C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Miracle is the pet child of faith.


Every believer is God’s miracle.


The miracles of earth are the laws of heaven.

Jean Paul Richter.

When I look to my guiltiness, I see that my salvation is one of our Saviour’s greatest miracles, either in heaven or earth.


Miracles are ceased; and therefore we must needs admit the means, how things are perfected.


  • What is a miracle?—’Tis a reproach,
  • ’Tis an implicit satire on mankind;
  • And while it satisfies, it censures too.
  • Young.

  • Great floods have flown
  • From simple sources, and great seas have dried
  • When miracles have by the greatest been denied.
  • Shakespeare.

  • Man is the miracle in nature. God
  • Is the One Miracle to man. Behold,
  • “There is a God,” thou sayest. Thou sayest well:
  • In that thou sayest all. To Be is more
  • Of wonderful, than being, to have wrought,
  • Or reigned, or rested.
  • Jean Ingelow.

  • What is thy thought? There is no miracle?
  • There is a great one, which thou hast not read,
  • And never shalt escape. Thyself, O man,
  • Thou art the miracle. Ay, thou thyself,
  • Being in the world and of the world, thyself,
  • Hast breathed in breath from Him that made the world.
  • Thou art thy Father’s copy of Himself,—
  • Thou art thy Father’s miracle.
  • Jean Ingelow.

    A miracle is a supernatural event, whose antecedent forces are beyond our finite vision, whose design is the display of almighty power for the accomplishment of almighty purposes, and whose immediate result, as regards man, is his recognition of God as the Supreme Ruler of all things, and of His will as the only supreme law.

    A. E. Kittredge.

    We must not sit down, and look for miracles. Up, and be doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.

    John Eliot.