Paulo Coelho

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The right to choose

Author: Paulo Coelho

Dr. Victor Frankl, survivor of the concentration camp in Auschwitz, wrote in his diary:

“Those who lived in these places of death can still recall that at night, some of those who were there, would go from tent to tent, comforting the most desperate, many times offering a piece of leftover bread or potato.”

“Only a few were able to act like this, but these few gave everyone the greatest of the lessons: it doesn’t matter what the circumstances are, you can take everything from a man except the freedom of choice.”

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