An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.


Richard Bach (1936-, American author)


We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.


Ray Bradbury (1920-, American science fiction writer)


Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.


David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973, Polish-born Israeli Prime Minister)


In order to be realist you must believe in miracles.


David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973, Polish-born Israeli Prime Minister)


Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Otherwise why does not the Virgin Mary appear to Lamaists, Mohammedans, or Hindus who have never heard of her?


Bernard Berenson (1865-1959, Lithuanian-born American artist)


For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand. In every tuft of grass, in every bird, in every opening bud, there it is.


Hal Borland (1900-1978, American writer)


Miracle me no miracles.


Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)


God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.


Joyce Cary (1888-1957, British author)


The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.


Willa Cather (1876-1947, American author)


Where there is great love there are always miracles.


Willa Cather (1876-1947, American author)


You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.


Paulo Coelho


A transcendent being can be any miracle.


Wayne Dyer (1940-, American  psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

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I am realistic -- I expect miracles.


Wayne Dyer (1940-, American  psychotherapist, author, lecturer)

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I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us -- everything that exists -- proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.


Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931, American inventor, founder of GE)


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.


Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)


If you think of your fellow creatures, then you only want to cry; you could really cry the whole day long. The only thing to do is to pray that God will perform a miracle ... and I hope that I am doing enough of that!


Anne Frank (1929-1945, German Jewish refugee, diarist)


I do not think our successes can compete with those of Lourdes. There are so many more people who believe in the miracles of the Blessed Virgin than in the existence of the unconscious.


Sigmund Freud (1856-1939, Austrian physician, founder of Psychoanalysis)


For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.


Nancy Gibbs


For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.


Nancy Gibbs


An act of God was defined as "something which no reasonable man could have expected."


A. P. Herbert (1890-1971, British author, politician)


If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.


William James (1842-1910, American psychologist, professor, author)


Out of difficulties grow miracles.


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere.


C. S. Lewis (1898-1963, British academic, writer, Christian apologist)


Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.


C. S. Lewis (1898-1963, British academic, writer, Christian apologist)


The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation.


John Locke (1632-1704, British philosopher)


Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines -- these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


The miracle is this: The more we share, the more we have.


Leonard Nimoy


Don't believe in miracles -- depend on them.


Laurence J. Peter


Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish artist)


We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?


Rutherford Platt


There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.


Bob Richards (1926-, American Olympic pole-vaulting champion)


The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.


Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825, German novelist)


Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth.


David Sarnoff (1891-1971, Belarus-born American entrepreneur)


It is difficulties that give birth to miracles.


Dr. Sharpe


A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.


St. Augustine (354-430, Numidian-born bishop of Hippo, theologian)


A miracle is nothing more or less than this. Anyone who has come into a knowledge of his true identity, of his oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, this makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to him.


Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1945, American author)


Do anything, even the impossible; it may only take a little longer when a miracle is required.


Author Unknown


The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.


Author Unknown


Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.


Chaim Weizmann (1874-1952, Israeli President)


Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.


Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet)


To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.


Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet)


Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.


Marianne Williamson (1952-, American author, lecturer on spirituality)


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