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Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

 

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
- Raymond Inmon

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.
- The Buddha

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

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

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
- James Madison

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
- John Keble

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

Could we forbear dispute, and practise love,
We should agree as angels do above.
- Edmund Waller

I slide my arm from under the sleeper's head and it is numb,
full of swarming pins, on the tip of each,
waiting to be counted, the fallen angels sit.
- Wislawa Szymborska

After being so bad I could hear the angels singing.
- Lillie Langtry

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

I know I got angels watchin me from the other side.
- Kanye West

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure,
a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth,
a link between angels and men.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
- Christopher Dawson

San Francisco has just blown us all away.
I also understand Angels in America didn't do well there.
- Chita Rivera

Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels.
- Fran Drescher

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

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

I do not believe in God, angels and the hereafter.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded
my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall;
the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon

We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible
because they are popular with our fan base.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

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

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

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white,
In the gardens of the night.
- Robert Bridges

I like to refer to my years with the Angels as the foundation of my career.
- Nolan Ryan

For why should we not admire more the angels themselves
and the blessed choirs of heaven?
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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

I can't get very far away from Christianity,
I can't get very far away from the angels and the saints.
I work them in always, in some way.
- Anne Rice

I just want to say, good night, sweet prince,
may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
- Harry Dean Stanton

Poets are Damned...
but See with the Eyes of Angels.
- Allen Ginsberg

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

To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an
angel himself or have angels for hearers.
- George Whitefield

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope

I don't see how I possibly could have come from where
I entered the planet to where I am now if there had
not been angels along the way.
- Della Reese

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

I'm in California a lot; I go overseas sometimes and
I meet more Hells Angels than other Angels do.
- Chuck Zito

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

A friend is always good to have, but a lover's kiss
is better than angels raining down on me.
- Dave Matthews

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

There was no club but the Hells Angels as far as I was concerned.
- Chuck Zito

Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil
and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels.
Things are clearly more complicated.
- Milan Kundera

I believe in angels, so it's simple.
- Isabelle Adjani

It was pride that changed angels into devils;
it is humility that makes men as angels.
- Saint Augustine

They're called "angels" because they're in heaven until the reviews come out.
- Barbra Streisand

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and
an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.
- Jim Harrison

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

Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where
pigs would die of disgust.
- Kenneth Rexroth

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where
we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
- Jim Morrison

So, yes, I believe in angels, absolutely,
I do.
- Della Reese

Angels possess greater powers than do human beings.
- Walter Lang

People who act like angels ought to have angels to deal with.
- Samuel Richardson

If man is only a little lower than the angels,
the angels should reform.
- Mary Wilson Little

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

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

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

I don't blame it on the Hell's Angels.
I blame it on the people who were there.
- Paul Kantner

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

Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering.
- David Herbert Lawrence

We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies.
- Thomas Dekker


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