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Quotes………….I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God.~ Paulo Coelho Quotes There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.~ Paulo Coelho Quotes from The AlchemistInspirational Quotes on: Courage, Fear, Failure, Achieve, Dream When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.~ Paulo Coelho Quotes from The AlchemistFamous Quotes on: Goals, Commitment, Achieve I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals.~ Paulo Coelho Quotes from The ZahirSelf-Development Quotes on: Paulo Coelho, Pain Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose--and commit myself to--what is best for me.~ Paulo Coelho QuotesMotivational Quotes on: Commitment, Paulo Coelho, Best, Commit, Freedom We all have the ability…we just don't all have the courage to follow our dreams and to follow the signs.~ Paulo Coelho QuotesInspirational Quotes on: Courage, Paulo Coelho, Dreams, Dream, Follow We wouldn't worry nearly as much about what others thought of us if we recognize how seldom they do.~ Paulo Coelho QuoteIt was in 1988 when Paulo Coelho first published his now world-famous "The Alchemist". When I first read the allegorical novel in 1999 it became an instant favorite of mine. To me it is a modern classic. I like it so much that I bought seven copies of it in seven different international languages. They now adorn my bookshelf like trophies of lessons learned and remind me that when I really want something, the whole universe will conspire to make it happen.Here's ten of my most favorite quotations from Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist"."And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.""It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.""There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.""If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.""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?""'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 is 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.'""Love...

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