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Top Ten Amazing Quotes from Paulo Coelho’s Bestseller: The Alchemist

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The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian Author (Net worth – 500 million USD), is an international bestseller. The book has sold more than 160 million copies across the globe.

I always wondered why many successful people, including Will Smith, recommended the book.

Despite the recommendations, I never read the book because I seldom read fiction. However, I decided to read it when Menna Van Prag, an English Novelist, mentioned it in an interview where she was talking about how people can realize their dreams.

I finished reading the book in two days and I knew why people praised it.

This book is for dreamers, and its main message is that we will achieve our dreams if we go after them. It’s a very inspiring book, and it reinforced my self-confidence.

I felt I must share with you the most remarkable quotes I noted from the book. Hope you will love them.

  1. ‘It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.’ – Paulo Coelho
  2. ‘If God leads the sheep so well, then he can also lead a man.’ – Paulo Coelho
  3. ‘Intuition is a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything because it’s all written there.’ – Paulo Coelho
  4. ‘Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than 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.’ – Paulo Coelho
  5. ‘When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It’s always a positive force.’ – Paulo Coelho
  6. ‘It’s only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work.’ – Paulo Coelho
  7. ‘Live in the moment because if good things are coming they will be a pleasant surprise, and if bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.’ – Paulo Coelho
  8. ‘Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return.’ – Paulo Coelho
  9. ‘It’s true that life is generous to those who pursue their dreams/personal legends.’ – Paulo Coelho
  10. ‘People need not to fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want. 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.’ – Paulo Coelho

Bonus

‘Following Your Dream is like learning a foreign language; you will make mistakes but you will get there in the end’-Paulo Coelho

If you have read The Alchemist, feel free to add more quotes you noted in the book.

I RESPECT YOU PAULO COELHO. YOU MOVED ME

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  1. Debbie

    March 25, 2018 at 7:29 am

    These quotes are really inspiring. I like this one most. “It’s true that life is generous to those who pursue their dreams”

    • Isaac Wechuli

      March 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks. and please read the alchemist.
      it’s a cool book. i used to ignore it but i was amazed by the wonderful story after i laid my hands on it…wonderful book

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20 More Insightful Verses from the Book of Sirach –Part 2

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Last week, I posted the top 25 insightful verses from the Book of Sirach, and I later realized that there are more amazing verses from the book that I didn’t mention.

For this reason, this article is a continuation of that post as it provides more insightful verses from the book.

Enjoy:

37: 1 – ‘Every friend declares his friendship, but there are friends who are friends in name only.’

37: 4 – ‘A false friend will share your joys, but in time of trouble he stands afar off.’

37: 8 – ‘Be on the alert when one proffers advice, find out first of all what he wants. For he may be thinking of himself alone; why should the profit fall on him?’

37: 10 – ‘Seek no advice from one who regards you with hostility; from those who envy you, keep your intentions hidden.’

37: 15 – ‘Most important of all, pray to God to set your feet in the path of truth.’

38: 9 – ‘My son, when you are ill, delay not, but pray to God, who will heal you.’

38: 23 – ‘With the departed dead, let memory fade. Rally your courage, once the soul has left.’

39: 16 – ‘The works of God are all of them good, in its own time every need is supplied.’

39: 33 – ‘The works of God are all of them good; every need when it comes he fills.’

39: 34 – ‘There is no need to say: This is not as good as that for each shows its worth at the proper time.’

40: 25 – ‘Gold and silver make one’s way secure, but better than either, sound judgment.’

40: 28 – ‘My son, live not the life of a beggar, better to die than to beg.’

40; 23 – ‘A brother, a helper are good in times of stress, but better than ever, a prudent wife.’

42: 18 -21 – ‘The Most High possesses all knowledge, and sees from the past the things that are to come; he makes known the past and the future and reveals the deepest secrets. No understanding does he lack; no single thing escapes him. Perennial is his almighty wisdom; he is from all eternity the one and the same.’

42: 24 – ‘The universe lives and abides forever, to meet each need, each creature is preserved.’

51: 7 – 8 – ‘I turned every way, but there was no one to help me, I looked for one to sustain me, but could find no one. But then I remembered the mercies of the Lord, and his kindness through the past ages.’’

51: 13 – ‘When I was young and innocent, I sought wisdom. She came to me in her beauty, and until the end, I will cultivate her.’

51: 28 – ‘Acquire but a little instruction; you will win silver and gold through wisdom.’

51: 29 – ‘Let your spirits rejoice in the mercy of God, and be not ashamed to give him praise.’

51: 30 – ‘Work at your tasks in due season and in his own time God will give you your reward.’

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Top 25 Insightful Verses From the Book of Sirach

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Top 25 Insightful Verses From the Book of Sirach

Several Christians believe The Book of Sirach – considered a ‘wisdom book’ – was excluded from the Bible because it was not divinely inspired. However, many historians believe it was excluded for political reasons.

I always believe wisdom is found in the books that the early church and government didn’t want the masses to access.  For this reason, I read the book of Sirach despite the controversies surrounding it.

Here are the most insightful verses from it:

Sirach:

1: 1 – ‘All wisdom comes from the Lord, and with him, it remains forever.’

2:2 – ‘Be sincere and steadfast, undisturbed in times of adversity.’

2: 4 – ‘Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be present.’

3: 10 – ‘He who does kindness is remembered afterward; when he falls, he finds support.’

5: 13 – 14 – ‘Be swift to hear, but slow to answer. If you have the knowledge, answer your neighbor; if not, put your hand over your mouth.’

6: 14 – 15 – ‘A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price; no sum can balance his worth.’

7: 32 – ‘To the poor man also extend your hand, that your blessing may be complete.’

10: 6 – ‘No matter what the wrong, do no violence to your neighbor, and do not walk the path of arrogance.’

11: 1 – ‘The poor man’s wisdom lifts his head high and sets him among princes.’

11: 17 – ‘The Lord’s gift remains with the just; his favor brings continued success.’

11: 21 – ‘Trust in the Lord and wait for his light; for it is easy with the LORD suddenly, in an instant, to make a poor man rich.’

12: 1 – ‘If you do good, know for whom you are doing it, and your kindness will have its effect.’

14: 20 -‘Happy is the man who meditates on wisdom, and reflects on knowledge.’

19: 1 – ‘He who wastes the little he has will be stripped bare.’

20:8 – ‘Some misfortunes bring success; some things gained are a man’s loss.’

22: 7 – ‘Teaching a fool is like gluing a broken pot, or like disturbing a man in the depths of sleep.’

22: 23 – ‘Make fast friends with a man while he is poor, thus will you enjoy his prosperity with him. In time of trouble remain true to him, so as to share in his inheritance when it comes.’

23: 20 – ‘He who knows all things before they exist still knows them after they are made.’

27: 12 – ‘Limit the time you spend among fools, but frequent the company of thoughtful men.’

28: 13 – ‘Cursed be gossips and the double-tongued, for they destroy the peace of many.’

30: 16 – ‘No treasure greater than a healthy body, no happiness than a joyful heart.’

30: 24 – ‘Envy and anger shorten one’s life, worry brings on premature old age.’

31: 22 – ‘In whatever you do be moderate, and no sickness will befall you.’

33: 7 – ‘Why is one day more important than another, when it is the sun that lights up every day.’

37: 15 – ‘Most important of all, pray to God to set your feet in the path of truth.’

Hope you enjoyed the insightful verses from the book of Sirach. What are your thoughts on these verses? Which did you love the most?

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