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“Don't live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first.”
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“Succes doesn't not come from having one's work recognised by others. It is the fruit of a seed that you lovingly planted.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“Life is a fast, dizzing game; life is a parachute jump; it's taking chances, falling over and getting up again; it's mountaineering; it's wanting to get to the very top of yourself and to feel angry and dissatisfied when you don't manage it.”
Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes
“But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“Men take the oddest satisfaction in feeling superior without knowing that most of the time they are being utterly predictable.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“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 of love,and with love,there are no rules some may try to control their emotions and develop strategies for their behavior,others may turn to reading books of advice from "experts" on relationships but this is all folly.The heart decides and what it decides is all that really matters.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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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“ليس ضروريًا أن نعرف شياطيننا لكى نلقى الله ”
Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes
“Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“العذاب يحدث عندما نرغب في أن يحبنا الآخر بالطريقة التي نتصورها , وليس بالطريقة التي يجب أن يتجلى الحب فيها , حراً بلا قيود , يرشدنا بقوته ويحول دون توقفنا”
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
“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.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“One day, I am going to write a travel guide containing only maps and addresses of hotels, and with the rest of the pages blank. That way, people will have to make their own initery, to discover themselves restaurants, monuments and all the magnificent things that every city has, but which are never mentioned because ' the history we have been taught' does not include them in the list of things you must see.”
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
“We are all pilgrims in search of the unknown.”
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“Intelligent people discuss ideas. Fools discuss how people should behave.”
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“Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness, but should behave as a normal person.”
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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.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“People are all crazy... but the craziest are the ones who never allow themselves to be crazy.”
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“In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“Maktub.”
Paulo Coelho
“لسنوات طويلة عاندت قلبي لأني كنت أخاف من الحزن، من العذاب، من الهجر. و لطالما أدركت أن الحب فوق كل هذا، و من الأفضل أن نموت إذا لم نحب. ”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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 to imitate what we see around us. We try to be what other people think of as 'pretty' & little by little, our soul fades.
We forget the world is what we imagine it to be. We stop being the sun and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“Kita hanya bisa memahami keajaiban hidup secara penuh ketika membiarkan yang tak terduga untuk terjadi.”
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“Then the voice - which identified itself as the prince of this world, the only being who really knows what happens on Earth - began to show him the people around him on the beach. The wonderful father who was busy packing things up and helping his children put on some warm clothes and who would love to have an affair with his secretary, but was terrified on his wife's response. His wife who would like to work and have her independence, but who was terrified of her husband's response. The children who behave themselves because they were terrified of being punished. The girl who was reading a book all on her own beneath the sunshade, pretending she didn't care, but inside was terrified of spending the rest of her life alone. The boy running around with a tennis racuqet , terrified of having to live up to his parents' expectations. The waiter serving tropical drinks to the rich customers and terrified that he could be sacket at any moment. The young girl who wanted to be a dance, but who was studying law instead because she was terrified of what the neighbours might say. The old man who didn't smoke or drink and said he felt much better for it, when in truth it was the terror of death what whispered in his ears like the wind. The married couple who ran by, splashing through the surf, with a smile on their face but with a terror in their hearts telling them that they would soon be old, boring and useless. The man with the suntan who swept up in his launch in front of everybody and waved and smiled, but was terrified because he could lose all his money from one moment to the next. The hotel owner, watching the whole idyllic scene from his office, trying to keep everyone happy and cheerful, urging his accountants to ever greater vigilance, and terrified because he knew that however honest he was government officials would still find mistakes in his accounts if they wanted to.

There was terror in each and every one of the people on that beautiful beach and on that breathtakingly beautiful evening. Terror of being alone, terror of the darkness filling their imaginations with devils, terror of doing anything not in the manuals of good behaviour, terror of God's punishing any mistake, terror of trying and failing, terror of succeeding and having to live with the envy of other people, terror of loving and being rejected, terror of asking for a rise in salary, of accepting an invitation, of going somewhere new, of not being able to speak a foreign language, of not making the right impression, of growing old, of dying, of being pointed out because of one's defects, of not being pointed out because of one's merits, of not being noticed either for one's defects of one's merits.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“Elegance is not an outer quality, but a part of the soul that is visible to others.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“Have you ever wondered why the keys on a typewriter are arranged in that particular order?”
“No, I haven’t.”
“We call it the QWERTY keyboard, because that’s the order of the letters on the first row of keys. I once wondered why it was like that, and I found the answer. The first machine was invented by Christopher Sholes, in 1873, to improve on calligraphy, but there was a problem: If a person typed very fast, the keys got stuck together and stopped the machine from working. Then Sholes designed the QWERTY keyboard, a keyboard that would oblige typists to type more slowly. ”
“I don’t believe it.”
“But it’s true. It so happened that Remington—which made sewing machines as well as guns at the time—used the QWERTY keyboard for its first typewriters. That meant that more people were forced to learn that particular system, and more companies started to make those keyboards, until it became the only available model. To repeat: The keyboard on typewriters and computers was designed so that people would type more slowly, not more quickly, do you understand? If you changed the letters around, you wouldn’t find anyone to buy your product.”
When she saw a keyboard for the first time, Mari had wondered why the letters weren’t in alphabetical order, but she had then promptly forgotten about it. She assumed it was simply the best layout for people to type quickly.”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
“Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him. We, people’s hearts, seldom say much about those treasures, because people no longer want to go in search of them. We speak of them only to children. Later, we simply let life proceed, in its own direction, toward its own fate. But, unfortunately, very few follow the path laid out for them—the path to their destinies, and to happiness. Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out indeed, to be threatening place. So, we, their hearts, speak more and more softly. We never stop speaking out, but we begin to hope that our words won’t be heard: we don’t want people to suffer because they don’t follow their hearts.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“اني أخشى الموت ، لكن ما أخشاه أكثر من الموت ، هو أن تضيع حياتي هباء ، وأهاب الحب لأنه يحتوي على أشياء تفوق فهمنا ، فهو يلقي ضوءا من نوع خاص ، ولكن ما يخيفني هو ما يلقيه هذا الضوء من ظلال ”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“I cannot lose the one thing that keeps me alive : hope -”
Paulo Coelho, Like the Flowing River


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