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MIRACLES
[ Also see Alchemy Astonishment Doctrine Faith Innovation Magic Mystery Omnipotence Religion Resurrection Science Scripture Supernatural Superstition Wonder ]

Every believer is God's miracle.
      - Philip James Bailey, Festus (sc. Home)

Thou water turn'st to wine, fair friend of life;
  Thy foe, to cross the sweet arts of Thy reign,
    Distils from thence the tears of wrath and strife,
      And so turns wine to water back again.
      - Richard Crashaw,
        Steps to the Temple--To Our Lord upon the Water Made Wine

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

We must not sit down, and look for miracles. Up, and be doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
      - John Eliot

To see the miraculous in the common.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Miracle is the pet child of faith.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The happy do not believe in miracles.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When Christ at Cana's feast by pow'r divine,
  Inspir'd cold water, with the warmth of wine,
    See! cry'd they while, in red'ning tide, it gush'd,
      The bashful stream hath seen its God and blush'd.
      - Aaron Hill,
        Translation of Crashaw's Latin lines--Works
         (vol. III, o. 241), (ed. 1754)

No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish.
      - David Hume

What is thy thought? There is no miracle?
  There is a great one, which thou hast not read,
    And never shalt escape. Thyself, O man,
      Thou art the miracle. Ay, thou thyself,
        Being in the world and of the world, thyself,
          Hast breathed in breath from Him that made the world.
            Thou art thy Father's copy of Himself,--
              Thou art thy Father's miracle.
      - Jean Ingelow

Man is the miracle in nature. God
  Is the One Miracle to man. Behold,
    "There is a God," thou sayest. Thou sayest well:
      In that thou sayest all. To Be is more
        Of wonderful, than being, to have wrought,
          Or reigned, or rested.
      - Jean Ingelow, Story of Doom
         (bk. VII, l. 271)

A miracle is a supernatural event, whose antecedent forces are beyond our finite vision, whose design is the display of almighty power for the accomplishment of almighty purposes, and whose immediate result, as regards man, is his recognition of God as the Supreme Ruler of all things, and of His will as the only supreme law.
      - Abbott E. Kittredge

Many a man who is willing to be shot for his belief in a miracle would have doubted, had he been present at the miracle itself.
      - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Accept a miracle; instead of wit,--
  See two dull lines by Stanhope's pencil writ.
      - Alexander Pope,
        to Lord Chesterfield on using his pencil, according to John Taylor in "Records of My Life"

The miracles of earth are the laws of heaven.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

When I look to my guiltiness, I see that my salvation is one of our Saviour's greatest miracles, either in heaven or earth.
      - Samuel Rutherford

The water owns a power Divine,
  And conscious blushes into wine;
    Its very nature changed displays
      The power Divine that it obeys.
      - Sedulius ("Scotus Hybernicus"),
        hymn written in fifth century

Great floods have flown
  From simple sources, and great seas have dried
    When miracles have by the greatest been denied.
      - William Shakespeare

Miracles are ceased; and therefore we must needs admit the means, how things are perfected.
      - William Shakespeare

So holy writ in babes hath judgment shown
  When judges have been babes; great floods have flown
    From simple sources, and great seas have dried
      When miracles have by the greatest been denied.
      - William Shakespeare,
        All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at II, i)

It must be so, for miracles are ceased
  And therefore we must needs admit the means
    How things are perfected.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of King Henry the Fifth
         (Canterbury at I, i)

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

What is a miracle?--'Tis a reproach,
  'Tis an implicit satire on mankind;
    And while it satisfies, it censures too.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night IX, l. 1,245)


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