Quotes by Paulo Coelho

quotes by Paulo Coelho

Best 2005 Quotes by Paulo Coelho

all women have a per quote by paulo coelho

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.

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i have seen many sto quote by paulo coelho

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

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i was not encouraged quote by paulo coelho

I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.

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writing is a solitar quote by paulo coelho

Writing is a solitary experience. I'm extremely superstitious. If I talk about the book or name the title out loud before finishing, I feel the energy I need to write will be drained. It's so intimate, I can't even share it with my wife.

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remember your dreams quote by paulo coelho

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.

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The major religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, they deny somehow that God has a feminine face. However, if you go to the holy texts, you see there is this feminine presence.

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I'm first and foremost a writer. I followed my personal legend, my childhood dream of becoming a writer, but I can't say why I'm one.

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I love almost everything about my work except conferences. I am too shy in front of an audience. But I love signings and having eye contact with a reader who already knows my soul.

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Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.

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I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.

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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.

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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.

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I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.

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In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.

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The gigantic tension before the shooting of an arrow, and the total relaxation seconds later, is my way of connecting to the universe.

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Jesus lived a life that was full of joy and contradictions and fights, you know? If they were to paint a picture of Jesus without contradictions, the gospels would be fake, but the contradictions are a sign of authenticity.

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

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I am not happy, and the quest for happiness as a principal objective is not part of my world. Of course, ever since I can remember, I have done what I felt like doing.

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I walk every day, and I look at the mountains and the fields and the small city, and I say: 'Oh my God, what a blessing.' Then you realise it's important to put it in a context beyond this woman, this man, this city, this country, this universe.

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

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It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.

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The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

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Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.

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However happy people say they are, nobody is satisfied: we always have to be with the prettiest woman, buy a bigger house, change cars, desire what we do not have.

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Everything is possible, from angels to demons to economists and politicians.

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Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.

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

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Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.

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I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price - which has been the case most of the time.

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I had this dream to become a writer since I was a teenager.

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I talk to my readers on social networking sites, but I never tell them what the book is about. Writing is lonely, so from time to time I talk to them on the Internet. It's like chatting at a bar without leaving your office. I talk with them about a lot of things other than my books.

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Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.

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Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.

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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.

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I have spent every New Year's Eve since 1992 in Lourdes. I spend the hour of my birth every year in the grotto. It's a place with meaning for me.

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When I'm dancing, I'm not thinking about anything. I am here. I am totally there. You know? And the feeling is a sensation of being away from myself. My soul dances with the angels, and my body dances with my wife.

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You're always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.

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I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset - tears are words waiting to be written.

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My literature is much more the result of a paradox than that of an implacable logic, typical of police novels. The paradox is the tension that exists in my soul.

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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.

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Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.

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Everybody is a political person, whether you say something or you are silent. A political attitude is not whether you go to parliament; it's how you deal with your life, with your surroundings.

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What I can say is that all my characters are searching for their souls, because they are my mirrors. I'm someone who is constantly trying to understand my place in the world, and literature is the best way that I found in order to see myself.

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Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.

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Writers are lampposts and critics are dogs. Ask lampposts what they think about dogs. Does the dog hurt the lamppost?

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I believe enlightenment or revelation comes in daily life. I look for joy, the peace of action. You need action. I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.

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I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.

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Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.

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I tweet in the morning and the evening. To write 12 hours a day, there is a moment when you're really tired. It's my relaxing time.

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

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When I write a book, I write a book for myself; the reaction is up to the reader. It's not my business whether people like or dislike it.

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You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

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Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.

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We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.

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It's not difficult for me to put my feelings into written form. I try to be concise and to go direct to the subject. This is what people like about my work, and what the critics hate.

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Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.

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Twitter is my bar. I sit at the counter and listen to the conversations, starting others, feeling the atmosphere.

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

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We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.

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I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.

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Once I found this possibility to use Twitter and Facebook and my blog to connect to my readers, I'm going to use it, to connect to them and to share thoughts that I cannot use in the book.

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I hate to be smart.

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Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

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I am a Catholic, not so committed to the church, but to the idea of the Virgin, the female face of God.

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I am a Catholic because I choose to be a Catholic. And then I go to the Mass because I choose. It is out of my free will.

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Do no 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.

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In war, the key to victory is the ability to surprise one's opponent.

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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.

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Borges said there are only four stories to tell: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the struggle for power and the voyage. All of us writers rewrite these same stories ad infinitum.

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How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?

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The unavoidable has touched the life of every human being on the face of the earth. Some have rebounded, others have given up--but all of us have felt the wings of tragedy brushing against us.

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We can see the Divine in each speck of dust, but that doesn't stop us from wiping it away with a wet sponge. The Divine doesn't disappear; it's transformed into the clean surface.

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When we venture in that unfamiliar sea, we trust blindly in those who guide us, believing that they know more than we do.

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As he was about to climb yet another dune, his heart whispered, Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That's where I am, and thats where your treasure is.

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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

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I needed to choose between the one thing that really filled m thoughts-my love for that woman-and losing my freedom and all the choices that the future promised me. To be honest, the decision was easy.-Lukas Jessen-Petersen

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But people normally marry, and then they want that locked in time, so they think they're not going to change. We're going to change. Everybody's going to change. So accepting that changes are part of our lives makes marriage a blessing and not a curse, because love is stronger than anything else.

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But emotions were, indeed, wild horses and they demanded to be heard. Brida let them run free for a while until they grew tired

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In order to have a spiritual life, you need not enter a seminary, or fast, or abstain, or take a vow of chastity. All you have to do is have faith and accept God. From then on, each of us becomes a part of His path. We become vehicles for His miracles."

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I ask myself: Are Defeats necessary ?Well,necessary or not, they happen.When we first begin fighting for our dream, we've no experience and make many mistakes.The Secret of life, though,is to fall seven times and to get up eight times !"

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Travelling to past lives is like making a hole in the floor and letting the flames of the fire in the apartment below scorch and burn the present"

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Everyday God gives us the sun, and also the moment in wich have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Our magic moment helps us to change and send us off in search of our dreams.

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

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Excessive caution destroys the soul and the heart, because living is an act of courage, and an act of courage is always an act of love.

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I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure

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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.

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He had not a cent in his pocket, but he had faith. He had decided, the night before, that he would be as much an adventurer as the ones he had admired in books.

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You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important.

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We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don't, our soul dies, and agape cannot reach it.

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His [Elijah] heart was beginning to give signs of alarm; he was enjoying being at this woman's side. Love could be a more frightening experience than standing before Ahab's soldier with an arrow aimed at his heart; if the arrow had struck him, he would be dead -and the rest was up to God. But if love struck him, he alone would have to take responsibility for the consequences.

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Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.

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Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.

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My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer, the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering s worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with Eternity.

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The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better." -- The Alchemist

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The alchemists spent years in their laboratories, observing the fire that purified the metals. They spent so much time close to the fire that gradually they gave up the vanities of the world. They discovered that the purification of the metals had led to a purification of themselves.

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The boy and his heart had become friends, and neither was capable now of betraying the other.

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It's not what enters men's mouth that is evil," said the alchemist. It's what comes out of their mouths that is.

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We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of moments that could have been found but were forever hidden in the sands.

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Don't think about what you've left behind" The alchemist said to the boy as they began to ride across the sands of the desert. "If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.

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If I could, I'd write a huge encyclopedia just about the words luck and coincidence

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I must have no fear of failure. It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the Master Work.

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You came so that you could learn about your dreams," said the old woman. "And dreams are the language of God. When he speaks in our language, I can interpret what he has said. But if he speaks in the language of the soul, it is only you who can understand.

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I like to use the term alchemy, which is the soul of the world, or those of Jung's collective unconscious. You connect with a space where everything is.

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Once upon a time, there was a prostitute called Maria. Wait a minute. "Once upon a time" is how all the best children's stories begin, and "prostitute" is a word for adults. How can I start a book with this apparent contradiction? But since, at every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss, let's keep that beginning.

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Trust and start walking. We are not alone in the dark, our path will unfold as we move.

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If we are alone, we become more alone. Life is strange

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In love you always win, even if you lose.

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What they forget is that, from Ancient Greece on, the people who returned from battle were either dead on their shields or stronger, despite and because of their scars.

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To change the world , we need to combine Ancient wisdom with new technologies

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The issue is not answering questions, but leaving discussions open. Not in the sense that probably one day you are going to have an answer or you are not going to have an answer. Just live your life, do what you have to do, what you are enthusiastic about doing.

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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.

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Hatred. Something almost as physical as walls, pianos, or nurses. She could almost touch the destructive energy leaking out of her body. She allowed the feeling to emerge, regardless of whether it was good or bad; she was sick of self-control, of masks, of appropriate behavior. Veronika wanted to spend her remaining two or three days of life behaving as inappropriately as she could.

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

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Mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity.

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Sometimes life is very mean: a person can spend days, weeks, months and years without feeling new. Then, when a door opens - a positive avalanche pours in. One moment, you have nothing, the next, you have more than you can cope with.

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Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.

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I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies

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A warrior accepts defeat. He does not treat it as a matter of indifference, nor does he attempt to transform it into a victory. The pain of defeat is bitter to him; he suffers at indifference and becomes desperate with loneliness. After all this has passed, he licks his wounds and begins everything anew. A warrior knows that war is made of many battles: he goes on

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Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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Be creative. Men only learnt how to fly when they stopped imitating birds.

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Hide your craziness behind a beautiful smile. That's all you need.

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Before I die, I want to fight for life.

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I want to continue being crazy; living my life the way I dream it, and not the way the other people want it to be.

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Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.

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People read a lot of stories about witches, fairies, paranormals, and children possessed by evil spirits. They go to films showing rituals featuring pentagrams, swords, and invocations. That's fine, people need to give free reign to their imagination and to go through certain stages. Anyone who gets through those stages without being deceived will eventually get in touch with the Tradition.

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A warrior of light knows that certain impossible battles are worth fighting and so he/she is not afraid of being disappointed, knowing the power of his/her love.

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The only way to save our dreams is by being generous with ourselves.

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

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The dangers is that every religion, including the Catholic one, says "I have the ultimate truth." Then you start to rely on the priest, the mullah, the rabbi, or whoever, to be responsible for your acts. In fact, you are the only one who is responsible.

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Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.

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The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.

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The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.

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In the first place, you shouldn't believe in promises. The world is full of them: the promises of riches, of eternal salvation, of infinite love. Some people think they can promise anything, others accept whatever seems to guarantee better days ahead, as, I suspect is your case. Those who make promises they don't keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.

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The biggest mistake of the man is that he thinks he doesn't deserve the good and the bad things from his life.

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I do believe that everything we see, everything that is in front of us is just the visible part of reality. We have the invisible part of reality, like emotions for example, like feelings. This is our perception of the world, but God is-as William Blake said-in a grain of sand and in a flower. This energy is everywhere.

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Her silence was the blank space between the words.

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Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.

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We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world.

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Use fear as an engine, not as a brake.

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Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle.

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But how will I know who my Soulmate is? Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life.

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It isn't expectations that carry us forward, it's our desire to go on.

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But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love.

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Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.

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As he looked up at the clouds or down at the precipice, he realized that this woman was the most important thing in his life; that she was the explanation, the sole reason for the existence of those rocks, that sky, that winter. If she were not there with him, it wouldn't matter if all the angels of heaven came flying down to comfort him--Paradise would make no sense.

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Sometimes, certain of God's blessings arrive by shattering all the windows. (Brida)

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Don't you think you're quite young?' 'I'm twenty-one,' said Brida. 'If I wanted to start learning ballet, I'd be conseidered too old.

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Choosing a path means having to miss out on others

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Every new book is a challenge. I could, of course, have stopped many years ago if it was only for money. But no, it is about building bridges among cultures, different cultures. When you want someone to understand something that is not forcefully in your culture, you use stories.

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She Knows three things: (a) that men are less treacherous than women; (b) that they never notice what a woman is wearing because they're always mentally undressing her, (c) that as long as you've got breasts,thighs,buttocks and belly in good trim, you can conquer the world.

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It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you succeed, you start to realize that you're capable of far more than you imagined.

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The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.

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Love doesn't limit itself to relationships: it is a celebration of life.

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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. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

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I believe that I am guided by chance encounters. I believe in the miracle of chance encounters.

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God always offers us a second chance in life.

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Don't let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live in the future.

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It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.

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She wants to drink that man too, and then she can forget forever the cheap wine that you gulp down and that makes you feel drunk, but always leaves you with a headache and an empty space in your soul.

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Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

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I don't choose. Normally it's the book that chooses me.

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Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul.

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When we're interested in something, everything around us appears to refer to it (the mystics call these phenomena "signs," the sceptics "coincidence," and psychologists "concentrated focus," although I've yet to find out what term historians should use).

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Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.

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Temptation said that we all dream of committing crimes, but that only the unbalanced make that macabre idea a reality.

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To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.

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That is what marks out the warrior: the knowledge that willpower and courage are not the same thing. Courage can attract fear and adulation, but willpower requires patience and commitment. Men and women with immense willpower are generally solitary types and give off a kind of coolness. Many people mistakenly think that (they) are cold (people) when nothing could be further from the truth.

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If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.

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That is the Mongolian creation myth: out of two different natures love is born. In contradiction, love grows in strength. In confrontation and transformation, love is preserved.

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You have a personal legend to fulfil, period. It is of no matter if others support you, or criticise you, ignore or tolerate you. You are doing that because that is your destiny on this earth, and the source of any joy.

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Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams.

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of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible-and the most powerful-was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues.

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Once in a mental hospital, a person grows used to the freedom that exists in the world of madness and becomes addicted to it. You no longer have to take on responsibilities, to struggle to earn your daily bread, to be bothered with repetitive, mundane tasks. You could spend hours looking at a picture or making absurd doodles. Everything is torelated because, after all, the person is mentally ill.

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If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.

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Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested." The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.

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A disciple...can never imitate his guide's steps. You have your own way of living your life, of dealing with problems, and of winning. Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

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When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

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But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.

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The devil is in the detail.

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We make a lot of detours, but we're always heading for the same destination

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Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.

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Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

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I will be able to love above all discontentment. To give even when I am stripped of everything. To dry tears even when I am still crying. To believe even when I am discredited.

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making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.

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Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.

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I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.

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I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals.

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Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

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Publishers see free downloads as threatening the sales of the book.

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Dreaming carries no risks. The dangerous thing is trying to transform your dreams into reality.

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Dream and love are just words - until you decide to experience them

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

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The young all have the same dream: to save the world. Some quickly forget this dream, convinced that there are more important things to do, like having a family, earning money, traveling, and learning a foreign language. Others, though, decide that it really is possible to make a difference in society and to shape the world we will hand on to future generations.

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Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?

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At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.

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In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.

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It is not time that changes man nor knowledge the only thing that can change someone's mind is love.

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No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone

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Sometimes, you get no second chance and that its best to accept the gifts the world offers you.

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How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly?

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When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left!

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Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or--such is the pleasure they experience--they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.

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The aim of every human being is to understand the meaning of total love.

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everyone knows how to love because we are all born with that gift.

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No one owns anything. Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them. And if nothing belongs to me, then there's no point wasting my time looking after things that aren't mine.

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In Eleven Minutes, I started with the question of why sexuality is considered one of the major issues in life.

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My readers - and I get 400 emails for a day, my readers normally they say, well, you understand me, and I answer, you do understand me also. We are in the same level.

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Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.

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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.

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All my life, I thought of love as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that's a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves most wholeheartedly.

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Esther, however, was the only woman who understood one very simple thing: in order to be able to find her, I first had to find myself.

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Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.

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Simply having the courage to say senseless things made me euphoric. I was free, with no need to seek or to give explanations for what I was doing. This freedom lifted me to the heavens - where greater love, one that forgives everything and never allows you to feel abandoned, once again enveloped me.

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Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

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If you have a dream , don't waste your energies explaining why.

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I am surprised how difficult for people is to say "I love you". They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear "I love you too" back. C'mon! Spread the energy of love without expecting anything! Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave

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Investing a lot of time and money in external beauty and caring little about internal beauty.

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The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

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They say that extroverts are unhappier than introverts and have to compensate for this by constantly proving to themselves how happy and contented and at ease with life they are.

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Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death.

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People give flowers as present because flowers contain true meaning of love. Anyone who tries to posses a flower will have to watch its beauty fading. But if you simply look at a flower in the field, you'll keep it forever. That is what the forest taught me. That you will never be mine, and that is why i will never lose you.

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In true love you want your partner to be happy. In false love you want your partner.

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Following fashion trends, however ridiculous or uncomfortable.

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Death frees from the fear of dying

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That is why embittered people find heroes and madmen a perennial source of fascination, for they have no fear of life or death. Both heroes and madmen are indifferent to danger and will forge ahead regardless of what other people say.

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We all have other halves, and when they're feeling bad, we get a little piece of the pain

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The only faults considered grave are the following: not respecting the rights of one's neighbor, letting oneself be paralyzed by fear, feeling guilty, thinking one does not deserve the good and bad which occurs in life, and being a coward.

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Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.

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The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the good fight.

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No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help.

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The future would end up finding out the truth about the past.

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Its best to live as if it were the first and last day of my life.

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Attacking or fleeing are part of the struggle; being paralysed by fear is not.

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Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents.

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Long since, the desert wind wiped away our footprints in the sand. But at every second of my existence, I remember what happened, and you still walk in my dreams and in my reality. Thank you for having crossed my path.

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If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.

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Every man hath the right to doubt his task, and to forsake it from time to time; but what he must not do is forget it. Whoever doubteth not himself is unworthy -for in his unquestioning belief in his ability, he commiteth the sin of pride. Blessed are they who go through moments of indecision.

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Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend.

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The gods throw the dice and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not.

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Feelings should always be allowed to be free. You should not judge a future love by past suffering.

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The fool who loves giving advice on our garden never tends his own plants

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God is love, generosity and forgiveness; if we believe in this, we will never allow our weaknesses to paralyse us.

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The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams.

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The warrior of light knows that everything around him - his victories, his defeats, his enthusiasm and his despondency - form part of his Good Fight.

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All life's battles teach us something, even those we lose. When you grow up, you'll discover that you have defended lies, deceived yourself, or suffered foolishness. If you're a good warrior you will not blame yourself for this, but neither will you allow your mistakes to repeat themselves.

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The great wisdom of life is that we can be masters of the things that try to enslave us.

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Life is absolutely insane. Yes, life is insane but the great wisdom lies in choosing your insanity wisely.

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... but the greatest wisdom is blinded by the glare of vanity.

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I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things.

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The most powerful hallucinogen in this planet is called Love. Highly Addictive! You will see and hear things that don't exist!

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Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.

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What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.

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The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.

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Too often, we decide to follow a path that is not really our own, one that others have set for us. We forget that...in both cases we will pass through both difficult and happy moments. But when we are living our dream, the difficulties we encounter make sense.

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When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.

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Stay close to those who are not afraid to be vulnerable, because they have confidence in themselves and know that, at some point in our lives, we all stumble; they do not interpret this as a sign of weakness, but of humanity. Avoid those who talk a great deal before acting, those who never take a step without being quite sure that it will bring them respect.

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None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.

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We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.

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Lie down on the ground and feel the planet's heart beating.

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So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

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Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.

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Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

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Only someone who can say 'I love you' is capable of saying 'I forgive you.

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I'm going away," he said. "And I want you to know that I'm coming back. I love you because...." "Don't say anything," Fatima interrupted. "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

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I love you because all the loves in the world are like different rivers flowing into the same lake where they meet and are transformed into a single love that becomes rain and blesses the earth.

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I love you like a river that begins as a solitary trickle in the mountains and gradually grows and joins other rivers until, after a certain point, it can flow around any obstacle in order to get where it wants.

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If one partner gives himself completely, he breaks down the barriers of the other, however strong they may be. Because the act of giving means: "I trust you". The other, who to begin with may feel rather intimidated, wanting to prove things which aren't even under discussion, is unarmed by the spontaneity of such an attitude, and relaxes. At that moment, true sexual energy comes into play.

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If I believe I will win, then victory will believe in me.

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But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.

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You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself. But the opposite is also true; without strong self-belief you will not go far.

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If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.

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Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.

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However good we are, however correctly we seek to lead our lives, tragedies do occur. We can blame others, look for justification, imagine how our lives would have been different without them. But none of that matters: they have happened, and that is that. From this point on, it is necessary that we review our own lives, overcome fear, and begin the process of reconstruction.

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The boy was beginning to understand that intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything, because it's all written there.

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For the Warrior of Light there is no such thing as an impossible love. He is not intimidated by silence, indifference or rejection. He knows that, behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire. Without love, he is nothing.

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For the Warrior, there is no such thing as an impossible love.

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It is not enough to dream of the Impossible Love - it is necessary to conquer it too.

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This time I m not going to tell you a story. I'll just say that insanity is the inability to communicate your ideas. It's as if you were in a foreign country, able to see and understand everything that's going on around you but incapable of explaining what you need to know or of being helped, because you don't understand the language they speak there.

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Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.

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He seemed to be talking about my fears, my insecurity, and my unwillingness to see what was wonderful because tomorrow it might disappear and I might suffer. The gods throw the dice, and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not.

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I think that perhaps we always fall in love the very first instant we see the man of our dreams, even though, at the time, reason may be telling us otherwise, and we may fight against that instinct, hoping against hope that we won't win, until there comes a point when we allow ourselves to be vanquished by our feelings.

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A good, true, intense love is not complete without madness.

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If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.

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No, I never saw an angel, but it is irrelevant whether I saw one or not. I feel their presence around me.

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Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.

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The Soul of the World is nourished by people's happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one's Personal Legend is a person's only real obligation. All things are one.

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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.

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If you spend too much time trying to find out what is good or bad about someone else, you'll forget your own soul and end up exhausted and defeated by the energy you have wasted in judging others.

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If everyone there just lived their lives and let others do the same, God would be in every moment, in every grain of mustard, in the fragment of cloud that is there and then gone the following moment. God was there and yet people believed they still had to go on looking, because it seemed too simple to accept that life was an act of faith.

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There is no sin but the lack of love.

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The only reason anyone would sell salt more cheaply than usual would be because he was desperate for money. And anyone who took advantage of that situation would be showing a lack of respect for the sweat and struggle of the man who laboured to produce it.

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The world has never been as divided as it is now, what with religious wars, genocides, a lack of respect for the planet, economic crisis, depression, poverty, with everyone wanting instant solutions to at least some of the world's problems or their own. And things only look bleaker as we head into future.

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The first indication that we are killing our dreams is lack of time. The second indication of the death of our dreams is certainty. The third indication that our dreams are dead is peace.

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I see is that there are many people who destroy their marriages because of one-night stands with someone else. And as the French say, "C'est ne pas grave." It's not something easy to swallow, but at the same time, it does not justify you to end a long-lasting relationship because something happened.

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I love you', though, were three words she had often heard during her twenty-two years, and it seemed to her that they were now completely devoid of meaning, because they had never turned into anything serious or deep, never translated into a lasting relationship.

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That's how love got lost ... when we started laying down rules for when love should or shouldn't appear.

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I am in the Aleph, the point at which everything is in the same place at the same time. I'm at a window, looking out at the world and its secret places, poetry lost in time and words left hanging in space...sentences that are perfectly understood, even when left unspoken. Feelings that simultaneously exalt and suffocate.

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Only three things can change our lives dreams, suffering and love

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The best way to serve God is by going in search of your own dreams. Only the happy can spread happiness.

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Warriors of light frequently ask themselves what they are doing here. Very often they believe their lives have no meaning. That is why they are warriors of light. Because they make mistakes. Because they ask questions. Because they continue to look for a meaning. And, in the end, they will find it.

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Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly

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You will fail many times but in failing you'll learn and in learning you'll find your way. Remember, there are no mistakes in life but only lessons, and lessons will keep on repeating until learned

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We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.

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Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.

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Don't live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first.

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Long distance relationships are living proof that love is not just physical. I can feel you next to me even when you're thousands of miles away. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

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Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.

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If there is any possible consolation in the tragedy of losing someone we love very much, it's the necessary hope that perhaps it was for the best.

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That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.

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A Warrior of Light needs love. Love and affection are part of his nature. He makes use of solitude, but is not used by it.

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If he waits for the ideal moment, he will never set off; he requires a touch of madness to take the next step. The warrior uses that touch of madness. For - in both love and war - it is impossible to foresee everything.

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Love transforms, Love heals. But sometimes it lays deadly traps and ends up destroying the person who decided to surrender himself completely.

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In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.

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In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.

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Love your enemy. But don't forget he is not your friend

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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.

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No one can posses an afternoon of rain beating against the window, or the serenity of a sleeping child, or the magical moment when the waves break on the rocks. No one can posses the beautiful things of this Earth, but we can know them and love them. It is through such moments that God reveals himself to mankind.

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Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated ... Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.

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Nobody is worth your tears, and the one who is won't make you cry

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Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.

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Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better

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Remember the saying, What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger? It's true!

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Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures.

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

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The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you.

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That 'simple desire' to share something meant that we could enter the world of language without words, where everything is always clear and there is no danger of being misinterpreted.

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and that, in the end, the most interesting people always leave.

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Each day for me is a musical note that I use to compose the symphony of my life.

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My smile is my way of saying: "You can destroy my body, but not my soul.

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The lake was silent for some time. Finally, it said: "I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.

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When a sense of dissatisfaction persists, that means it was placed there by God for one reason only: you need to change everything and move forward.

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People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.

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A warrior never gives in to fear when he is searching for what he needs. Without love, he is nothing.

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If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule. Never lie to yourself.

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Never stop dreaming and follow the omens.

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Try to live with the same intensity as a child. He doesn't ask for explanations; he dives into each day as if it were a new adventure and, at night, sleeps tired and happy.

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All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step

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There is nothing worse than the feeling that no one cares whether we exists or not, that no one is interested in what we have to say about life, and that the world can continue turning without our awkward presence

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Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.

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Nothing lasts forever ... pain and troubles included.

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When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.

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Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.

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When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.

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On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don't stop

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There was a time when people accepted magical experiences as natural. There were no priests then, and no one went chasing after the secrets of the occult.

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Omens are a language, it's the alphabet we develop to speak to the world's soul, or the universe's, or God's, whatever name you want to give it. Like an alphabet, it is individual, you only learn it by making mistakes, and that keeps you from globalizing the spiritual quest.

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If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be this: don't be intimidated by other peoples' opinions.

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If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear.

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As long as you still have one bridge left, nothing is lost. But from the moment that you cannot even understand the storytelling or the music of other cultures anymore, then we become strangers to each other and the situation will become very complicated.

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Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows in our eyes.

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Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.

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Love fills everything. It cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. Anyone who tries to imprison love will cut off the spring that feeds it, and the trapped water will grow stagnant.

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The Martyr finds her way to self-knowledge through pain, suffering, and surrender.

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The landscape changes, so enjoy it: of course, you have to have an objective in mind - to reach the top. But as you are going up, more things can be seen, and it's no bother to stop now and again and enjoy the panorama around you. At every meter conquered, you can see a little further, so use this to discover things that you still had not noticed.

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We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.

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If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it

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I saw that everything really was written there before me, and that the doors had only been closed before because I hadn't realized that I was the one person in the world with the authority to open them.

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When we boldly seek love, love reveals itself to us, and we end up attracting more love. If one person loves us, everybody loves us.

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An enemy always represents a weakness. This might be fear of physical pain, but it could also be a premature sense of victory or the desire to abandon the fight because it is no longer worthwhile.

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If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise," said the seer. "If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.

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Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over & over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

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To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.

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We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.

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If theater is ritual, then dance is too... It's as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.

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Anyone who is observant, who discovers the person they have always dreamed of, knows that sexual energy comes into play before sex even takes place. The greatest pleasure isn't sex, but the passion with which it is practiced. When the passion is intense, then sex joins in to complete the dance, but it is never the principal aim.

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