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Quotations about Angels
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
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. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 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
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. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place. ~Author Unknown
The angels are so enamored of the language that is spoken in heaven that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether their be any who understand it or not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
If trouble hearing angels' song with thine ears, try listening with thy heart. ~Terri Guillemets
Angels shine from without because their spirits are lit from within by the light of God. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
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. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
I guess I have never really doubted that we are all born to our guardian angel. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit. ~Mae West
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
In every Heart...awaits Your Angel. ~Michael, @WhereAngelsCome
Angels are direct creations of God, each one a unique Master's piece. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
Angels deliver Fate to our doorstep — and anywhere else it is needed. ~Jessi Lane Adams
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 [A few years after writing this, I stumbled onto E.B. White's "Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."
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.
Children often have imaginary playmates. I suspect that half of them are really their guardian angels. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
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. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 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
When a man dies they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him. ~The Koran
O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!
~John Milton, Comus
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, second edition, 1870 [Angel facepalm!
If angels rarely appear, it's because we all too often mistake the medium for the Message. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
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
When our mortal eyes close on this world for the last time, our angels open our spiritual eyes and escort us personally before the face of God. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
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. ~Levende Waters
Angels are spiritual energy. ~Alexis Flora Hope, 2007
If you can't hear the angels, try quieting the static of worry. ~Terri Guillemets
While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls. ~Author Unknown
A demon holds a book, in which are written the sins of a particular man; an Angel drops on it from a phial, a tear which the sinner had shed in doing a good action, and his sins are washed out. ~Alberic, Monk of Monte-Cassino
How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love! ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown
Raindrops resplendent with angels patter my head and drizzle God's love over me. Wet rejoicing abounds! ~Terri Guillemets
When we worship God, our angels add their prayers and turn our single voices into hundred-part harmony. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 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
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
An angel lost his wing,
Crooked he did fly.
How do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on? ~Tom Waits, "Mr Siegal," Heartattack and Vine (Thanks, Paula)
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