'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 yet ready.
The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.'
'It didn't take the devil much time to bring about destruction; they are like storms, hurricanes or avalanches, which, in a few short hours, can destroy trees planted two hundred years before.'
'Men take the oddest satisfaction in feeling superior, without knowing that most of the time they are being utterly predictable.'
'If only a few of us are condemned to suffer terrible tragedies, then there is something very wrong with Creation.'
'Good and evil have the same face; it all depends on when they cross the path of each individual human being.'
'It is far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others and fight for your rights. It is always easier to hear an insult and not retaliate than have the courage to fight back against someone stronger than yourself.'
'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.'
'There are two kinds of idiots - those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat.'
'Even God has a hell -
His Love of mankind.'
'It isn't the desire to abide by the law that makes everyone behave as society requires, but the fear of punishment. Each of is carries a gallows inside us.'
'Man needs what's worst in him in order to achieve what's best in him.'
'Deep down, we'd all like to be the same as everyone else. But destiny accorded you a different fate.'
'Do what your heart commands, and God will be happy.'
'Evil had to manifest itself and fulfil its role, so the ultimately Good could prevail.'
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These are some quotes from my favourite books by Paulo Coelho. He is my favourite author. And this book is dedicated to him. He has made a huge difference in my life and this is just to say thanks... ©All Rights Reserved