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Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

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“My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.” Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams.”
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.
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  • Sam Nordienshared an impression8 years ago

    One of the most motivational books I have ever read. Helps us to believe in destiny and your inner power.

  • b3179678772shared an impression6 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot

    I think that it is the most motivational book.

  • Ajara Bhattaraishared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Wow!!! self motivating ''Identify your personal legend''


  • Muhammad Bin Katmadihas quoted9 years ago
    “What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised.
    “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.”
  • Odasia Anthonyhas quoted7 years ago
    He realized: If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world.
  • Caroline L.Ghas quoted9 years ago
    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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