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Fernando Pessoa

Quote of Fernando Pessoa - Life is what we make of...

Biography - Fernando Pessoa:

Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher.
Born: 1888 - Died: 1935
20th century
Place of birth: Portugal

Life is what we make of it. Travels are travellers. What we see is not what we see but what we are.



(French, German)

La vie est ce que nous en faisons. Les voyages, ce sont les voyageurs eux—mêmes. Ce que nous voyons n'est pas fait de ce que nous voyons, mais de ce que nous sommes.

Das Leben ist, was wir aus ihm machen. Die Reisen sind die Reisenden. Was wir sehen, ist nicht, was wir sehen, sondern was wir sind.

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It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.

We are all travellers. And this journey is life.

Quotes for: life


Quotes about life:

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

To live means to love, but above all, to love life.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Quotes for: to be


Quotes for "to be" or about being:

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.

Become who you are!

I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness.

I think, therefore I am.


Quotes for: travel

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Laozi / 

Who wishes to travel far spares his steed.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Nothing develops intelligence like travel.

The man who goes alone can start today but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.


Fernando Pessoa also said...

Art consists in making others feel what we feel.

The only mystery is there being someone who thinks about mystery.

Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there's no palace till it's built.

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.

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