Quotes and Sayings about Prophecy



"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 Lane Allen
(Related: Dreams, Vision, Day, Promise, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)

"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
(Related: Science, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: Successful, Future, Past, Prophecy, Visions, Will)

"Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Experience, Poor, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: Bible, Beginning, Immortality, Prophecy, Will)

"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
(Related: America, Fate, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: Church, Christ, Day, May, Nothing, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: Fact, Melancholy, Prophecy, Youth)

"Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event."
- George Gissing
(Related: Prophecy)

"Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders experience into the framework it provides."
- Ruth Hubbard
(Related: Experience, Prophecy, Self, Theory)

"The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Difference, Prophecy)

"If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Poetry, Men, Heir, Prophecy)

"Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Poetry, Men, Heir, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: People, Bible, Events, May, Play, Prophecy)

"You have to take Bible prophecy literally, just like everything else in the Bible."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: Bible, Prophecy)

"Experience is the only prophecy of wise men."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: Experience, Men, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: Custom, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: Myth, Prophecy, Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"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
(Related: Society, Leader, Hope, Possibility, Church, Prophecy, Will)

"Well, with prophecy you got to see what happens."
- George Noory
(Related: Prophecy)

"To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Religion, Poetry, Prophecy)

"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Religion, Poetry, Soul, Prophecy, World)

"In the computer field, the moment of truth is a running program; all else is prophecy."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Truth, Computer, Prophecy, Running)

"Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Confidence, Prophecy, Self)

"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
(Related: Cause, Prophecy, Result, Self)