The Alchemist — 24 Quotes & 2 Lessons [ By Paulo Coelho ]

The Alchemist — 24 Quotes &  2 Lessons  [ By  Paulo Coelho ]

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Quotes and the lessons that I personally learned from THE ALCHEMIST, not just fascinated me but also change my point of view toward the omens. Not surprisingly, every novel has the power to enthrall humans, but the alchemist has the power to change your life — just like self-help but actually not self-help.

In my words, it is a fictional self-help book written by Paulo Coelho from brazil. Before getting down into it, I want to give you my favor — at any time, anywhere you are, read this book once in your life.

There are 27 quotes and 1 lesson that I personally learn and want to share with you guys is listed.

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27 Quotes From The Alchemist.

1. “It’s this: that 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 world’s greatest lie.”

2. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

3. “He never realized that people are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

4. “Whoever has money is never really alone.”

5. “If God leads the sheep so well, he will also lead a man.”

6. “Don’t forget that everything you deal with is only one thing and nothing else. And don’t forget the language of omens.”

7. “But, if you can, try to make your own decisions. The treasure is at the Pyramids; that you already knew.”

8. “Don’t offer something you didn’t even have yet.”

9. “Learn to recognize omens, and follow them,”

10. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.”

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11.“I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure,” he said to himself.

12. “Looking around, he sought his sheep and then realized that he was in a new world. But instead of being saddened, he was happy.“

13. “If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world.“

14. “The practiced eyes of the crystal merchant could see that the boy had no money to spend.”

15. “There was a moment of silence so profound that it seemed the city was asleep.”

16. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.“

17. “Maktub — ‘It is written.’”

18. “Never stop dreaming,”

19. “Life attracts life,”

20. “One is loved because one is loved.”

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

22. “Who are happy have God within them.”

23. “When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.”

24. “Your eyes show the strength of your soul,”

25. “Men have never understood the words of the wise.”

26. ‘Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.’

27. “Your dream is like learning a foreign language; you will make mistakes but you will get there in the end.”

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A lesson that I learned from THE ALCHEMIST

“A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for forty days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived.

“Rather than finding a saintly man, though, our hero, on entering the main room of the castle, saw a hive of activity: tradesmen came and went, people were conversing in the corners, a small orchestra was playing soft music, and there was a table covered with platters of the most delicious food in that part of the world. The wise man conversed with everyone, and the boy had to wait for two hours before it was his turn to be given the man’s attention.

“The wise man listened attentively to the boy’s explanation of why he had come but told him that he didn’t have time just then to explain the secret of happiness. He suggested that the boy look around the palace and return in two hours.

“‘Meanwhile, I want to ask you to do something,’ said the wise man, handing the boy a teaspoon that held two drops of oil. ‘As you wander around, carry this spoon with you without allowing the oil to spill.’

“The boy began climbing and descending the many stairways of the palace, keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon. After two hours, he returned to the room where the wise man was.

“‘Well,’ asked the wise man, ‘did you see the Persian tapestries that are hanging in my dining hall? Did you see the garden that it took the master gardener ten years to create? Did you notice the beautiful parchments in my library?’

“The boy was embarrassed, and confessed that he had observed nothing. His only concern had been not to spill the oil that the wise man had entrusted to him.

“‘Then go back and observe the marvels of my world,’ said the wise man. ‘You cannot trust a man if you don’t know his house.’

“Relieved, the boy picked up the spoon and returned to his exploration of the palace, this time observing all of the works of art on the ceilings and the walls. He saw the gardens, the mountains all around him, the beauty of the flowers, and the taste with which everything had been selected. Upon returning to the wise man, he related in detail everything he had seen.

“‘But where are the drops of oil I entrusted to you?’ asked the wise man.

“Looking down at the spoon he held, the boy saw that the oil was gone.

“‘Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you,’ said the wisest of wise men. ‘The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.’”

The shepherd said nothing. He had understood the story the old king had told him. A shepherd may like to travel, but he should never forget about his sheep.

I don’t want to put my comments. What you learn will help you to live your life more happily and profoundly.

Curiously, I want to know what you think about THE ALCHEMIST in the comment section.

Rakshit Makvana

A man who loves his pen more than his tooth-brush. Books and the Typewriter are made me a voracious reader and writer and give the opportunity to share my wisdom.

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