The best Quotes from The Fifth Mountain

The best Quotes from The Fifth Mountain

The Fifth Mountain (Portuguese: O Monte Cinco) is the work of Brazilian author Paulo Coelho published in Brazil in 1996. The book is author's interpretation of the story of Elijah, the old testament prophet and the tale of his trials, tribulations, and suffering all while learning about self love and his capacity to love and forgive his fellow beings.

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
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There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.

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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
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Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
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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.
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I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
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Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
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One day you will wake up and there wont be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.
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Those have most power to hurt us, that we love.
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.
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The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes.
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You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say!
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Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
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When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.
When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.
But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.
I've been in love before, it's like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to do anything for love.
Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
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Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.
You are what you believe yourself to be.
Her greatest problem was that she was a woman of the twenty-second century living in the twenty-first, and making no secret of the fact either. Did she pay a price? She certainly did.
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When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
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Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.
Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.

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