Miracles are not in contradiction to
nature.  They are only in contradiction
with what we know of nature.

St. Augustine

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.



If Spring came but once in a century, instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake, and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change!  But now the silent succession suggests nothing but necessity.  To most people only the cessation of the miracle would be miraculous and the perpetual exercise of God's power seems less wonderful than its withdrawal would be.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Some people think a miracle is only a miracle if it happens instantaneously, but miracles can grow slowly and patience and faith can compel things to happen that otherwise never would have come to pass.

Boyd K. Packer

Sometimes we are simply “blown away” and in awe by finding ourselves in the presence of God.  Other times, however, even when we are participating in acts of kindness—complimenting others, writing a check to charity, donating time to a good cause—we are oblivious to the miracle of what is happening at that moment.

Harold Kushner
"God's Fingerprints on the Soul"
Handbook for the Soul

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

Walt Whitman


Miracles happen to those who believe in them.

Bernard Berenson


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Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.

George Bernard Shaw

The most wonderful thing about miracles
is that they sometimes happen.

G.K. Chesterson

Know in your heart that all things are possible.
We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none
had ever happened.

Libbie Fudim

I have found in life that if you want a miracle you first need to do
whatever it is you can do-- if that's to plant, then plant; if it is to read,
then read; if it is to change, then change; if it is to study, then study;
if it is to work, then work; whatever you have to do.  And then you will
be well on your way of doing the labor that works miracles.

Jim Rohn

I am realistic--I expect miracles.

Wayne Dyer


Now seeds are just dimes to the man in the store
And the dimes are the things that he needs,
And I've been to buy them in seasons before
But have thought of them merely as seeds;
But it flashed through my mind as I took them this time,
"You purchased a miracle here for a dime."

Edgar Albert Guest


Each of my days are miracles.  I won't waste my day;
I won't throw away miracles.

Kelley Vicstrom


Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.

Mao Tse-Tung

All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle
which is taking place every second.

Henry David Thoreau

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


Why has our poetry eschewed
The rapture and response of food?
What hymns are sung and praises said
For the home made miracle of bread?

Louis Untermeyer


To love someone is to always see them as the miracle that they are;
as the miracle that they exist, the miracle that makes your own
simultaneous existence seem fortunately improbable and therefore
defiantly miraculous; is to show them, in your eyes and through
the way in which you look at them, the limitless beauty of their
true miraculous selves; is to say to them in every glance:
"I believe in miracles because I believe in you."

Philip Jason

Expect a miracle. Receive the miracle with great humility.


In the realist, faith is not born from miracles, but miracles from faith.

Fyodor Dostoevsky



When people truly open their minds, and contemplate the way in which
the universe is ordered and governed, they are amazed--overwhelmed
by a sense of the miraculous.  When people contemplate with open minds
the germination of a single seed, they are equally overwhelmed--yet
numerous babies are born every day, and no-one marvels.  If only
people opened their minds, they would see that the birth of a baby,
in which a new life is created, is a greater miracle than restoring life.

Augustine of Hippo


Yes, it is true.  I am a miracle.
 I am a miracle like a tree
is a miracle, like a flower
is a miracle.  Now, if I am
a miracle, can I do a bad
thing?  I can't, because
I am a miracle,
I am a miracle. . . .

Pau Casals


To be a miracle worker you do not have to get a doctoral
degree, become a minister, eat a particular food, or be
able to meditate for long hours.  All you need to do is to
begin to see beauty in your life and those around you.

Alan Cohen


You are always wanting miracles; but God sows miracles
by handfuls under your feet, and yet you still have people
who deny their existence.

Allan Kardec

Miracles only work through your own faith.  Where there is
not faith there can be no miracle.  So those who want
to perform a miracle can only do so by the power of faith.
From this it is evident that the matter rests entirely with you.

Papa Ramdas


The person who does not believe in miracles surely
makes it certain that he or she will never take part in one.

William Blake


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In asking for miracles, we are seeking a practical goal:
a return to inner peace. We're not asking for something
outside us to change, but for something inside us to change.

Marianne Williamson


A miracle is nothing more or less than this.  Anyone who has come into
a knowledge of his or her true identity, of one's 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 or her.

Ralph Waldo Trine


The inexplicable happens all the time.  It makes more sense to simply
accept things we observe but cannot understand.  It is really more scientific
to keep an open mind.  Until we can understand and explain the things
we now label miracles, let us accept them and try to create more of them.

Bernie Siegel

Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs and houses towards the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under the trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive, of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
Or whether I go among those I like best, and that like me best--mechanics, boatmen, farmers,
Or among the savans--or to the soiree--or to the opera,
Or stand a long while looking at the movements of machinery,
Or behold children at their sports,
Or the admirable sight of the perfect old man, or the perfect old woman,
Or the sick in hospitals, or the dead carried to burial,
Or my own eyes and figure in the glass;
These, with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring--yet each distinct and in its place.

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same;
Every spear of grass--the frames, limbs, organs, of men and women, and all that concerns them,
All these to me are unspeakably perfect miracles.

To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim--the rocks--the motion of the waves--the ships, with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

Walt Whitman
To be alive, to be able to see, to walk. . . it's all a miracle.
I have adopted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle.

Artur Rubinstein

Miracles seldom occur in the lives of those who do not consider them
possible. There could be a miracle waiting for you this
minute. Please make room for it in your thinking.

Neale Donald Walsch


When we do the best we can, we never know what
miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

Helen Keller


The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle,
which is exactly what it is:  a miracle and unrepeatable.

Storm Jameson


Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain,
surround us on every hand:  life itself is the miracle of miracles.

George Bernard Shaw


Everything is miraculous.
It is miraculous that one does not melt in one's bath.

Pablo Picasso


Don't wait for some miracle to be performed on you from without, lifting you
above your fears and doubts and self-centeredness.  You help God from within
by turning in outgoing love to others, and miraculously your fears and doubts
and self-centeredness will vanish.  The miracle starts within, not from without.

E. Stanley Jones



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

A Course in Miracles


The whole order of things is as outrageous
as any miracle which could presume to violate it.

G.K. Chesterton


The idea is to find some bit of holiness in everything--food, sex, earning
and spending money, having children, conversations with friends.
Everything can be seen as a miracle, as part of God's plan.
When we can truly see this, we nourish our souls.

Harold Kushner
"God's Fingerprints on the Soul"
Handbook for the Soul


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All is miracle.  The stupendous order of nature, the revolution
of a hundred million of worlds around a million of suns, the activity
of light, the life of animals, all are grand and perpetual miracles.


People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.  But
I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but
to walk on earth.  Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we
don't even recognize:  a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black,
curious eyes of a child--our own two eyes.  All is a miracle.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Miracles are heaven-sent.  They instill awe and connect us to wonder
and mystery.  Miracles are divine interventions sent to help us, instill
hope, deeply encourage, and comfort us.  They relieve our suffering
and express God's compassion and love.  Miracles are outward
occurrences, like a healing that extends life or a turning point,
but they are also a frame of mind.

Susan Santucci
Pathways to the Spirit


Miracles happen all the time.  You'll take them for granted.  The fact
that you are here is a miracle.  Miracles are what happen beyond
immediate comprehension.  Explaining it doesn't diminish the miracle.
Scientists may describe what makes grass green.  Their explanations
will seem logical, but all they did was put words together in a way to
try to rationalize what they can't understand.
The explanation doesn't hide the miracle.
Look for miracles.

Joe Vitale
Life's Missing Instruction Manual

This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle;
wonderful, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.

Thomas Carlyle

Where there is great love there are always miracles.  Miracles rest not so
much upon healing power coming suddenly near us from afar, but upon our
perceptions being made finer, so that for the moment our eyes can see
and our ears can hear what has been there around us always.

Willa Cather


To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only
when you aren't doing them.  Once you are standing in front of the
sink with your sleeves rolled up and your hands in the warm water,
it is really quite pleasant.  I enjoy taking my time with each dish, being
fully aware of the dish, the water, and each movement of my hands.
I know that if I hurry in order to eat dessert sooner, the time of
washing dishes will be unpleasant and not worth living.  That would
be a pity, for each minute, each second of life is a miracle.  The dishes
themselves and that fact that I am here washing them are miracles!

Thich Nhat Hanh

We have been looking for the burning bush, the parting of the sea,
the bellowing voice from heaven.  Instead we should be looking at
the ordinary day-to-day events in our lives for evidence of the miraculous.

M. Scott Peck
The Road Less Traveled

We want someone else to act.  But miracles aren't what other people do.
They're what each of us does.  They're what happens when ordinary
people take extraordinary action.  To be a miracle doesn't mean you have
to tackle problems across the globe.  It means making a difference in your
own living room, cubicle, neighborhood, community.

Regina Brett
Be the Miracle


Miracles are instantaneous, they cannot be summoned,
but come of themselves, usually at unlikely moments
and to those who least expect them.

Katherine Anne Porter