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The Devil and Miss Prym (On the Seventh Day, #3) The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
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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.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“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.”
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“People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.”
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“Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.”
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“So you see, Good and Evil have the same face; it all depends on when they cross the path of each individual human being.”
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“She had just realized there were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing forever everything that is familiar.”
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“In the first place, you shouldn't believe in promises. The world is full of them: the promises of riches, of eternal salvation, of infinite love. Some people think they can promise anything, others accept whatever seems to guarantee better days ahead, as, I suspect is your case. Those who make promises they don't keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.”
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“Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it.”
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“There are two kinds of idiots - those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat.”
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“In the beginning there was only a small amount of injustice abroad in the world, but everyone who came afterwards added their portion, always thinking it was very small and unimportant, and look where we have ended up today.”
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“Even God has a hell: his love of Mankind.”
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tags: god
“Playing the part of a charitable soul was only for those who were afraid of taking a stand in life. It is always far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others and fight for your rights. It is always easier to hear an insult and not retaliate than have the courage to fight back against someone stronger than yourself; we can always say we're not hurt by the stones others throw at us, and it's only at night - when we're alone and our wife or our husband or our school friend is asleep - that we can silently grieve over our own cowardice.”
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“Love, too, was just a question of time”
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“If the whole world is evil, then the tragedy that befell you is justified," she went on. "That would make it easier for you to accept the deaths of your wife and daughters. But if good people do exist, then, however much you deny it, your life will be unbearable; because fate set a trap for you, and you know you didn't deserve it. It isn't the light you want to recover, it's the certainty that there is only darkness.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“About the nature of human beings. I discovered that confronted by temptation, we will always fall. Given the right circumstances, every human being on this earth would be willing to commit evil.”
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“I think that, with age, people come to realize that death is inevitable. And we need to learn to face it with serenity, wisdom and resignation. Death often frees us from a lot of senseless sufferings.”
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tags: death
“It is always far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others ad fight for your rights...”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“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.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“It was all a matter of control. And Choice.
Nothing more, nothing less”
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“And one more thing: you still believe that man can be good. If that weren't the case, you wouldn't have invented all this nonsense to convince yourself otherwise.”
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“You are not trying to find the answer to a question, you are simply trying to confirm something you desperately want to believe; That everyone is evil. ” Chantal”
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“You're mistaken, Father. You were in paradise, but you didn't recognize it. It's the same with most people in this world; they seek suffering in the most joyous of places because they think they are unworthy of happiness.”
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“Her heart had already been broken many times over, and yet she still believed she was destined to meet the man of her life. ”
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“Fear again. If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“The best way to weaken one's enemy was to get him to believe that you were on his side.”
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“It isn't the desire to abide by the law that makes everyone behave as society requires, but the fear of punishment. Each one of us carries a gallows inside us. ”
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tags: life
“The story of one person is the story of all of humanity.”
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tags: life
“Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life - everyone, that is, except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win.”
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“You're a man who has suffered and wants revenge,' she said. 'Your heart is dead, your soul is in darkness. The devil by your side is smiling because you are playing the game he invented.”
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