23. Never Called Himself Prophet
Making prophecies is quite different from calling yourself a ‘prophet’, and Nostradamus understood this very well. That’s why he never ever called him a prophet, but simply someone who makes predictions of future events!
To make his stand clear, he even wrote to several people from all over who seek his advice, that he would never be “foolish enough to call himself a prophet”. This was a smart move, because had his prophecies caused people to consider him a religious figure, this could’ve gotten really bad between him and the Inquisition!