Oracle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old oracle quotes, oracle sayings, and oracle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Experience is the oracle of truth; and where its responses are unequivocal, they ought to be conclusive and sacred.     

James Madison

Building Oracle is like doing math puzzles as a kid.     

Larry Ellison

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

Henry David Thoreau

Wise random strangers at bars are modern-day Oracles of Delphi, except drunk and sometimes leaving abruptly when it's their turn for karaoke.     

Kelly Williams

Man's conscience is the oracle of God.      

Lord Byron

Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Lord whose oracle is at Delphi neither reveals nor conceals, but gives a sign.     

Heraclitus

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

Many physicists these days sound like the Delphic oracle - with equations.     

John Twelve Hawks

Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.     

Luis Barragan

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

Lord Salisbury

The god, O men, seems to me to be really wise; and by his oracle to mean this, that the wisdom of this world is foolishness and of none effect.     

Plato

Genius, without work, is certainly a dumb oracle, and it is unquestionably true that the men of the highest genius have invariably been found to be amongst the most plodding, hard-working, and intent men -- their chief characteristic apparently consisting simply in their power of laboring more intensely and effectively than others.     

Samuel Smiles

Seek above all for a game worth playing- such is the advice of the oracle to modern man.     

Robert S. de Ropp

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

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Every great man is an idol, an oracle of inquiry. Don't aspire to know the former, but aspire to know the deity in his soul.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Oracle v. Google is a vast, sprawling piece of litigation over the Android platform, one where the billions of dollars at stake were the least-significant possible consequence of the lawsuit.     

Sarah Jeong

Dreams came to men for many reasons, both as oracles and as warnings.     

Alice Hoffman

All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who can condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character, or illustrates an existence.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Conscience is an oracle of the Divinity.     

William Ellery Channing

Before leaving school I consorted with The Oracle: Google.     

Jandy Nelson

What is Oracle? A bunch of people. And all of our products were just ideas in the heads of those people - ideas that people typed into a computer, tested, and that turned out to be the best idea for a database or for a programming language.     

Larry Ellison

Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable for, not the rightness, but the uprightness of the decision.     

Thomas Jefferson

More and more software, more and more corporate business is going to be stored and done over the Net, … And that's where Oracle could do very well.     

Marc Klee

There are two sentences inscribed upon the Ancient oracle... "Know thyself" and "Nothing too much"; and upon these all other precepts depend.     

Plutarch

Enlarge not thy destiny, said the oracle: endeavor not to do more than is given thee in charge.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm a librarian, not an oracle.     

Libba Bray

The ancient Oracle said that I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.     

Socrates

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

We have built no national temples but the Capitol; we consult no common oracle but the Constitution.     

Rufus Choate