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23 Quotes From The Alchemist That Will Inspire Anyone

“Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.”

alchemist586“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, the fable about following your dreams, follows the journey of one Santiago, who has abandoned his duties as a shepherd, to realize his destiny and find his treasure. After a recurring dream and an encounter with a disguised king, he travels to Egypt in pursuit of the Pyramids and his treasure. On the way, he meets a a series of people who teach him about love, fate, and achieving your true destiny. This book has increasingly become an influential read, filled with inspirational life lessons. Pharrell Williams, Will Smith, and  Shameik Moore (Dope Movie) are only a few of the many celebrities and millennials who have been inspired by this book. I personally have the read the book three times. If you haven’t read the book, I suggest you do. But in the meantime, here are 23 quotes from “The Alchemist” that will inspire anyone.

  1. It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

  2. It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.

  3. Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something , it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.

  4. People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

  5. If you start out by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work toward getting it.

  6. When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.

  7. Don’t forget that everything you deal with is only one things and nothing else.

  8. Never stop dreaming.

  9. Making a decision was only the beginning of things.

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

  11. When you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.

  12. I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.

  13. Some one in the world awaits you, whether it’s in the middle of the desert or in some great city.

  14. The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it.

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

  16. There is only one way to learn. It’s through action.

  17. Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.

  18. And anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.

  19. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

  20. When we strive to becomes better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

  21. No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world.

  22. No project is completed until its objective has been achieved.

  23. Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

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