„Miracles are proud creatures; they will not reveal themselves to those who do not Believe.“

Signposts to Elsewhere (2008)

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„For all those who believe, expect a miracle.“

—  Linda Goodman American astrologer 1925 - 1995

Quelle: Linda Goodman's Star Signs

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„Miracles are very often thought of, both by those who believe in them and by those who do not, as events, or purported events, that contradict the laws of nature and that therefore cannot be explained by science or reason. But this is not at all what the Bible means by a miracle, as any Biblical scholar will tell you.“

—  Albert Nolan South African priest and activist 1934

Quelle: Jesus Before Christianity: The Gospel of Liberation (1976), p. 33.
Kontext: Miracles are very often thought of, both by those who believe in them and by those who do not, as events, or purported events, that contradict the laws of nature and that therefore cannot be explained by science or reason. But this is not at all what the Bible means by a miracle, as any Biblical scholar will tell you. “The laws of nature” is a modern scientific concept. The Bible knows nothing about nature, let alone the laws of nature.

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„The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal themselves in all their beauty only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.“

—  Carl Friedrich Gauss German mathematician and physical scientist 1777 - 1855

Letter to Sophie Germain (30 April 1807) ([...]; les charmes enchanteurs de cette sublime science ne se décèlent dans toute leur beauté qu'à ceux qui ont le courage de l'approfondir. Mais lorsqu'une personne de ce sexe, qui, par nos meurs [sic] et par nos préjugés, doit rencontrer infiniment plus d'obstacles et de difficultés, que les hommes, à se familiariser avec ces recherches épineuses, sait néanmoins franchir ces entraves et pénétrer ce qu'elles ont de plus caché, il faut sans doute, qu'elle ait le plus noble courage, des talents tout à fait extraordinaires, le génie superieur.)
Kontext: The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal themselves in all their beauty only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it. But when a person of that sex, that, because of our mores and our prejudices, has to encounter infinitely more obstacles and difficulties than men in familiarizing herself with these thorny research problems, nevertheless succeeds in surmounting these obstacles and penetrating their most obscure parts, she must without doubt have the noblest courage, quite extraordinary talents and superior genius.

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„Do you believe in miracles?“

—  Federico Buffa Italian journalist, writer and television sportscaster 1959

Quelle: Riferita ai 13 punti in 35 secondi messi a segno da Tracy McGrady in Rockets-Spurs 9 dicembre 2004]

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„For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.“

—  Franz Werfel Austrian-Bohemian author 1890 - 1945

As quoted in Philippine Studies (1953) by Ateneo de Manila, p. 269; also in Everest : The Mountaineering History (2000) by Walt Unsworth, p. 100; but this has also been attributed to Ignatius of Loyola in Think of an Elephant : Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Life (2007) by Paul Bailey http://books.google.com/books?id=1WWeHgqLoBkC&pg=PT299&dq=%22For+those+who+believe,+no+words+are+necessary%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LiGzUor6FdapsASYsYGgBA&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22For%20those%20who%20believe%2C%20no%20words%20are%20necessary%22&f=false
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„For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice.“

—  Michio Kaku American theoretical physicist, futurist and author 1947

Quelle: The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

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„The best books are those, which those who read them believe they themselves could have written.“

—  Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662

The Art of Persuasion

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

—  Audrey Hepburn British actress 1929 - 1993

David Ben Gurion, as quoted in Psychosocial Care of the Dying Patient (1978) by Charles A. Garfield
Misattributed

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„Those creatures from the para-Universe are trying to make themselves understood.“

—  Isaac Asimov, buch The Gods Themselves

Section 1 “Against stupidity...”, Chapter 6, p. 12
The Gods Themselves (1972)
Kontext: "Don't finish, Pete. I've heard it all before. All I have to do is decipher the thinking of a non-human intelligence."
"A better-than-human intelligence. Those creatures from the para-Universe are trying to make themselves understood."
"That may be," sighed Bronowski, "but they're trying to do it through my intelligence, which is better than human I sometimes think, but not much. Sometimes, in the dark of the night, I lie awake and wonder if different intelligences can communicate at all; or, if I've had a particularly bad day, whether the phrase 'different intelligences' has meaning at all."
"It does," said Lamont savagely, his hands clearly bailing into fists within his lab coat pockets. "It means Hallam and me. It means that fool-hero, Dr. Frederick Hallam and me. We're different intelligences because when I talk to him he doesn't understand. His idiot face gets redder and his eyes bulge and his ears block. I'd say his mind stops functioning, but lack the proof of any other state from which it might stop."

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„Those who can kill themselves do, and those who can’t, teach philosophy.“

—  James K. Morrow (1947-) science fiction author 1947

Quelle: The Philosopher's Apprentice (2008), Chapter 13 (p. 295)

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„Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles isn't a realist.“

—  Billy Wilder American filmmaker 1906 - 2002

David Ben-Gurion, as quoted in Israel : Years of Crisis Years of Hope (1973) by Roman Frister, p. 45
Misattributed

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„Those who reveal information the law makes it a crime to reveal, when doing so is the only way to demonstrate to the public that powerful officials are acting wrongfully or deceitfully.“

—  Glenn Greenwald American journalist, lawyer and writer 1967

" The Leakers Who Exposed Gen. Flynn’s Lie Committed Serious — and Wholly Justified — Felonies https://theintercept.com/2017/02/14/the-leakers-who-exposed-gen-flynns-lie-committed-serious-and-wholly-justified-felonies/," The Intecept, 14 February 2017.

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„I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.“

—  Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677

Albert Einstein, in response to the telegrammed question of New York's Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein in (24 April 1929) ; he later expanded on his comments about Spinoza's and his own ideas on religion elsewhere : "I can understand your aversion to the use of the term "religion" to describe an emotional and psychological attitude which shows itself most clearly in Spinoza … I have not found a better expression than "religious" for the trust in the rational nature of reality that is, at least to a certain extent, accessible to human reason." — as quoted in Einstein : Science and Religion by Arnold V. Lesikar
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„I believe in Spinoza's God, Who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Ich glaube an Spinozas Gott, der sich in der gesetzlichen Harmonie des Seienden offenbart, nicht an einen Gott, der sich mit Schicksalen und Handlungen der Menschen abgibt.
24 April 1929 in response to the telegrammed question of New York's Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein: "Do you believe in God? Stop. Answer paid 50 words." Einstein replied in only 27 (German) words. The New York Times 25 April 1929 http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10B1EFC3E54167A93C7AB178FD85F4D8285F9
Similarly, in a letter to Maurice Solovine, he wrote: "I can understand your aversion to the use of the term 'religion' to describe an emotional and psychological attitude which shows itself most clearly in Spinoza... I have not found a better expression than 'religious' for the trust in the rational nature of reality that is, at least to a certain extent, accessible to human reason."
As quoted in Einstein : Science and Religion http://www.einsteinandreligion.com/spinoza.html by Arnold V. Lesikar
1920s

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„Parties do not maintain themselves. They are maintained by effort. The government is not self-existent. It is maintained by the effort of those who believe in it. The people of America believe in American institutions, the American form of government and the American method of transacting business.“

—  Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933

As quoted in Manuscripts: speeches and messages of Calvin Coolidge, 1895–1924, the Massachusetts State Library, George Fingold Library, Boston.
1920s, Speech to the the Republican Commercial Travelers' Club (1920)

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