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Paulo Coelho – The Way of the Bow

My favorite quotes from the book of Paulo Coelho - The way of the bow:

“But never hold back from firing the arrow if all that paralyses you is fear of making a mistake. If you have made the right movements, open your hand and release the string. Even if the arrow fails to hit the target, you will learn how to improve your aim next time.”

Paulo Coelho, The Way of the Bow

“We should never judge people without first learning to hear and to respect them.”

Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Bow

“Continue in the way of the bow, for it is a whole life’s journey, but remember that a good, accurate shot is very different from one made with peace in your soul.”

Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Bow

“What is a master? I would say that he is not someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to do his best to discover a knowledge he already has in his soul.”

Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Bow

“they are people who are not afraid of making mistakes and who do, therefore, make mistakes, which is why their work often goes unrecognised.”

Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Bow

“Yet they are just the kind of people who transform the world and, after many mistakes, manage to do something that can make a real difference in their community.”

Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Bow

“Use your bad moments to discover what makes you tremble. Use your good moments to find your road to inner peace.”

Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Bow

“People always judge others by taking as a model their own limitations, and other people’s opinions are often full of prejudice and fear. Join with all those who experiment,”

Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Bow

“take risks, fall, get hurt and then take more risks. Stay away from those who affirm truths, who criticise those who do not think like them, people who have never once taken a step unless they were sure they would be respected”

Paulo Coelho, The Way Of The Bow

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