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26-02-21

Paulo Coelho: Experience

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho ( Rio de Janeiro, August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today with over 140 million books sold in more than 150 countries, translated into 73 languages. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, France's Légion d'honneur and the Gold Medal of Galicia, among many other awards he has received thanks to his commercial success. Since October 2002 he is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. In addition to receiving international top awards and citations, he is currently a special advisor of the Unesco for the spiritual convergence program and Intercultural Dialogues and Messenger of Peace United Nations since 2007.

25-02-21

Samuel Butler: Enjoy Life!

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 - 18 June 1902) was an iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey, which remain in use to this day.

24-02-21

Henry Ford: Obstacles

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford (Wayne County, MI, July 30, 1863 - Dearborn, MI, April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Ford did not invent the automobile, but he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy.His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation and arranged for his family to control the company permanently.

23-02-21

Paulo Coelho: Days and miracles

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.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho ( Rio de Janeiro, August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today with over 140 million books sold in more than 150 countries, translated into 73 languages. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, France's Légion d'honneur and the Gold Medal of Galicia, among many other awards he has received thanks to his commercial success. Since October 2002 he is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. In addition to receiving international top awards and citations, he is currently a special advisor of the Unesco for the spiritual convergence program and Intercultural Dialogues and Messenger of Peace United Nations since 2007.

22-02-21

Clarissa Pinkola Estes: Do you have forgiven?

How does one know if she has forgiven?

You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage.

You tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him.

You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Clarissa Pinkola Estés (born January 27, 1945) is an American Jungian analyst, post-trauma specialist, author and spoken word artist who was raised in now nearly vanished oral and ethnic traditions.

Her doctorate, from the Union Institute & University [1981], is in ethno-clinical psychology on the study of social and psychological patterns in cultural and tribal groups.

As a post-trauma specialist, Estés began her work in the 1960s at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Hospital in Hines, Illinois. She also ministers in the fields of childbearing loss, surviving families of murder victims, as well as critical incident work.

Estés, is the recipient of numerous awards for her life's work, including the first Joseph Campbell Keeper of the Lore Award for her work as La cantadora and for her books and many spoken word series; the Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis; and Catholic Press Association award for her writing.