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Poems of Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa

Top 10 Best Quotes

“To be great, be whole; Exclude nothing, exaggerate nothing that is not you. Be whole in everything. Put all you are Into the smallest thing you do. So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor Because it blooms up above.”

“If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine.”

“But I am not perfect in my way of putting things Because I lack the divine simplicity Of being only what I appear to be.”

“To be understood is to prostitute oneself”

“Without madness what is man But a wholesome beast, Postponed corpse that begets?”

“Lord, may the pain be ours, And the weakness that it brings, But at least give us the strength, Of not showing it to anyone!”

“This world is for those who are born to conquer it, Not for those who dream that are able to conquer it, even if they're right.”

“Give me some more wine, because life is nothing.”

“Again I see you, But me I don't see!, The magical mirror in which I saw myself has been broken, And only a piece of me I see in each fatal fragment - Only a piece of you and me!...”

“There's a non-existent peace in the uncertain quietness”

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