Best Quotes About Oracle

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. -Paul Valery

They are the guiding oracles which man has found out for himself in that great business of ours, of learning how to be, to do, to do without, and to depart. -John Morley

Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel. -Jane Porter

I think of Oprah as a Mother Joseph wannabe, a daytime oracle rewarding the good and punishing the bad. -Margaret Carlson

This great oracle of the East India Company himself admits that, if there is no power vested in the Court of Directors but that of the patronage, there is really no government vested in them at all. -Richard Cobden

Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth – the true poet is very near the oracle. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

One of the nuisances of the ballot is that when the oracle has spoken you never know what it means. -Lord Salisbury

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles. -Henry David Thoreau

Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all. -Luis Barragan

When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer world. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago. -Elon Musk

Every generation gets the Constitution that it deserves. As the central preoccupations of an era make their way into the legal system, the Supreme Court eventually weighs in, and nine lawyers in robes become oracles of our national identity. -Noah Feldman

I never wanted to be a public figure. I feel that I always have to dampen down people's expectations. They expect me to be an oracle, wave a magic wand, sprinkle some slow, sparkly dust on them, to make everything all right. -Carl Honore

In working with top leaders and thought philosophers of our time, I will tell you that among their secrets of success is a regular practice of acknowledging and appreciating what they have. It can offer an oracle into the future because it not only tells you where you are, but it also helps clarify where you want to go in life. -Jack Canfield

It is seldom right to say that anything is true 'according to Google.' Google is the oracle of redirection. Go there for 'hamadryad,' and it points you to Wikipedia. Or the Free Online Dictionary. Or the Official Hamadryad Web Site (it's a rock band, too, wouldn't you know). -James Gleick

A very great deal is written about the future of book publishing – much more than on its present or past – and the only takeaway from all these oracles seems to be that a great empire will be destroyed. -Dave Morris

No serious futurist deals in prediction. These are left for television oracles and newspaper astrologers. -Alvin Toffler

Let no man despise the oracles of books! A book is a dead man, a sort of mummy, embowelled and embalmed, but that once had flesh and motion and a boundless variety of determinations and actions. -William Godwin

My mother's music speaks to me as an oracle. -Selah Louise Marley

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