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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

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PAULO COELHO

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

PAULO COELHO

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

If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise. If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.

PAULO COELHO

There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.

PAULO COELHO

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

PAULO COELHO

If you start out by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work toward getting it.

PAULO COELHO

The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.

PAULO COELHO

Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.

PAULO COELHO

People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.

PAULO COELHO

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.

PAULO COELHO

When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force.

PAULO COELHO

Everything on this earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive...and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us.

PAULO COELHO

Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World.

PAULO COELHO

There is only one way to learn. It's through action.

PAULO COELHO

Wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure.

PAULO COELHO

People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them.

PAULO COELHO

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.

PAULO COELHO

Why don't people's heart tell them to continue to follow their dreams? Because that's what makes a heart suffer most, and hearts don't like to suffer.

PAULO COELHO

When you possess great treasures within you, and you try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.

PAULO COELHO

If a person is living out his destiny, he knows everything he needs to know. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

PAULO COELHO

It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that's where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

PAULO COELHO

No project is completed until its objective has been achieved.

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