” Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once “

– Paulo Coelho

Though I consider reading as one of my favorite past times, I must admit that I don’t read much fiction. When I am immersed in a book, more often than not, it is either a personal development, leadership books and/or autobiographies of inspiring individuals.

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However, there are a handful of fiction authors whose works I absolutely devour and adore – Paulo Coelho, the renowned Brazilian author and poet, is certainly one of them.

Through the wildly popular “The Alchemist” to his lesser known literary works such as “The Witch of Portobello“,  Paulo Coelho never fails to inspire his readers with the abundance of life wisdom riddled in the pages of his books.

That said, here’s a collection of his best words of wisdom to uplift, inspire and motivate you to keep doing your best and make the most of life. Enjoy!

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