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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.
I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong.
The Y2K bug is a genuine technical concern, consuming the energies of many specialists. But the prophecies of doom represent a broader worldview using the bug as a news hook. In this vision, the good society is a stable society, undisrupted by innovation, ambition or outside influences.
You have to say what comes into your head, and sometimes the wrong words come, in the wrong order or I'd make prophecies which immediately turned out to be wrong.
Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
Communism, like any other revealed religion, is largely made up of prophecies.
H. L. Mencken
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.
Only Jesus has prophecies made hundreds of years in advance made literally true. Only He did miracles; only His immediate followers claimed He died and rose from the dead, so in comparison, He comes out superior to other great religious leaders.
With prophecies the commentator is often a more important man than the prophet.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
What are prophecies? Don't we hear them every day of the week? And if one comes true there may be seven blind and come to nothing.
We should keep in mind that it is easy to concoct stories explaining the past or to become confident about dubious scenarios of the future. We should view both explanations and prophecies with skepticism.
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