“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.”

-Paulo Coelho

“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.”

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-Paulo Coelho

“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”

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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

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“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.”

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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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-Paulo Coelho

“If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.”

-Paulo Coelho

“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.”

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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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-Paulo Coelho

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

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“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

-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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-Paulo Coelho

“Tears are words that need to be written.”

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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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“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

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“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

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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 only path.”

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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 because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”

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-Paulo Coelho

“Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up ’cause they’re looking for ideas.”

-Paula Poundstone

“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”

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-Paul Simon
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