Its best to live as if it were the first and last day of my life.
But my heart is agitated, It has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it's become passionate over a woman of the desert. It asks things of me, and it keeps me from sleeping many nights, when I'm thinking about her
It's now what enters men's mouths that's evil. It's what comes out of their mouths that is.
Those who don't understand their personal legends will fail to comprehend its teachings.
People no longer try to decipher the mystery of life but choose instead to be a part of it.
The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort
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.
She was doing it because she had nothing to lose, because her life was one of constant, day to day frustration.
He had to choose beween something he had been accustomed to and something he wanted to have.
Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way.
When you make a decision, you are really diving in a strong current that will bring you to places you never dreamed of when you first made that decision
Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.
I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I'm a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other.
All things are manifestations of one thing only.
If you concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. You'll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens...Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now.
The boy reached through to the Soul of the World, and saw that it was part of the Soul of God. And he saw that the Soul of God was his own soul. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles.
I start to think that I'm losing the love I have without having yet won the love I hope to win.
Je gl?cklicher die Menschen sein k÷nnen, desto ungl?cklicher werden sie.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realise their Personal Legend
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.
To realise one's destiny is a person's only real obligation.
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.
The happier people can be, the unhappier they are.
And the person who loves wholeheartedly feels free.
She wasn't a victim of fate, she was running her own risks, pushing beyond her own limits, experiencing things which, one day, in the silence of her heart, in the tedium of old age, she would remember almost with nostalgia - however absurd that might seem.
He hadn't a cent in his pocket, but he had faith !
People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be unable to achieve them.
When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.
Because of that she had never had enough energy to be herself, a person who, like everyone else in the world, needed other people in order to be happy. But other people were so difficult. They reacted in unpredictable ways, they surrounded themselves with defensive walls, they behaved just as she did, pretending they didn't care about anything. When someone more open to life appeared, they either rejected them outright or made them suffer, consigning them to being inferior, ingenuous.
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