(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 517, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); The Joyful Wisdom, trans. by Thomas Common, in The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, vol. 10, p. 207, ed. Oscar Levy, New York, Russell and Russell (1964). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 258, "Those Who Deny Chance," (1882).)
'Do n't believe in miracles, believe in yourself. Believe you are the only person who can do this, Believe that you are Unique before God & God has given you a hidden power, use that to fulfill your dream.'
A deep man believes in miracles, waits for them, believes in magic, believes that the orator will decompose his adversary; believes that the evil eye can wither, that the heart's blessing can heal; that love can exalt talent; can overcome all odds.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Beauty," The Conduct of Life (1860).)