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The wise are wise only because they love.
by Paulo Coelho

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

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho PHOTO

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

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.
- Paulo Coelho

 

One is loved because one is loved.
No reason is needed for loving.
- Paulo Coelho

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

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

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If you start by promising what you don't even have yet,
you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
- Paulo Coelho

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

No one can lie, no one can hide anything,
when he looks directly into someone's eyes.
- Paulo Coelho

Be brave.
Take risks.
Nothing can substitute experience.
- Paulo Coelho

When you want something, all the universe conspires
in helping you to achieve it.
- Paulo Coelho

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

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
- Paulo Coelho

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

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never
be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way
people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back -
and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles
that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents
God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho

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.
- Paulo Coelho

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

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.
- Paulo Coelho

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

Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.
- Paulo Coelho

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

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.
- Paulo Coelho

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't
always have to be their top priority.
- William Arthur Ward

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
- Dean Inge

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages
are perpetuated by quotations.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him,
and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
- Duke Ellington


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