53 Incredible Paulo Coelho Quotes

Coelho is a best selling self-improvement author; he writes about the relationship between religion and spirituality and self-improvement.

I’ll have to see if I can read it. I remember you saying how much you enjoyed It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Paulo Coelho is a popular Portuguese author. You can find many of his books on Amazon.

53 Incredible Paulo Coelho Quotes

We put certain rules in place for love and it was the first time in the history of man that people were scared of being in love.

It gets harder to fight for our dream when we get older. Even if we get the money and the power, we will need to learn how to deal with them. And we will lose some battles. But having these defeats and setbacks will only make us stronger.

People are scared to do things for fear of the negative emotions they will experience. But we are here to help them through it.

Never lie to yourself but always tell yourself the truth. This way, you’ll always get the best version of yourself, not the one you want to be.

My experience also proved that you can become stronger by going through hard times. It will help you to learn important lessons, and to grow as a person.

Everyone plays a part in history. It shouldn’t be used to excuse you from being the one who does something special to make history.

“I’m crying because my words are not enough.”


If we are to save and rescue ourselves, we might as well start now.

There are moments of your life when you are incapable of understanding happiness.

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There are times when we reach a plateau in our lives when we find ourselves with nobody to turn to. When we lose everything, we find out who we really are.

If you repeat a mistake, it suddenly becomes part of who you are and no longer a mistake.

When there’s no work to do, it’s best to be happy for no reason. If you are always busy, you’re not wasting your time; you’re always in control. When you know how to demand, you will succeed.

The main things I tell people not to do is to fight and to fight for things that might have nothing to do with you and are just for something else, and that they are not doing for themselves. They are not fighting for their own happiness and they are not fighting for their own interest, but for something that is not a reason for existence. And there is nothing that makes more sense than that.

Everyone knows how to make life difficult, but no one knows how to make it easy, because when it comes to ‘making it easy’, nobody ever really knows what it means.

This is an example of a simple paraphrase with no changes made to the text. The wordings of both sentences are the same while the content is different.

When you have a dream that you want to come true, life becomes interesting.

 No one can do any action without an intention to do it. So a person can hit a target with their eyes closed.

When facing adversity, try to remind yourself in your thoughts: The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.

The secret of life is learning from your mistakes, and not getting too attached to them.

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“The thing that stops you from achieving your dreams is not the size of the obstacle, but the size of your own fear.”

The next two cards tell you to make your life more comfortable by taking action.

When somebody leaves, it’s probably because someone new is going to arrive.

Love is never something that keeps you from pursuing your personal legend. If you do, it’s not love, it’s just a different kind of love. The love that speaks the language of the world.

A person who knows how to “win” and lose a battle is more powerful than a person who only wins or loses every time.

“Be silent and you won’t be condemned. Your friends don’t care, but your enemies will not believe it.

Paulo Coelho once commented that making mistakes is part of life. It is as if he said that making mistakes is a normal thing that will happen in the course of a life. But what he said is that he has made mistakes, and that it is part of his life. So, you should not be discouraged when you do not succeed in something. The world does not want that you do not take risks, especially if you are courageous.

My life hasn’t been about bravery, but I have found that once you take big risks, life gives you more of what you need than what you want.

This one is interesting enough that I wanted to include it. I personally don’t think it’s a good idea to have everything happen at once (aka The Big Twist) but I’m not sure how to express that.

You will someday realize the time you have left, and you must try to live the life you have left. Take some time to enjoy the things and people you have, because when that day arrives, you won’t have the time to enjoy anything.

It’s important to be clear about your aspirations and goals, because in order to reach them, we have to be aware of the path we have to take.

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You can observe, touch and feel all sorts of things, and know what they are, but only those who are wise can understand and see their true meaning in the depth of their existence.

The authors are seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live it out.

There are times when people are kind, then there are times when they are gentle and there are times when they are just good. I have been able to watch people grow in the past. I have watched how they have changed and how they have matured. When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

To focus on what we want and stay fixated on the things we want to achieve in life. We want to achieve things in our personal life by doing things we enjoy.

I have no control over what’s happening to me, and my life is being controlled by fate. This is the world’s greatest lie.

Don’t allow fear to stop you from doing what you want to do. If you can talk to your heart, then you can do anything you want to do.

Being God’s children means to forgive and love in all situations – good and bad. It means to be generous and forgiving of others, as well as ourselves.

Love is the seed from which our spiritual growth will sprout, love is how we grow in our spiritual journey.

I am not going to waste my talent and skills because I don’t believe that I can make a real difference in someone else’s life.

As I was saying, the people are capable of doing whatever they dream of.

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I have to fight against the enemy in order to test my strength.

The wise love more than the fool but the fool thinks he knows and therefore fails to understand love.

To live by your own legend is how you grow to become the best version of you.

The way we treat our environment will determine the condition of our surroundings and the kind of people we are as well.
Change your way of thinking and the world will change and respond to your change.

People have the courage to take risks by taking an action just for the sake of doing it.

When we give explanations, people hear what they want to hear, and ignore what they don’t want to.

If you think routine is dangerous, try adventure. It is lethal.

There is also a saying that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn. This means that things are likely to change and things are likely to get better.

‘Listen to your heart. It knows all things’ is a quote by Paulo Coelho, one of my favourite authors and the inspiration for The Alchemist. He has another nice quote; ‘when you follow your heart, you will find your life’.

I don’t see the point to this exercise. Why do people want to change everything and want it all to stay the same?

The text (or rather the translation) has nothing to do with this phrase, but it’s a good example of how a paraphrase can improve a translation.

I had everything I wanted: a job, a girlfriend, and a new life. This was the first time I felt I had all my dreams fulfilled, even though I was happy with the results.

There is a lot of pressure on us to “understand” other people and their situation. However, a lot of people feel they do not have to try to understand someone who views things differently from them. So, they will try to understand you and make you feel comfortable, rather than you trying to understand them and make them feel comfortable.

Don’t wait, and don’t forget. However, knowing which decision to take can be more painful.

When you find your path, you must not fear to make mistakes. You need to have the courage to face your problems and then you will see the way.


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