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You must always know what it is that you want.

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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.

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There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.

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Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.

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

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I'm going away," he said. "And I want you to know that I'm coming back. I love you because....""Don't say anything," Fatima interrupted. "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

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I'm like everyone else—I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.

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Dreams are the language of God.

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If there hadn't been a sixth day, man would not exist; copper would always be copper; and lead just lead. It's true that everything has its Personal Legend, but one day that Personal Legend will be realized. So each thing has to transform itself into something better, and to acquire a new Personal Legend, until, someday, the Soul of the World becomes one thing only.

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God has a prepared path for us to follow. We just have to read the omens he has left for us.

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There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.

83

Never stop dreaming.

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Everything in life has its price.

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People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.

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The boy and his heart had become friends, and neither was capable now of betraying the other.

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Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You've got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.

74

Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.

62

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

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But he was able to understand one thing: making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.

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I learned that the world has a soul, and that whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of things.

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Every second of the search is an encounter with God. When I have been truly searching for my treasure, every day has been luminous...I've discovered things along the way that I never would have seen had I not had the courage to try things that seemed impossible for a shepherd to achieve.

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All things are manifestations of one thing only.

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The wise men understood that this natural world is only an image and a copy of paradise. The existence of this world is simply a guarantee that there exists a world that is perfect. God created the world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom.

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Believe that if Allah wants you to know something, someone will tell you.

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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.

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We are afraid of losing what we have.

50

When you are in love, things make even more sense, he thought.

49

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.

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I'm afraid that if my dream is realized, I'll have no reason to go on living.

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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.

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So we contemplate each other, and we want each other, and I give it life and warmth, and it gives me my reason for living.

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Well, then, why should I listen to my heart?""Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet.

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Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested." The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.

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I only invoked what you already knew.

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Give yourself freedom to try out new thingsDon't be so set in your ways that you can't grow.

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Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.

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Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself.

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Maktub. If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day.

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To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

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And she already has her treasure: it’s you.

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You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love... the love that speaks the Language of the World.

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The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.

37

There must be a language that doesn't depend on words.

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I must have no fear of failure. It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the Master Work.

33

Isn't wine prohibited here?" the boy asked. "It's not what enters men's mouths that's evil," said the alchemist. "It's what comes out of their mouths that is.

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Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.

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Everyone has his or her own way of learning things. His way isn't the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we're both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.

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We have to be prepared for change.

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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.

29

I don't want to change anything, because I don't know how to deal with change.

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