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Paulo Coelho Quotes

46 of the best book quotes from Paulo Coelho
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“Men think more about returning home than about leaving.”
Paulo Coelho
author
Think big
book
men
adventures
returning home
leaving
thinking
travel
home
life
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“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
The Alchemist
character
desires
treasures
heart
concepts
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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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“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”
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“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
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“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.”
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“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
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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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“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
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“[P]eople are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
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“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
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“Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.”
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“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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“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
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“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
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“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”
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“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”
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“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
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“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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“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, because life is the moment we’re living now.”
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“[M]aking 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 decision.”
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“Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”
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“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
Fatima
character
love
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“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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“A Warrior never picks fruit while it is still green.”
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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 a child would.”
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“From the moment we are born, people tell us that the world is like this and like that, this way, that way. It is natural that – for a certain period of time – we end up believing what we are told. But we must soon push these ideas aside and discover our own way of living reality.”
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“The humility of a warrior is not the same humility as that of a servile man. The warrior does not lower his head to anyone, and nor does he allow anyone to bow before him. The servile man, on the other hand, kneels before anyone he believes to be more powerful, and demands that the people under his command behave in a similar fashion before him.”
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“He makes these decisions with courage, detachment, and - sometimes - with just a touch of madness.”
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“rarely discusses his plans, he knows that whenever he talks about a dream, he uses a little bit of the energy from that dream in order to do so…A Warrior of the Light knows the power of words.”
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“It is not winning or losing the battle that matters, but how the war ends.”
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“An open oven bakes no bread.”
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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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“A warrior seeks to act, and not waste time in useless conversation,”
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“A prolonged war finally destroys the victors too,”
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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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“The world is unfathomable and mysterious, just as we all are. The art of the warrior consists of reconciling the terror of being a man with the wonder of being a man.”
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“A warrior does not complain or lament anything, and sees challenges as neither good nor bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”
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“Soul is as free as the clouds in the sky, but he is committed to his dream. On his freely chosen path, he often has to get up earlier than he would like, speak to people from whom he learns nothing, make certain sacrifices.”
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“It matters not how we were brought up. What determines our way of acting is the manner in which we administrate our will. A man is the sum of all his wishes, which determine his way of living and dying. The will is a sentiment, a talent, something which lends us enthusiasm.”
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“Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings calamity. Anyone who fails to recognize problems leaves the door open for tragedies to rush in.”
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“Only a warrior can endure the path of knowledge.”
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“The most difficult thing in the world is to adopt the spirit and attitude of a Warrior.”
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“Behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.”
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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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