Be inspired and motivated by these Paulo Coelho quotes. He was born in
Brazil. He has received numerous awards for his work as an
lyricist and novelist. Be encouraged by his words of wisdom!
I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us
becomes better too.
Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock
is right twice a day.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by
surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand
that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art
of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you
to achieve it.
The world is changed by your example. Not by your opinion.
Faith can exist without prayer, but prayer cannot exist without faith.
One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the
things you've always wanted. Do it now.
If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule - Never lie to yourself.
Don't waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they
want to hear.
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.
Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it.
Don't be afraid to be the best.
Never give up. When your heart becomes tired,
just walk with your legs - but move on.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.
It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you'll never learn anything.
Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it?
Yes, but it will never truly be part of you.
The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present,
you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present,
what comes later will also be better.
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.
It's only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply,
who achieve the master work.
People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more.
If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more,
they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making
the slightest effort in that direction.
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.
Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision,
but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me?
Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from
because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?
Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us.
When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it,
it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do.
The mind gives up easily.
You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.
Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.
It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason,
to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand
with all his might that which he desires.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows
only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are
on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Poems about Life
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.
You're always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think
you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving.
You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.
It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I
was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow
the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going
to starve to death.
Words of Encouragement
Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you
think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's
not related to happiness.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse
than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when
it goes in search of its dream.
Quotes to Live By
People learn twenty-five percent from their teacher, twenty-five percent
from listening to themselves, twenty-five percent from their friends,
and twenty-five percent from time.
Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples
with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life,
love dries on the surface and must nourish from below,
tending to its roots keeping itself alive.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve:
the fear of failure.
Go for the impossible. I always tried to find my own limits.
So far I did not find them, so my universe is in constant expansion.
Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who,
never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures.
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 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.
High School Graduation Quotes
Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it.
A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better.
All you have to do is pay attention: lessons always arrive when you are ready,
and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to
know in order to take the next step.
Quotes on Life Lessons
To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat,
practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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.
People want to change everything and, at the same time,
want it all to remain the same.
Don't be intimidated by other people's opinions. Only mediocrity is
sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.
Quotes about Taking Risks
Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life - everyone, that is,
except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something,
but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to
discover what she already knows.
Music isn't just something that comforts or distracts us, it goes beyond that
- it's an ideology. You can judge people by the kind of music they listen to.
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us
becomes better too.
Quotes about Love and Life
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do
nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason.
Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things,
and only the wise can see them.
If I believe I will win, then victory will believe in me.
What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should
lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Words are tears that have been written down.
Tears are words that need to be shed. Without them,
joy loses all its brilliance and sadness has no end.
No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role
in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.
Make A Difference
Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.
Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to
recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.
Quote of The Day
You are what you believe yourself to be.
To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.
The day is made up of 24 hours and an infinite number of moments.
We need to be aware of those moments and make the most of them
regardless of whether we're busy doing something or contemplating life.
Life Is Beautiful