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Paulo Coelho

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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.

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Strategic mistakes

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip.

To avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

Thursday Aug 29, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Love Phrases

The most beautiful love phrases are spoken in the silence of a look.

Monday Jul 22, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Find your creative potential

Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.

Tuesday Jun 18, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Close some doors

Close some doors today.

Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.

Monday Apr 8, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Life sets us a challenge

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.

Monday Jun 4, 2018

Paulo Coelho: Recognize the good things

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 time the sun rises.

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017

Paulo Coelho: Impossible

Impossible is just an opinion.

Thursday Sep 21, 2017

Paulo Coelho: Changing the world

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Friday Jun 23, 2017

Paulo Coelho: Close some doors

Close some doors today.
Not because of pride,
incapacity or arrogance,
but simply because they lead you nowhere.

Thursday Jun 22, 2017

Paulo Coelho: How life is testing us

Life has many ways of testing a person's will,

either by having nothing happen at all

or by having everything happen all at once.

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017

Paulo Coelho: Yes and no

When you say 'Yes' to others make sure you are not saying 'No' to yourself.

Thursday Mar 23, 2017

Paulo Coelho: The victim

If you act like a victim, you are likely to be treated as one.

Friday Nov 11, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Liberating yourself from memory

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.

Wednesday Nov 2, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Do it now!

One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time, to do things you've always wanted.
Do it now!

Friday Oct 21, 2016

Paulo Coelho: In harmony with yourself

The more in harmony
with yourself you are,
the more joyful you are
and the more faithful you are.
Faith is not to disconnect
you from reality,
it connects you to reality.

Friday Jul 1, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Are you wasting your time?

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.

Wednesday Jun 8, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Strive to be better

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

Friday Jun 3, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Your eyes

Your eyes show the strength of your soul.

Wednesday May 25, 2016

Paulo Coelho: How people learn

People never learn anything
by being told,
they have to find out for themselves.

Thursday May 19, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Victim or adventurer

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure.
It's all a question of how I view my life.

Monday Apr 11, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Never judge the lives of others

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.

Monday Mar 14, 2016

Paulo Coelho: The true experience of freedom

No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.

Monday Mar 7, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Our opportunities

Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don't know what to do with it.

Friday Sep 11, 2015

Paulo Coelho: The two hardes tests

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

Thursday May 14, 2015

Paulo Coelho: Experience

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Friday May 1, 2015

Paulo Coelho: Suffering and dreaming

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.

Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

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.

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Paulo Coelho: When we become better.

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.

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Paulo Coelho: Troubles for a reason

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.

Friday Jan 30, 2015

Paulo Coelho: Do you take risks?

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Paulo Coelho: Achieving a dream

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

Monday Nov 3, 2014

Paulo Coelho: What makes life interesting

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Paulo Coelho: To fall and stand up

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

Paulo Coelho: to be loved

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Paulo Coelho: Dreams

If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day.

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Paulo Coelho: About lives

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

Monday Jul 28, 2014

Paulo Coelho: Your fears

Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.

Tuesday May 13, 2014

Paulo Coelho: Be enthusiastic

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.

Tuesday Aug 6, 2013

Paulo Coelho: The universe will help you

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.