I recently read his book, Manual of the Warrior of Light, and found myself underlining, circling, and ear-marking pages like mad when I read a great passage, until virtually the whole book is beat up. Of course I suggest reading his work, but some of these quotes are way too good not to share!
I amend some quotes only slightly just so they can stand alone in this different context.
“A prolonged war finally destroys the victors, too.”
“Repeated experiences have but one aim: to teach you what you do not want to learn.”
“All the rage and courage of a little bird are nothing to a cat.”
“Intuition is God’s alphabet.”
“Use fear as an engine, not a brake.”
“You do not drown simply by plunging into water, you only drown if you stay beneath the surface.”
“The hidden enemy within us is someone we can no longer hurt.”
“God uses solitude to teach us how to live with other people. He uses rage to show us the infinite value of peace. He uses boredom to underline the importance of adventure and spontaneity.
God uses silence to teach us to use words responsibly. He uses illness to underline the blessing of good health. He uses death to show us the importance of life.”
“Those who look on other people’s misery with indifference are the most miserable of all.”
“You are not who you seem to be in these moments of sadness. You are better than that…You are sad - that proves your soul is still alive.”
“Problems seem very simple once they have been resolved.”
“The most important words in any languages are the small words:
Yes. Love. God.
They are words that are easy enough to say and which fill vast empty spaces.”
Amazing, huh? I recommend you give our buddy Paulo a read. And let me know if you find any more great books or quotes by him!