The Alchemist

Posted: February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Quotes from The Alchemist
….I stumbled upon in cyberspace… I read this book a long time ago. Its messages resonates across so many of the books I have read and the wisdom of those who have trudged the rugged road.

“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.

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to
achieve it…

To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.
God only rarely reveals the future. When he does so, it is for one reason:
it’s a future that was written so as to be altered.

It’s not what enters men’s mouths that’s evil, it’s what comes out of their
mouths that is.

The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never
to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead
their lives, but none about his or her own.

…at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us,
and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the worlds greatest lie.

…there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is
that you do, when you really want something, its because that desire
originated in the soul of the universe. Its your mission on earth.
We have to take advantage when luck is on our side, and do as much to
help it as its doing to help us. Its called the principle of favorability. Or
beginners luck.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the
history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.

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

A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such
speed. It feels an impulsion … this is the place to go now. But the sky
knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know,
too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond the horizons.
The problem is that the sheeps don’t even realise that they are walking a
new road every day. They don’t see that the fields are new and the
seasons change. All they think about is food and water. Maybe we’re all
that way, the boy mused. Even me – I haven’t thought of other women
since I met the merchant’s daughter.”

 

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