If you go around promising what you do not yet have, you will lose the will to achieve it.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

Don't let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live in the future.

Paulo Coelho
I have won important things for myself, but I'm going to destroy them, because I tell myself they have lost their meaning. I know that is not true. I know they are important, and that if I destroy them, I'll be destroying myself, as well.
Paulo Coelho

The search for happiness is more important than the need for pain.

Paulo Coelho
When we turn around & come face to face with our destiny, we discover that words (spoken) are not enough. I know so many people who are brilliant speakers but are quite incapable of practising what they preach. It's one thing to describe a situation & quite another to experience it. I realised a long time ago that a warrior in search of his dream must take his inspiration from what he actually does & not from what he imagines himself doing.
Paulo Coelho

And the best way to know who we are is often to find out how others see us.

Paulo Coelho
Never talking to strangers. Saying nasty things about the neighbors.
Paulo Coelho

The future would end up finding out the truth about the past.

Paulo Coelho
Feelings form part of a world in which time, space and frontiers do not exist.
Paulo Coelho

Travelling to past lives is like making a hole in the floor and letting the flames of the fire in the apartment below scorch and burn the present

Paulo Coelho
Respect those who grew up and learned alongside you. Respect those who taught you.