Quotations on Angels

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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Men, Angels, Humility, Pride)

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Men, Power, Knowledge, Angels, Desire)

But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Life, Men, God, Angels, Man, Theatre)

Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth
(Keywords: God, Angels, Play)

It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth
(Keywords: God, Angels, May, Play)

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Men, God, Angels, Holiness)

I had so many freckles that my mother used to say that they were kisses from the angels. I still have them.
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Keywords: Mother, Angels, Kisses)

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
- Phillips Brooks
(Keywords: Music, Soul, Heart, Angels, Burden, Care, Christmas, Earth, Old, Song)

Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Life, Angels, Earth, Heaven, Old, Wonder)

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Angels, Earth, Heaven, Kindness, Wonder)

Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Nature, Angels, Career, Congress, May, Reason, Service, Temptation, Vote, Yield)

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Victory, Angels, Heaven, Hell)

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Love, Angels, Desire, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Light)

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Music, Angels, Speech)

I think the thing to remember, though, the next time you hear someone who is really certain that he is on the side of the angels, is that the idea of angels was created by human beings, who are famous for being frequently untrustworthy and occasional.
- Jon Carroll
(Keywords: Time, Idea, Angels, Being, Famous)

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov
(Keywords: Peace, Angels, Sky)

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
- Adam Clarke
(Keywords: Nature, Angels, Christ, Human nature)

I don't believe in angels and I have trouble with the whole God thing. I don't want to say I don't believe in God, but I don't think I do. But I believe in people who do.
- Billy Connolly
(Keywords: God, People, Angels, Trouble, Want)

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
- Ralph Cudworth
(Keywords: Wisdom, Men, God, Knowledge, Angels, Nothing, Participation)

Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Men, Work, Angels, Law)

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 Eliot
(Keywords: Life, Angels, Moments, Nothing, Past, Visit)

And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Keywords: War, Women, Thought, Angels, Old, Population, Washington)

God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.
- Billy Graham
(Keywords: God, Angels, Enemies, Potential)

The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)

Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, and no nonsense about angels and being good.
- William Hurlbut
(Keywords: Life, Angels, Being, Nonsense)

But all lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again, In babyhood.
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Keywords: Love, Angels, Babyhood, Earth, Heaven, Pain, Past, Years)

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Government, History, Angels, Kings, Man, Question)

They talk like angels but they live like men.
- St. Jerome
(Keywords: Men, Angels, Talk)

Adam was placed in Paradise in perfect estate, and in the company of God's angels; God walked and did talk with him. He heard the voice, and beheld the presence of God.
- John Jewel
(Keywords: God, Angels, Company, Paradise, Talk, Voice)

Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man - for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.
- Andrew Johnson
(Keywords: Men, Angels, Man, Will)

I don't blame it on the Hell's Angels. I blame it on the people who were there.
- Paul Kantner
(Keywords: People, Angels, Blame, Hell)

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
- John Keble
(Keywords: Peace, Angels, First)

You didn't hear the angels singing. It was brought down to Mother Earth, which is where it should be. And that led me to a lot of other reading.
- Harvey Keitel
(Keywords: Mother, Angels, Earth, Reading, Singing)

It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
- Cyndi Lauper
(Keywords: Idea, Angels, Earth, Energy, Feeling, Feet, Force, Singing, Stars)

If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, - Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
- Richard Lovelace
(Keywords: Love, Soul, Angels, Freedom, Liberty)

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald
(Keywords: Thought, Heart, Friend, Angels, Giving)

I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.
- Agnes Macphail
(Keywords: Men, Women, Equality, Angels, Being, Want)

What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Government, Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)

I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Keywords: Love, People, Angels, Evil, Hate, Pain, Pleasure, Want)

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore
(Keywords: Art, Men, Angels, Garden, Singing, Twilight)

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
- Jim Morrison
(Keywords: Death, Angels, Ravens)

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch
(Keywords: Death, Life, Angels, Insanity, Sickness)

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch
(Keywords: Death, Life, Angels, Disease, Insanity)

Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have.
- Sean O'Casey
(Keywords: Art, Dance, Angels, Devotion, Gay, Song)

This opinion, however, is held by most, that the devil was an angel, and that, having become an apostate, he induced as many of the angels as possible to fall away with himself, and these up to the present time are called his angels.
- Origen
(Keywords: Time, Angels, Devil, Opinion, Present)

This also is a part of the teaching of the Church, that there are certain angels of God, and certain good influences, which are His servants in accomplishing the salvation of men.
- Origen
(Keywords: Men, God, Church, Angels, Salvation, Teaching)

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
- Thomas Paine
(Keywords: Men, Women, God, Character, Angels, Reputation)

The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits , who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament.
- Paracelsus
(Keywords: Dreams, God, Angels, Nothing, Promises, Spirits, Supernatural)

Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Angels, Pride)

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Fear, Angels, Fools)



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