.

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Paulo Coelho

When we love, it is not necessary to understand what is happening outside, because everything happens inside us instead.

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Paulo Coelho

For the Warrior of Light there is no such thing as an impossible love. He is not intimidated by silence, indifference or rejection. He knows that, behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a...

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Paulo Coelho

Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings calamity.

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Paulo Coelho

The moment we set off in search of love, it sets off in search of us. And saves us.

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Paulo Coelho

Sometimes an unimportant incident is capable of turning everything beautiful into a moment of anxiety. We insist on seeing the mote in the eye and forget about the mountains, the fields and the olive groves.

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Paulo Coelho

A Warrior of Light needs love. Love and affection are part of his nature. He makes use of solitude, but is not used by it.

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Paulo Coelho

Before commencing battle, the Warrior of Light opens his heart and asks God to inspire him.

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Paulo Coelho

The person who does not make a choice dies in the eyes of the Lord, even though he continues to breathe and to walk about the streets. For a man has to choose, therein lies his strength: in the power of...

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Paulo Coelho

If you go around promising what you do not yet have, you will lose the will to achieve it.

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Paulo Coelho

A warrior never gives in to fear when he is searching for what he needs. Without love, he is nothing.

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Paulo Coelho

The only way to make the right decision is to find out which is the wrong decision, to examine that other path without fear, and only then decide.

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Paulo Coelho

Body and soul need new challenges.

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Paulo Coelho

The closer you get to your dream, the more your personal legend becomes your real reason for living.

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Paulo Coelho

In order to arrive you must follow the signs. God inscribed on the world the path that each man must follow. It is just a matter of reading the inscription He wrote for you.

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Paulo Coelho

Love will never separate a man from his personal legend.

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Paulo Coelho

We cannot all see the dreams in the same way.

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Paulo Coelho

Emotions are wild horses. It is not explanations that carry us forward, but our will to go on.

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Paulo Coelho

I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.

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Paulo Coelho

Nothing lasts forever ... pain and troubles included.

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Paulo Coelho

The act of discovering who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think.

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Paulo Coelho

When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.

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Paulo Coelho

God hides the fires of hell within paradise.

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Paulo Coelho

I made some mistakes, but I wasn’t a coward. I lived my life and did what I had to do.

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Paulo Coelho

The enemy is only a pretext to test our strength

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And to know how to demand - with all one's might - what one wants

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Paulo Coelho

Everyday God gives us the sun, and also the moment in wich have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Our magic moment helps us to change and send us off in search of our dreams.

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Paulo Coelho

No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.

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Be proud of your scars. They remind you that you have the will to live.

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Paulo Coelho

If everyone there just lived their lives and let others do the same, God would be in every moment, in every grain of mustard, in the fragment of cloud that is there and then gone the following moment....

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Paulo Coelho

There are moments when people are incapable of understanding happiness.

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Paulo Coelho

The biggest mistake of the man is that he thinks he doesn't deserve the good and the bad things from his life.

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Paulo Coelho

Seize every opportunity that life offers you because, when opportunities go, they take a long time to come back.

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Paulo Coelho

When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.

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Paulo Coelho

It’s not always enough to be forgiven by someone, in most cases we have to forgive ourselves first.

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Paulo Coelho

The language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.

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Paulo Coelho

Saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue

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Paulo Coelho

Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive . and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us.

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Paulo Coelho

The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances.

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Paulo Coelho

Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World.

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Paulo Coelho

The major religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, they deny somehow that God has a feminine face. However, if you go to the holy texts, you see there is this feminine presence.

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Past and future exist only in our memory. The present moment, though, is outside of time, it's Eternity.

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Paulo Coelho

Only a fool makes threats, and only another fool feels threatened.

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Love is beyond time or rather love is both time and space but all focused on one single constantly evolving point-the Aleph.

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Leave your comfortable life and go in search of your kingdom.

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Paulo Coelho

You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.

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Paulo Coelho

All love stories are the same.

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Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous...

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The alchemists spent years in their laboratories, observing the fire that purified the metals. They spent so much time close to the fire that gradually they gave up the vanities of the world. They discovered...

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Today I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days.

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The great problem with poisoning by Bitterness was that the passions — hatred, love, despair, enthusiasm, curiosity — also ceased to manifest themselves. After a while, the embittered person felt no...

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A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better.

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Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. It will be difficult at first, but you'll gradually get used to it.

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It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you succeed, you start to realize that you’re capable of far more than you imagined. You live in this vast body called the Universe, which...

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Paulo Coelho

Whenever I refused to follow my fate, something very hard to bear would happen in my life.

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Hell is when we look back during that fraction of a second and know that we wasted an opportunity to dignify the miracle of life. Paradise is being able to say at that moment: “I made some mistakes,...

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Paulo Coelho

I don’t believe in God as you imagine Him to be, but I believe in many things that you could never even dream of.

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Paulo Coelho

Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.

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Paulo Coelho

One never knows what life may have in store for us, and it's always good to know where the emergency exit is.

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Paulo Coelho

Love was undoubtedly one of the things capable of changing a person's whole life from one moment to the next. But there's the other side of the coin, the second thing that could make a human being take...

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If we are desperate, though , if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.

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Paulo Coelho

Instead of using your thoughts, become your thoughts

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And so I am this pilgrim - if I can somehow answer your question - who's constantly amazed by this journey. Who is learning a new thing every single day. But who's not accumulating knowledge, because then...

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No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tommorow, when the Sun rises, all you will have to say to yourself is: I am going to think of this day as the first day of my life.

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A wise person is full of questions. A dull person is full of answers.

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Live fully, love deeply, let go with no bitterness.

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Paulo Coelho

And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.

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God has a prepared path for us to follow. We just have to read the omens he has left for us.

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This was the kiss I had waited for so long - a kiss born by the river of our childhood, when we didn't yet know what love meant. A kiss that had been suspended in the air as we grew, that had traveled...

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If you live your life fully, you will die only once. But if you are scared, fear will kill you day after day

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Paulo Coelho

The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. That's why we go to movies and say, "Oh, the book is better.

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If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.

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Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over & over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

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The soul of the world is nourished by people's Happiness.

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Negative desires can cause no evil if you do not allow yourself to be seduced by them.

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We have been moving along at such a fast pace that we no longer know what we are doing. Now we have to wait until our soul catches up with us.

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So long as you do no harm to another, change your opinion once in a while. Contradict yourself without being embarrassed. This is your right. It doesn't matter what others think -because that's what they...

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Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.

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If you accept such love with purity and humility, you will understand that Love is neither giving nor receiving -it is participating.

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So we contemplate each other, and we want each other, and I give it life and warmth, and it gives me my reason for living.

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no project is completed until its objective has been achieved.

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Each day for me is a musical note that I use to compose the symphony of my life.

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If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination.

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Her heart had already been broken many times over, and yet she still believed she was destined to meet the man of her life.

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Everyday was another day spent waiting. Every night was another night when she might meet someone who would recognize her true worth.

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Men take the oddest satisfaction in feeling superior without knowing that most of the time they are being utterly predictable.

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If you want to be faithful to someone, start by being faithful to yourself.

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Paulo Coelho

Don't ask permission to be happy. Don't beg for forgiveness. Just do it.

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Start doing what you want to do, and everything else will be revealed to you.

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Give yourself freedom to try out new things Don't be so set in your ways that you can't grow.

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No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the...

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Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible ...

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Comparing is impoverishing your own experience

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Lord, bless our week. Help us to take all the necessary risks to become the person we always wanted to be.

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May we understand that joy is not a sin, sacrifice is not a virtue.

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You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit.

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We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world.

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To each of man's ages the Lord gives its own anxieties.

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Perhaps love makes us grow old before our time and makes us young again when youth has passed.

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Courage is the first spiritual quality that you need to have.

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When in doubt, just take the next small step

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I start to think that I'm losing the love I have without having yet won the love I hope to win.

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There is only one sin - lack of love. Be brave, be capable of loving, even if love seems a terrible and treacherous thing. Find joy in love. Find joy in victory. Follow the dictates of your heart.

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Listen to your heart. It knows everything.

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The most powerful hallucinogen in this planet is called Love. Highly Addictive! You will see and hear things that don't exist!

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If you don't fear, the Unknown will be KIND to you

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If you think small, your world will be small. If you think big, your world will be big.

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We all, at some point, grow old and acquire other qualities, and these can always be turned to good advantage.

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When we first begin fighting for our dreams, we have no experience and make many mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and get up eight times.

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it is only courage on the path itself that makes the path appear

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Everything will happen as was written by the Lord," replied the prophet. "There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we cannot avoid them. But they are there for some reason." "What reason?"...

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Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public

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Tough times test your valor, persistence and ability to make decisions. They force you to fight for your dreams.

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We are what we believe ourselves to be

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Insanity is in the eyes of the beholder. So I will continue to live my personal folly.

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I receive your love and I give you mine. Not the love of a man for a woman, not the love of a father for a child, not the love of God for his creatures. But a love with no name and no explanation like...

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I knew it,’ she says. ‘I knew I had met you before. I knew it the first time I saw your photograph. It’s as if we had to meet again at some point in this life. I talked to my friends about it, but...

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I gaze lovingly at "Hilal" a love that is reflected through time or what we imagine to be time, as in a mirror. She was never mine and never will be; that is how it is. We are both creators and creatures,...

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Travelling to past lives is like making a hole in the floor and letting the flames of the fire in the apartment below scorch and burn the present

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Paulo Coelho

The best way to weaken one's enemy was to get him to believe that you were on his side.

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They were so ignorant, so naive, so resigned to their lot. They refused to believe anything that didn't fit in with what they were used to believing.

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Time does not pass, it merely changes.

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When I had my sheep, I was happy, and I made those around me happy. People saw me coming and welcomed me, he thought. But now I'm sad and alone. I'm going to become bitter and distrustful of people because...

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One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

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Paulo Coelho

We all live in our own world. But if you look up at the starry sky - you'll see that all the different worlds up there combine to form constellations, solar systems, galaxies.

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Because there is a force that wants you to realize your Personal Legend; it whets your appetite with a taste of success

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There is only one way to learn. It's through action.

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Paulo Coelho

No one can manipulate anyone else. In any relationship, both parties know what they're doing. even if one complains later on that they were used.

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Paulo Coelho

If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.

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I have inside me the winds, the deserts, the oceans, the stars, and everything created in the universe. We were all made by the same hand, and we have the same soul.

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That's how love got lost ... when we started laying down rules for when love should or shouldn't appear.

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As I don't know about tomorrow, I never save the best for later.

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I #‎ forgive not because I became a saint, but because I'm tired of hating.

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She Knows three things: (a) that men are less treacherous than women; (b) that they never notice what a woman is wearing because they're always mentally undressing her, (c) that as long as you've got breasts,thighs,buttocks...

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Paulo Coelho

Use fear as an engine, not as a brake.

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Paulo Coelho

Start using your wings; they need some exercise.

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We are all pilgrims in search of the unknown.

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If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

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Hurry up: your dreams are waiting for you, but they will not wait forever

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Dream and love are just words - until you decide to experience them

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Don't be someone that searches, finds and then runs away.

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Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.

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After weeks on the road, listening to a language you don’t understand, using a currency whose value you don’t comprehend, walking down streets you’ve never walked down before, you discover that your...

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Paulo Coelho

Love doesn't need to be understood, it needs to be demonstrated

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In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the pricesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.

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The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.

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The mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. We look around at all those who have failed to get what they want and feel that we do not deserve to get what...

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Paulo Coelho

Dreams cannot be tamed. Dreamers cannot be ruled.

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Paulo Coelho

What counts in a good story is the person inside. Keep it simple.

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Paulo Coelho

Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy Skies...

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Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents.

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Paulo Coelho

Follow your dreams, transform your life, take the path that leads to God. Perform your miracles. Cure. Make prophecies. Listen to your guardian angel. Transform yourself. Be a warrior, and be happy as...

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Paulo Coelho

When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true.

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Paulo Coelho

Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.

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Paulo Coelho

You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important.

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Paulo Coelho

There are neither winners nor losers; there are only stages that must be gone through. When the human heart understands this, it is free and able to accept difficult times without being deceived by moments...

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Paulo Coelho

Life is a journey. How we travel is really up to us. We can just flow with the tide or follow our own dreams.

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Paulo Coelho

Coincidence is the language of the stars, for something to happen, so many forces have to be put into action.

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Paulo Coelho

Don't say maybe if you want to say no.

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Paulo Coelho

As so often in life, things are not always what it seems.

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Paulo Coelho

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you succeed, you start to realize that you're capable of far more than you imagined.

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Paulo Coelho

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. Getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.

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Paulo Coelho

Do you know what I've learned? That although ecstasy is the ability to stand outside yourself, dance is a way of rising up into space, of discovering new dimensions while still remaining in touch with...

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Paulo Coelho

When you dance, do you feel desire? Do you feel as if you were summoning up a greater energy? When you dance, are there moments when you cease to be yourself?

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Paulo Coelho

If there hadn't been a sixth day, man would not exist; copper would always be copper; and lead just lead. It's true that everything has its Personal Legend, but one day that Personal Legend will be realized....

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Paulo Coelho

If you're a nobody, if your work has no impact, then it deserves to be praised. If, however, you climb out of that state of mediocrity and are a success, then your defying 'the law' and deserve to be punished.

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Paulo Coelho

I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies

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Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested." The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night...

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Paulo Coelho

Tears are words that need to be written.

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My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It's happened before, it will happen again, I'm sure. When someone leaves, it's because someone else...

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Paulo Coelho

That is the Mongolian creation myth: out of two different natures love is born. In contradiction, love grows in strength. In confrontation and transformation, love is preserved.

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If there is suffering, then it's best to accept it, because it won't go away just because you pretend it's not there. If there is joy, then it's best to accept that too, even though you're afraid it might...

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Paulo Coelho

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments...

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Paulo Coelho

Suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself--free and untrammeled, guiding us with its force and...

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Paulo Coelho

I hate knowing about illness. Whenever I read a medical book, I immediately start to get all the symptoms.

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Paulo Coelho

Each human being was given two possibilities: action and contemplation. Both lead to the same place.

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Paulo Coelho

we are human beings, we are born full of guilt; we feel terrified when happiness becomes a real possibility.

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Paulo Coelho

because it seemed too simple to accept that life was an act of faith.

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Paulo Coelho

Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.

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Paulo Coelho

When you know how to use it, disobedience can be a virtue.

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Paulo Coelho

The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him. Be attentive, but don't be paranoiac.

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Every road i traveled led back to you

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Paulo Coelho

signs are an extremely personal language that we develop throughout our lives, by trial and error, until we begin to understand that God is guiding us.

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You don't need to explain your dreams. They belong to you.

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People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

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Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul. On the other hand, when the sun appeared,...

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Paulo Coelho

Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.

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Paulo Coelho

The Soul of the World is nourished by people's happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one's Personal Legend is a person's only real obligation. All things are one.

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Paulo Coelho

There must be a language that doesn't depend on words.

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We are our own greatest surprise.

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I need to write about love. I need to think and think and write about love-otherwise, my soul won’t survive.

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But if I don’t think about love, I will be nothing.

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The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.

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Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings...

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What made you fall in love with a prostitute?” “I didn’t understand it myself at the time. But I’ve thought about it since, and I think it was because, knowing that your body would never be mine...

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And because of our selfishness, we will be condemned to the worst torture humankind ever invented for itself: loneliness.

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Paulo Coelho

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

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But love is much like a dam; if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure and soon no one will be able to control...

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I could have.What does this phrase mean? At any given moment in our lives, there are certain things that could have heppened but, didn't. The magic moments go unrecognized, and then suddenly, the hand...

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Paulo Coelho

Anyone who is observant, who discovers the person they have always dreamed of, knows that sexual energy comes into play before sex even takes place. The greatest pleasure isn't sex, but the passion with...

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Paulo Coelho

Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near

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a man doesn't prove he's a man by getting an erection. He's only a real man if he can pleasure a woman. And if he can pleasure a prostitute, he'll think he's the best lover on the block" -Nyah

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You're mistaken, Father. You were in paradise, but you didn't recognize it. It's the same with most people in this world; they seek suffering in the most joyous of places because they think they are unworthy...

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And, when you can't go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.

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Because I don't live in either my past or my future.I'm interested only in the present".

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God only rarely reveals the future. When he does so, it is for one reason: it's a future that was written so as to be altered.

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However good we are, however correctly we seek to lead our lives, tragedies do occur. We can blame others, look for justification, imagine how our lives would have been different without them. But none...

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However difficult it may be to accept what happens to us, one must understand that moments such as this give us the possibility for radical change in our behavior.

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The universe always helps us fight for our dreams, no matter how foolish they may be.

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Our dreams are our own, and only we can know the effort required to keep them alive.

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Faith as tiny as a grain of sand allows us to move mountains.

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I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I'm...

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He had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have.

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Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.

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Finding one important thing in your life doesn’t mean you have to give up all the other important things.

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Love was above everything else, and there was no hatred in love, only the occasional mistake.

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Being human means having doubts and yet still continuing on your path.

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I’m afraid of love, because it involves things that are beyond our understanding; it sheds such a brilliant light, but the shadow it casts frightens me.

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Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from...

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Work is a blessing when it helps us to think about what were doing;but it become a curse when its sole use is to stop us thinking about the meaning of our life.

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If you say it was the "last" time, it might well turn out to be the last. What you meant was "the most recent time I was here".

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Paulo Coelho

We pretend to be strong because we are weak.

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If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or...

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Paulo Coelho

if a book isn't self-explanatory, then it isn't worth reading.

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If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day.

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Even if it is only for a matter of moments, because those moments bring with them a Love so intense that it justifies the rest of our days.

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When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

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Everyday God gives us a moment in which it is possible to change everything that makes us unhappy.

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And I began to feel sorry for myself; for so many years, my drawer full of memories had held the same old stories.

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A warrior of the light...never confuses tension with anxiety.

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His way isn't the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we're both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.

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The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes. That's the way it will be with our love for each other

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You say they create their own reality," said Veronika, "but what is reality?

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Certainly. But take this into consideration: of every ten problems we have, nine are created by our own selves - through guilt, self-punishment, self-pity. However, from time to time a great obstacle appears...

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When I asked you if you wanted to, I was not testing your courage. I was testing your wisdom.

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Absolute freedom does not exist; what does exist is the freedom to choose anything you like and then commit yourself to that decision.

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This miracle is in the small things of daily life; we must live in the understanding that at every moment there is a way out of each problem, the way of finding that which is missing, the right clue to...

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Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.

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Because i've suffered. Because many times in my life i have tried to love with all my heart, and my love has wound up being trampled or betrayed.

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As he was about to climb yet another dune, his heart whispered, "Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That's where I am, and thats where your treasure is.

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You are not trying to find the answer to a question, you are simply trying to confirm something you desperately want to believe; That everyone is evil. ” Chantal

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Warriors of light are not perfect.Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.

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When we feel weak, all we have to do is wait a little while. The spring returns and the winter snows melt and fill us with new energy.

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I was trying to come round to the idea that there might be an invisible reality capable of interfering in our lives, but the only reason I did so was because of a love I didn't want to believe I felt but...

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Don't think about what you’ll tell people afterward. The time is here and now. Make the most of it.

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I saw that everything really was written there before me, and that the doors had only been closed before because I hadn't realized that I was the one person in the world with the authority to open them.

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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

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Paulo Coelho

Enjoy the questions and forget the answers.

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I don't see any reason why I should look for someone who never took the trouble to love me.

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It is not the life that matters, but the journey.

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Up until then, whenever anyone had mentioned the possibility of making a film adaptation, my answer had always been, ‘No, I’m not interested.’ I believe that each reader creates his own film inside...

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Outside, beyond what is right and wrong, there exists a vast field. We will find each other there

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Paulo Coelho

Life is the train and not the station.

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Paulo Coelho

Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.

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Paulo Coelho

This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.

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Paulo Coelho

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, and there is nothing new under the sun, as Solomon said more than three thousand years ago.

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People only give value to a thing if they have, at some point, been uncertain as to whether or not they'll get it.

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Paulo Coelho

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

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If one day I could get out of here, I would allow myself to be crazy. Everyone is indeed crazy, but the craziest are the ones who don't know they're crazy; they just keep repeating what others tell them...

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Paulo Coelho

Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.

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But if we are talking in terms of making progress in life, we must understand that "good enough" is very different from "best.

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Paulo Coelho

What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.

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We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written...

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Where are they written?" "In the world around us. Merely be attentive to what happens in your life, and you will discover where, every moment of the day, He hides His words and His will. Seek to do as...

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Paulo Coelho

Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired.

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The Lord often has his prophets climb mountains to converse with Him. I always wondered why He did that, and now I know the answer: when we are on high, we can see everything else as small. Our glory and...

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Long since, the desert wind wiped away our footprints in the sand. But at every second of my existence, I remember what happened, and you still walk in my dreams and in my reality. Thank you for having...

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Paulo Coelho

Make whatever decision you wish but never forget one thing: all of you are much better than you believed. Take advantage of the chance that tragedy has given you; not everyone is capable of doing so

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Don't think about what you've left behind" The alchemist said to the boy as they began to ride across the sands of the desert. "If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can...

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Paulo Coelho

if a lie is repeated often enough, it ends up convincing everyone

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The latin word responsibility reveals its true meaning: the capacity to respond, to act. - Over-anxiety ultimately banishes every trace of joy from life.

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Déjà vu is more than just that fleeting moment of surprise, instantly forgotten because we never bother with things that make no sense. It show that time doesn't pass. It's a leap into something we have...

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You don't need to climb a mountain to know that it's high.

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In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.

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I am in the Aleph, the point at which everything is in the same place at the same time. I'm at a window, looking out at the world and its secret places, poetry lost in time and words left hanging in space...sentences...

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On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don't stop

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Paulo Coelho

Let go of the idea that the path will lead you to your goal. The truth is that with each step we take, we arrive. Repeat that to yourself every morning: 'I've arrived.' That way you'll find it much easier...

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Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field.

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People who are on a spiritual quest don't think, they simply want results.

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Although I have the colors, only the Lord can mix them with such harmony.

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When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.

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Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.

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All my life, I thought of love as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that's a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest,...

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You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.

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behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.

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Of all the ways we have found to hurt ourselves, the worse has been through love. We are always suffering because of someone who doesn't love us, or someone who has left us, or someone who won't leave...

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she wanted to dance with someone who would embrace her in the way she dreamed of since adolescence.

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Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily

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Stop thinking about life and choose to live it

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Nothing in this world happens by chance

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Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.

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Traditional religions practices are important.They allow us to share with others the communal experience of adoration and prayer,but we must never forget spiritual experience is above all a practical experience...

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Seek to live,remembrance is for the old.

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simple things are the most valuable and only wise people appreciate them".

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Intelligent people discuss ideas. Fools discuss how people should behave.

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And they will return one day knowing the miracle of the heavens and of all the world. God knew what he was doing when he drew their attention to the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. If he hadn’t...

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All religions lead to the same God, and all deserve the same respect. Anyone who chooses a religion is also choosing a collective way for worshipping and sharing the mysteries. Nevertheless, that person...

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There is no time to leave important words unsaid.

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Because a warrior of light knows that he has duties and responsibilities...

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It's daylight, the sky is cloudy, and human beings believe that beyond the clouds lives an all-powerful God, guiding the fate of men. Meanwhile, look at your son, look at your feet, listen to the sounds...

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People are all crazy... but the craziest are the ones who never allow themselves to be crazy.

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Time that never ends, that never passes, that remains in the present, where all of life's secrets lie.

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But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love.

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Problems of the heart always bruised the soul.

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When faced by any loss, there’s no point in trying to recover what has been, it’s best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new.

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We always try to interpret things in accordance with what we want and not as they are.

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Sometimes, we need to be strangers to ourselves. Then the hidden light in our soul will illuminate what we need to see.

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Not even your love could withhold you from fulfilling your own personal legend.

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Life is made of our attitudes. And there are certain things that the gods oblige us to live through. Their reason for this does not matter, and there is no action we can take to make them pass us by.

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Try to find pleasure in the speed that you're not used to. Changing the way you do routine things allows a new person to grow inside of you. But when all is said and done, you're the one who must decide...

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It's not my story anymore: whenever I speak about the past now, I feel as if I were talking about something that has nothing to do with me. All that remains in the present are the voice, the presence,...

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He knew one of the women well, and had shared his universe with her. They had seen the same mountains, and the same trees, although each of them had seem them differently. She knew his weaknesses, his...

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She would consider each day a miracle - which indeed it is, when you consider the number of unexpected things that could happen in each second of our fragile existences.

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Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.

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To change the world , we need to combine Ancient wisdom with new technologies

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There is only one difference between teacher and disciple: the former is slightly less afraid than the latter.” ~Deidre O’Neill, known as Edde (p. 213)

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Only three things can change our lives dreams, suffering and love

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We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the...

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In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.

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But he was wrong. Because I had fought with my heart and defeated it long ago. I was certainly not going to become passionate about something that was impossible. I knew my limits; I knew how much suffering...

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Yes, my mind was wandering. I wished I were there with someone who could bring peace to my heart someone with whom I could spend a little time without being afraid that i would lose him the next day. With...

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All haters are losers, even when they win.

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What good is money to you if you're going to die? It's not often that money can save someone's life.

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You must be the person you have never had the courage to be.

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Forget about shortcuts. Instead, enjoy the wonders of your path.

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No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people's eyes, to reveal the marvels around.

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Millions of couples out there practiced the art of sadomasochism every day, without even realizing it. They went to work, came back, complained about everything, insulted their wife or were insulted by...

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You may not be winning, but this doesn't mean you are losing

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I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.

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