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Quotations about Angels
Angels descending, bring from above,
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
~Fanny J. Crosby
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano de Crescenzo
The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. ~G.K. Chesterton, "Orthodoxy"
Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. ~George Elliot
The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God. ~Meister Eckhart
Philosophy will clip an angel's wings. ~John Keats
All God's angels come to us disguised. ~James Russell Lowell
The Angels were all singing out of tune,
And hoarse with having little else to do,
Excepting to wind up the sun and moon
Or curb a runaway young star or two.
Angels have no philosophy but love. ~Terri Guillemets
It is not known precisely where angels dwell — whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode. ~Voltaire
Pay attention to your dreams — God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth
Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.
Insight is better than eyesight when it comes to seeing an angel. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us. ~Jean Paul Richter
The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people. ~Eric Honeycutt, @erichoney07, May 2011, winner of The Quote Garden create your own quote contest, twitter.com/quotegarden
Angels fly at light speed, because they are servants of the Light. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking. ~Jean Cocteau
We're all kissed by angels but some of us never think to pucker. ~Terri Guillemets
He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time! ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
An angel's wing beats at every window, but only the listening hear and rise. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Life, 1912
Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since. ~Josh Billings
Angels are all around us, all the time, in the very air we breathe. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
It comes down to whether you believe in seven miraculous escapes a week or one guardian angel. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
A pillow for thee will I bring,
Stuffed with down of angel's wing.
In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular. ~George Bernard Shaw
I hear thy voice so clear,
'Tis fragrant from above;
I see an angel tear
Upon the cheek of love.
~E.M. Wood (1838–1912), "To the Memory of Bishop Simpson," A Splendid Wreck and Other Poems, 1888
An angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision. ~St Thomas Aquinas
When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place. ~Author unknown
If trouble hearing angels' song with thine ears, try listening with thy heart. ~Terri Guillemets
Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Evangeline"
If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Music is well said to be the speech of angels. ~Thomas Carlyle
Angels can fly because they carry no burdens. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
I guess I have never really doubted that we are all born to our guardian angel. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence. ~Terri Guillemets
Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. ~Lydia M. Child
Angels are quite ample cause to cry... ~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
You'll meet more angels on a winding path than on a straight one. ~Terri Guillemets
Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for, without being seen, they are present with you. ~St Francis of Sales
If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty.
Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.
~Richard Purdy Wilbur
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ~Michelangelo
Whether we are filled with joy or grief, our angels are close to us, speaking to our hearts of God's love. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
We should pray to the angels, for they are given to us as guardians. ~St Ambrose
Around our pillows golden ladders rise,
And up and down the skies,
With winged sandals shod,
The angels come, and go, the Messengers of God!
~Richard Henry Stoddard
Angels can fly directly into the heart of the matter. ~Author unknown
Angels mend our patchwork hearts with threads of love. ~Terri Guillemets
ANGEL A heavenly ineligible, with wings and a harp; or, an earthy eligible, with money and a heart. ~Charles Wayland Towne, The Foolish Dictionary, Executed by Gideon Wurdz, Master of Pholly, Doctor of Loquacious Lunacy, etc., 1904
If angels are about our path... I cannot but think that they are sad and cover their faces with their hands, when in an unguarded moment those whom they watch over are tempted to wickedness. ~James Gillingham (1838–1924), The Seat of the Soul Discovered or the World's Great Problem Solved, with Objections to the Same Answered, 1870 [Angel facepalm! —tg]
Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel's favorite hiding place. ~Terri Guillemets
Angels are never too distant to hear you. ~Author unknown
I believe we are free, within limits, and yet there is an unseen hand, a guiding angel, that somehow, like a submerged propeller, drives us on. ~Rabindranath Tagore
Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace. ~Thérèse de Lisieux
Angels sail back to God on the sea of joy. ~Terri Guillemets
A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. ~Author unknown
The magnitude of life is overwhelming. Angels are here to help us take it peace by peace. ~Terri Guillemets
While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls. ~Author unknown
If you can't hear the angels, try quieting the static of worry. ~Terri Guillemets
The wings of angels are hope and faith. ~Omar M Al-aqeel, @LeArchange, May 2011, entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest, twitter.com/quotegarden
How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love! ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author unknown
An angel lost his wing,
Crooked he did fly.
When we worship God, our angels add their prayers and turn our single voices into hundred-part harmony. ~Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels' Little Instruction Book, 1994
Anyone can be an angel. ~Author unknown
Angels will not disintegrate with logic, but they are more likely to fly for those who believe. ~Terri Guillemets
How do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on? ~Tom Waits, "Mr Siegal," Heartattack and Vine [Thanks, Paula —tg]
Original post date: 2004 May 16
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