Finished the book The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho (author of The Alchemist). I’m really enjoying this author. This story is a historical fiction of the life of Elijah. Quotes of note:

"Every man hath the right to doubt his task, and to forsake it from time to time; but what he must not do is forget it. Whoever doubteth not himself is unworthy–for in his unquestioning belief in his ability, he mommiteth the sin of pride. Blessed are they who go through moments of indecision." Angel to Elijah.

"The best is the one who’s like a rock, without drawing its blade, it proves that no one can defeat it." the commander of Akbar’s military.

"If you have a past that dissatisfies you, forget it now. Imagine a new story of your life, and believe in it. Concentrate only on those moments in which you achieved what you desired, and this strength will help you to accomplish what you want." A shepherd to Elijah.

"Everything that could have happened but did not is carried away with the wind and leaves no trace." The shepherd again.

"A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires." Elijah

"It’s always necessary to know when a stage of one’s life has ended. If you stubbornly cling to it after the need has passed, you lose the joy and meaning of the rest." Elijah

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