65 Prophecy Quotes On Success In Life

Prophecy is a prediction of what will happen in the future. In religion, a prophecy is a message that has been communicated to a person by a supernatural entity.

Best Prophecy Quotes

  1. “The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world… to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.” ~ John Ruskin
  2. “Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Brian Tracy
  3. “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
  4. “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

  5. “There is a history in all men’s lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceased, The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured.” ~ William Shakespeare
  6. “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
  7. “Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.” ~ George Eliot
  8. “My gran’ther’s rule was safer ‘n ‘t is to crow: Don’t never prophesy – onless ye know.” ~ James Russell Lowell

  9. “I do not pretend to be a divine man, but I do believe in divine guidance, divine power, and in the fulfillment of divine prophecy. I am not educated, nor am I an expert in any particular field but I am sincere, and my sincerity is my credentials.” ~ Malcolm X
  10. “Don’t ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.” ~ Josh Billings
  11. “The self-fulfilling prophecy is, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false conception come true. The specious validity of the self-fulfilling prophecy perpetuates a reign of error. For the prophet will cite the actual course of events as proof that he was right from the very beginning.” ~ Robert K. Merton
  12. “The Bible is God’s declaratory revelation to man containing the great truths about God, about man, about history, about salvation, and about prophecy that God wanted us to know. The Bible could be trusted just as much as if God had taken the pen and written the words Himself.” ~ John F Walvoord
  13. “I shall always consider the best guesser the best prophet.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  14. “PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one’s credibility for future delivery.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  15. “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
  16. “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
  17. “A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, “You are mad; you are not like us.”” ~ Anthony the Great

  18. “Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.” ~ Alistair Cooke
  19. “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
  20. “Oh, to be alive in such an age, when miracles are everywhere, and every inch of common air throbs a tremendous prophecy, of greater marvels yet to be.” ~ Walt Whitman
  21. “As a child of God, you must realize that you are on the winning side of prophecy; until you win it is not over!” ~ Chris Oyakhilome
  22. “The fact that creative powers come from an area of the mind that seems to be independent of the conscious will, and often emerge with a good deal of emotional disturbance in their wake, provides the chief analogy between prophecy and the arts… Some people pursue wholeness and integration, others get smashed up, and fragments are rescued from the smash of an intensity that the wholeness and integration people do not reach.” ~ Northrop Frye
  23. “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

  24. “No mighty trance, or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.” ~ John Milton
  25. “With prophecies the commentator is often a more important man than the prophet.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  26. “Ancestral voices prophesying war.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  27. “Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.” ~ Nas
  28. “Architecture is either the prophecy of an unformed society or the tomb of a finished one.” ~ Lewis Mumford
  29. “America is woven of many strands; I would recognize them and let it so remain. It’s ‘winner take nothing’ that is the great truth of our country or of any country. Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. Our fate is to become one, and yet many – This in not prophecy, but description.” ~ Ralph Ellison
  30. “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.” ~ Noam Chomsky

  31. “I’m an angel. I kill firstborns while their mamas watch. I turn cities into salt. I even, when I feel like it, rip the souls from little girls, and from now till kingdom come, the only thing you can count on in your existence is never understanding why.” ~ Christopher Walken
  32. “No first step can be really great; it must of necessity possess more of prophecy than of achievement; nevertheless it is by the first step that a man marks the value, not only of his cause, but of himself.” ~ Katherine Cecil Thurston
  33. “Self-doubt is a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  34. “Every dream is a prophecy: every jest is an earnest in the womb of Time.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  35. “In Him (God), history and prophecy are one and the same.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer”In Him (God), history and prophecy are one and the same.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  36. “The cross is the centre of the world’s history; the incarnation of Christ and the crucifiction of our Lord are the pivot round which all the events of the ages revolve. The testimony of Christ was the spirit of prophecy, and the growing power of Jesus is the spirit of history” ~ Alexander MacLaren
  37. “Follow your dreams, transform your life, take the path that leads to God. Perform your miracles. Cure. Make prophecies. Listen to your guardian angel. Transform yourself. Be a warrior, and be happy as you wage the good fight. Take risks.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  38. “Nature and the spirit of our ancestors are giving you loud warnings. Today you see increasing floods, more damaging hurricanes, hail storms, climate changes and earthquakes as our prophecies said would come. Why do animals act like they know about the earth’s problems and most humans act like they know nothing? If we humans do not wake up to the warnings, the great purification will come to destroy this world just as the previous worlds were destroyed.” ~ Thomas Banyacya
  39. “It is not till it is discovered that high individual incomes will not purchase the mass of mankind immunity from cholera, typhus, and ignorance, still less secure them the positive advantages of educational opportunity and economic security, that slowly and reluctantly, amid prophecies of moral degeneration and economic disaster, society begins to make collective provision for needs which no ordinary individual, even if he works overtime all his life, can provide himself.” ~ R. H. Tawney
  40. “For the deeds of a man, not the words of a prophecy, are what shape his destiny.” ~ Lloyd Alexander

  41. “The modern [endtimes] notion has greatly damped the zeal of the church for missions, and the sooner it is shown to be unscriptural the better for the cause of God. It neither consorts with prophecy, honours God, nor inspires the church with ardour” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  42. “Hand over the prophecy and no one need get hurt,” said Malfoy coolly. It was Harry’s turn to laugh. “Yeah, right!” he said. “I will give you this – prophecy, is it? And you’ll just let us skip off home, will you?” ~ J. K. Rowling
  43. “The Old Testament contains over 300 references to the Messiah that were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Computations using the science of probability on just 8 of these prophecies show the chance that someone could have fulfilled all 8 prophecies is 10 (to the 17th power), or 1 in 100 quadrillion.” ~ Fritz Ridenour
  44. “Daniel was in the greatest credit amongst the Jews, till the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian . And to reject his prophecies, is to reject the Christian religion. For this religion is founded upon his prophecy concerning the Messiah .” ~ Isaac Newton

  45. “The Prophecies of Daniel are all of them related to one another, as if they were but several parts of one general Prophecy, given at several times. The first is the easiest to be understood, and every following Prophecy adds something new to the former.” ~ Isaac Newton
  46. “The Old Testament teems with prophecies of the Messiah, but nowhere is it intimated that that Messiah is to stand as a God to be worshipped. He is to bring peace on earth, to build up the waste places–to comfort the broken-hearted, but nowhere is he spoken of as a deity.” ~ Olympia Brown
  47. “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

  48. “Soon the sun will set’- is that prophecy? No, it’s merely an assertion of faith in the consistency of events.” ~ Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  49. “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
  50. “The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
  51. “To be fulfilled, a prophecy needs lots of flexibility.” ~ Mason Cooley
  52. “Bible prophecy helps us to better understand the future and realize the urgent need to spread the Gospel. It motivates us to personal purity and gives us hope in a hopeless age.” ~ Tim LaHaye
  53. “…you can’t let something that’ll probably never happen ruin your life. You’re only helping to make it a self-fulfilling prophecy” ~ Raymond Khoury

  54. “When men have realized that time has upset many fighting faiths, they may come to believe… that the ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas– that the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out. That at any rate is the theory of our Constitution. It is an experiment. As all life is an experiment. Every year if not every day we wager our salvation upon some prophecy based upon imperfect knowledge.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  55. “Nothing you do makes much of a difference if you do not have charity. You can speak with tongues, have the gift of prophecy, understand all mysteries, and possess all knowledge; even if you have the faith to move mountains, without charity it won’t profit you at all…. Without charity-or the pure love of Christ-whatever else we accomplish matters little. With it, all else becomes vibrant and alive.” ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin
  56. “Climate change is no longer a doomsday prophecy, it’s a reality.” ~ Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg

  57. “The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.” ~ John Ruskin
  58. “Who could believe in the prophecies … that the world would end this summer, while one milkweed with faith matured its seeds.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  59. “Isn’t atheism just another religion?’ No, it isn’t. Atheism has no creeds, rituals, holy book, absolute moral code, origin myth, sacred spaces or shrines. It has no sin, divine judgment, forbidden words, prayer, worship, prophecy, group privileges, or anointed ‘holy’ leaders. Atheists don’t believe in a transcendent world or supernatural afterlife. Most important, there is no orthodoxy in atheism.” ~ Dan Barker
  60. “All prophecy is based on a revelation from God, but always operates at a lower level of authority than that of inspired Scripture.” ~ Sam Storms

  61. “Astrologers were greatly impressed, and misled, by what they believed to be confirming evidence-so much so that they were quite unimpressed by any unfavorable evidence. Moreover, by making their interpretations and prophecies sufficiently vague they were able to explain away anything that might have been a refutation of the theory had the theory and the prophecies been more precise. In order to escape falsification they destroyed the testability of their theory. It is a typical soothsayer’s trick to predict things so vaguely that the predictions can hardly fail: that they become irrefutable.” ~ Karl Popper
  62. “Intuition is neither the ability to engage prophecy
    nor a means of avoiding financial loss or painful relationships.
    It is actually the ability to use energy data
    to make decisions in the immediate moment.” ~ Caroline Myss
  63. “Jesus existed only as an image in the heart of God, until such time as the prophets of the Old Testament could positively confess Jesus into existence through their constant prophecies” ~ Kenneth Copeland

  64. “Our historical bequest is sublime. I have inherited a fragmented but highly creative
    exile and, since 1948, a home. I don’t know that I want to settle there. I prefer the
    creative spur of exile. () But wherever I am I shall be Jewish, and that sound will
    inform every syllable I write. I am blessed with a long ancestry of wisdom, prophecy,
    and promise, a line of overwhelming creative achievements, courage, humor, and,
    above all, a dogged and chronic permanence, the greatest legacy of all.” ~ Bernice Rubens
  65. “Judgments of others contribute to self-fulfilling prophecies.” ~ Marshall B. Rosenberg

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