Quotations The Best Quotes About Prophecy and Prophecies  

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Beware of the ides of March. William Shakespeare

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The prophet who fails to present a bearable alternative and yet preaches doom is part of the trap that he postulates. Not only does he picture us caught in a tremendous man-made or God-made trap from which there is no escape, but we must also listen to him day in, day out, describe how the trap is inexorably closing. To such prophecies the human race, as presently bred and educated and situated, is incapable of listening. So some dance and some immolate themselves as human torches; some take drugs and some artists spill their creativity in sets of randomly placed dots on a white ground. Margaret Mead

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Prophecy: The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery. Ambrose Bierce

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We are all at times unconscious prophets. Charles Spurgeon

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Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it. Josh Billings

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There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners. Peter Ustinov

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The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed. J. K. Rowling

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

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The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert, and so on. Noam Chomsky

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Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them. Umberto Eco

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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

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There exists a species of transcendental ventriloquism by means of which men can be made to believe that something said on earth comes from Heaven. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous. George Eliot

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Prophecy is the most gratuitous form of error. George Eliot

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"True lovers earn their genius in schools of blood, prophecy and dust." Aberjhani