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“We will always meet rivals in everything we do, but the most dangerous are those we believe to be our friends.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“There is no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Everything has its reason for being: you only need to distinguish what is temporary from what is lasting.”
Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain
“I will be able to love above all discontentment.
To give even when I am stripped of everything.
To dry tears even when I am still crying.
To believe even when I am discredited.”
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“لماذا الناس حزانى؟
- هذا بسيط. إنهم سجناء تاريخهم الخاص. الكل يعتقدون ان هدف الحياة الاساسي هو اتباع مخطط ما. لا يسالون ابداً إن كان هذا المخطط مخططهم أم ان شخصا آخر قد وضعه لهم. هم يراكمون التجارب، الذكريات، الاشياء، افكار الاخرين، وهذا يفوق مايمكنهم مجاراته. ولهذا ينسون أحلامهم”
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
“Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.”
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“كل الطرق تؤدى الا المكان نفسه
لكن اختر طريقك واتبعه الى النهاية ..
لا تحاول ان تسير فى كل الطرق فى نفس الوقت !”
Paulo Coelho, Maktub
tags: life
“The present moment, though, is outside of time, it’s Eternity. In India they use the word “karma” for lack of any better term. But it’s a concept that’s rarely given a proper explanation. It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.”
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“yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments- but all of this is transitory; it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Hmm..." said the old man, looking at all sides of the book, as if it were some strange object. "This is an important book, but it's really irritating."

The boy was shocked. The old man knew how to read, and had already read the book. And if the book was irritating, as the old man had said, the boy still had time to change it for another.

"It's a book that says the same thing almost all the other books in the world say," continued the old man. "It describes people's inability to choose their own Personal Legends. And it ends up saying that everyone believes the world's greatest lie."

"What's the world's greatest lie?" the boy asked, completely surprised.

"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. That's the world's greatest lie.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“عندما نحب لا نحتاج إلى أن نفهم ما يحدث لأن كل شيء يحدث بداخلنا ”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Quién ama ha vencido el mundo y no teme perder nada, el verdadero amor supone un acto de entrega total. ”
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“Everyday was another day spent waiting.  Every night was another night when she might meet someone who would  recognize her true worth.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“If you are never alone you cannot know yourself. And if you do not know yourself, you will begin to fear the void.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“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
“ليس ضروريًا أن نعرف شياطيننا لكى نلقى الله ”
Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes
“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
“When in doubt, just take the next small step”
Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
“بين كل أسلحة الدمار التي أخترعها
الانسان يبقى الكلام السلاح الأخطر والأقوى”
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“Without solitude, Love will not stay long by your side.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“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
“life can seem either very long or very short, according to how you live it.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“Go further than you planned. Ask for the moon: you will be surprised how often you get it”
Paulo Coelho
“ليست الحرية غياب الاتزامات ، إنما هي القدرة علي اختيار ما هو أفضل لي ، وإلزام نفسي به”
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“But every day we meet someone whose behavior suddenly changes from one moment to the next. And we wonder: what happened to this person I thought I knew? Why is he acting so aggressively? Is it stress at work?
And then the next day the person is normal again. You're relieved, but soon after the rug is pulled out from under you when you least expect it. And this time, instead of asking what's wrong with this person, you wonder what you did wrong.”
Paulo Coelho, Adultery
“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
“the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Knowledge was always the power that kept the Universe in its place and the stars turning in their orbits.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“Insanity is in the eyes of the beholder. So I will continue to live my personal folly.”
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“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
“A warrior of the light never picks fruit before it is ripe.”
Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light


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