"What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." (Mark 11:24)
St. Augustine said:
"Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to that which is known in nature."
"The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing."
"The force that created the unimaginable splendors . . . has taken refuge in us, and it will follow our commands."
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought."