Only he who gives up is defeated. Everyone else is victorious.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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Pity those who seek for shepherds, instead of longing for freedom!

We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; were always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn't act as we should have.

No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

This was freedom; to feel what the heart desired with no thought to the opinion of the rest... She was free, for love liberates.

The world has never been as divided as it is now.

You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.

Do not be ashamed to make a temporary withdrawal from the field if you see that your enemy is stronger than you; it is not winning or losing a single battle that matters, but how the war ends.

Tolerance and compassion are qualities of fearless people.

YOU don't choose your life; it chooses you. There's no point asking why life has reserved certain joys or griefs, you just accept them and carry on.

The world has stopped. Not just my world, but the world of everyone around me. When we meet with friends, we always talk about the same things and the same people. The conversations seem new, but it's all just a waste of time and energy. We're trying to prove that life is still interesting.

You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.

Storms don't last forever.

Follow your dreams and take your risks.

Why always repeat the same stories—husband with lover, husband with wife and sick child, husband with wife, lover, and sick child? There were more important things in the world to talk about.