A Quote by Leland Kaiser on future and prophets

Visionary is a self-fulfilling prophet. Don't predict the future. Create it.

Leland Kaiser

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A Quote by Lecomte Du Nouy on curiosity, deed, influence, intelligence, prophets, sacrifice, and saints

Man is not merely a combination of appetites, instincts, passions and curiosity. Something more is needed to explain great human deeds, virtues, sacrifices, martyrdom. There is an element in the great mystics, the saints, the prophets, whose influence has been felt for centuries, which escapes mere intelligence.

Lecomte Du Nouy

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A Quote by John Ruskin on people, poetry, prophets, religion, soul, and world

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 (1819 - 1900)

Source: Modern Painters

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A Quote by John Ruskin on poetry, prophets, and religion

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion - all in one.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Muir on deed, men, mountains, poets, prophets, and world

The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, and of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, prophets, able men whose thoughts and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John H. Vandenberg on challenge, day, god, knowledge, life, mediocrity, prophets, salvation, science, present, and time

You are challenged to avoid mediocrity, acquire knowledge from the sages of antiquity, the achievements of the scientific present, and the prophets of the living God. Isaiah once spoke as follows, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: . . . Isaiah 49:8. KJV

John H. Vandenberg (1904 - 1992)

Source: at BYU, January 7, 1964

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A Quote by James Abram Garfield on history and prophets

History is but the unrolled scroll of prophecy.

James Garfield (1831 - 1881)

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A Quote by James Baldwin on fulfillment, god, prophets, slavery, songs, time, and water

If we do not now dare everything, the fulfillment of that prophecy, re-created from the Bible in song by a slave, is upon us: God gave Noah the rainbow sign. No more water, fire next time.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

Source: The Fire Next Time, 1963

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A Quote by Ahmad Ibn `Ata'Allah on art, god, impossibility, knowledge, logic, prophets, reason, saints, and senses

Imam al-Ghazali: God is much too great for the senses to reach Him or for reason and logic to plumb the depths of His Majesty. Indeed, He is much too great for anyone but Himself to plumb the depths of His Majesty or for anyone but Himself to know Him. Verily, no one knows God but God. The highest degree of gnosis that His servants can attain is the realization that true gnostic knowledge of Him is impossible for them. Furthermore, no one can know that in its totality except a Prophet of a righteous saint (siddiq). As for the Prophet, he has clearly expressed this by saying, "I cannot enumerate the ways of praising Thee; Thou art as Thou has praised Thyself." As for the righteous saint, he says, "The incapacity to attain realization is a realization."

Ibn Ata'Allah

Source: The Key To Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation, 1996. p. 113

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on assumptions, church, facts, history, prophets, and sacred

Prophecy and history predict and record a great and universal apostasy which was to be followed by a restoration as predicted by John in Revelation. The fact of the great apostasy is attested by both sacred and secular writ, and history bears witness that it became universal. We proclaim this fact of history not as an attack on any church. We do not assume any position of "holier than thou" or "wiser than thou," but we announce this historic fact of the apostasy as a vindication of the claim that there has been in fact a restoration of the gospel.

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

Source: “The Abundant Life,” p. 54

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