13 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 only path.
14 Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
15 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.
16 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 forget him.
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17 The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
18 Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
19 The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
20 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.
21 Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
22 Best Paulo Coelho Quotes About Mistakes
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 because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?
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23 When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.
24 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.
25 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.
28 Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.
29 How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
30 If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.
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31 People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
32 People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
33 Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.
34 Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
35 There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
36 Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes Quotes About Passion
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.
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 engineers of the superseded.
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 happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.
Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it – which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?
I don’t know.
37 Life is too short…
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
38 Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
39 But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
40 Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
41 None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.
42 Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them."
43 I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life."
44 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.
45 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.
46 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.
47 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."
48 Love is always new…
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 somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.
The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.
49 Paulo Coelho Quote About The Role Of Teacher
What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
50 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.
51 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.
52 We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.
53 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, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.
54 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 minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.
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55 Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or–such is the pleasure they experience–they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.
56 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 which it is practiced. When the passion is intense, then sex joins in to complete the dance, but it is never the principal aim.
57 When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. 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.
58 In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that 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.
59 When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.
60 Love Is Like A Narcotic
I’ve been in love before, it’s like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You’re not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he’s not there, you feel like an addict who can’t get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you’re willing to do anything for love.
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