Paulo Coelho quotes
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
What is a teacher? ... it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give her best in order to discover what she already knows.
Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.
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.
The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.
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.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.
Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Paulo Coelho Life quotes ⇑
Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
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.
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 is by trying to explain your emotions.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.
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.
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 in life that are over.
Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.
Paulo Coelho Love quotes ⇑
When you're in love, you're capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding all the mysteries.
Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
She didn't need to understand the meaning of life; it was enough to find someone who did, and then fall asleep in his arms and sleep as a child sleeps, knowing that someone stronger than you is protecting you from all evil and all danger
Paulo Coelho Courage quotes ⇑
A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.
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.
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.
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.
Paulo Coelho Inspirational quotes ⇑
Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don't know what to do with it.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
"Maktub" (It is written.)
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 is about to arrive--I'll find love again.
All Paulo Coelho quotes ⇑
Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly
None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures.
Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily
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.
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.
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairytale and the other in the abyss.
We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.
I've learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you're with me, even when you're not by my side.
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
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.
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
"Why is patience so important?" "Because it makes us pay attention."
To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation.
Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.
In the end, the most interesting people always leave.