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Prophecy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Prophecy

Please enjoy these Prophecy Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

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To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
- John Ruskin

The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future,
but to make it.
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker

America is woven of many strands.
I would recognise them and let it so remain.
Our fate is to become one, and yet many.
This is not prophecy, but description.
- Ralph Ellison

 

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures,
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
- George Murray

Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified,
insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this
day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy.
- John Foxe

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own
self-fulfilling prophecy.
- Brian Tracy

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Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy;
for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a
prophecy is a long way off.
- Richard Le Gallienne

You have to take Bible prophecy literally,
just like everything else in the Bible.
- Tim LaHaye

Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men,
then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Well, with prophecy you got to see what happens.
- George Noory

Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders
experience into the framework it provides.
- Ruth Hubbard

The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence.
Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

If the object of poetry is, to make men,
then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
- Muhammad Iqbal

In the computer field, the moment of truth is a running program;
all else is prophecy.
- Herbert Simon

The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world...
to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
- John Ruskin

Science has not yet mastered prophecy.
We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
- Neil Armstrong

Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.
- Benjamin Cardozo

If you are an antichrist, you won't believe in the
bible prophecy from the beginning.
Which means, you won't believe that physical immortality will become possible.
- Alex Chiu

Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.
- George Gissing

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream,
so you shall become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
- James Allen

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy
or anything like an analysis of modern society...
these are only feelings I have, and I am the least
speculative man on earth.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

My hope that the Church will emerge as a strong leader
in society is just that a hope.
What I described in The Catholic Moment is not a prophecy
but the outline of a possibility.
There are no guarantees that my hopes expressed in
The Catholic Moment will ever be realised.
- Richard John Neuhaus

Left Behind takes what to some people may be unbelievable
predictions from the Bible and shows how they might play out.
It makes the events of biblical prophecy understandable and thus believable.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that,
purely as a result of having been made,
cause the expected or predicted event to occur and
thus confirms its own 'accuracy.'
- Paul Watzlawick

Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy.
The moralist cannot teach what is revealed;
he must reveal what can be taught.
He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
- Walter Lippmann

Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
- Alistair Cooke

Communism, like any other revealed religion,
is largely made up of prophecies.
- H. L. Mencken

Those in possession of absolute power can not only
prophesy and make their prophecies come true,
but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
- Eric Hoffer

I don't make mistakes.
I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong.
- Murray Walker

With prophecies the commentator is often a more important man than the prophet.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Indeed the three prophecies about the death of individual art are,
in their different ways, those of Hegel,
Marx, and Freud.
I don't see any way of getting beyond those prophecies.
- Harold Bloom

We may not always be aware of it, but we all create
and repeat affirmations constantly.
The problem is, we typically don't pay attention
to exactly what those affirmations are saying.
Often we go through the day giving ourselves
all sorts of contradictory, or even negative messages.
We may project confidence to the world around us,
while our inner dialogue says...
I hope this works.
I am so nervous about this.
I hope I don't blow it.
Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies.
If we say, This is never going to work
... then chances are excellent it never will.
- John Assaraf

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
- Carl Jung

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
- Anonymous


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