The ship is safest when it is in port, but that’s not what ships were built for.
Other Paulo Coelho quotes:
Before a dream is realized the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way.
To be brave to fulfill your dreams, be courageous. Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Even if you follow other people's advice and model successful people and their blueprints, you will still fail if you don't have confidence in yourself. Everything - absolutely everything - starts with you.
You're always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.
Dream and love are just words - until you decide to experience them.
Time does not always pass at the same speed. We are the ones who determine that speed.
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine - it's lethal.
Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend.
When in doubt, just take the next small step.
Each human being has been granted a virtue: the capacity to choose. For he/she who does not use this virtue, it becomes a curse - and others will always choose for him/her.