Paulo Coelho Quotes

Most popular Paulo Coelho Quotes

Dreams nourish the soul just as food nourishes the body.

dreams

I have been told that beauty is the great seducer of men.

beauty

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
— Paulo Coelho

love

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
— Paulo Coelho

fear

Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.

advisory

Patience is not about waiting, but how we act when things take longer than we expect.
— Paulo Coelho

patience

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
— Paulo Coelho

learning for teachers teaching

Every search begins with beginner's luck.  And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested.

luck

That's what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.

self-improvement

It's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.

struggle

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.

fate

The world lies in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams—each according to his own talent.

risk-taking

You have passed through the two hardest tests on the spiritual road: the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what you encounter.

patience

We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.

fear

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.
Because I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. You'll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now.

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