Paulo Coelho Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old paulo coelho quotes, paulo coelho sayings, and paulo coelho proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Faith is not desire. Faith is will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas will is a force. Will changes the space around us.     

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It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.     

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If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.     

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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.     

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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.     

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The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.     

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If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.     

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It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but it's a complete waste of energy.     

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When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.     

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The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.     

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You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit.     

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Don't forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy Skies...      

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A threat need not provoke a response if it is not taken up.     

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Saying ‘No' does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes' is not always a virtue     

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When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you're not saying 'no' to yourself.     

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If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear.     

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Even stopped clocks are right twice a day.     

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The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.     

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Our great goal in life is to love. The rest is silence.     

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We can see the Divine in each speck of dust, but that doesn't stop us from wiping it away with a wet sponge. The Divine doesn't disappear; it's transformed into the clean surface.     

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You are the light of the world. Shine, and darkness will disappear.     

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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.     

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Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.     

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Be fully awake if you want to dream.     

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If you really want to dream, be fully awake.     

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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.     

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It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.     

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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.     

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Love accepts its companion unconditionally and allow each to grow in his or her own way.     

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The Martyr finds her way to self-knowledge through pain, suffering, and surrender.     

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