Quotes and Sayings about Angels



"I do not believe in God, angels and the hereafter."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Related: God, Angels)

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

"The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: God, Angels, May, Play)

"I hold communications with saints and angels, even with satan himself."
- Elizabeth Barton
(Related: Angels, Saints, Satan)

"Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Angels, Man)

"Its visits, like those of angels, short, and far between."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Angels)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Mother, Angels, Kisses)

"My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Angels, Delight, Gardens, Night, Walking)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Love, Angels, Desire, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Light)

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

"Ideologies have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Heart, Angels)

"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
(Related: Time, Idea, Angels, Being, Famous)

"I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Angels, Culture, Opinion)

"The nurses were all angels in my eyes."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Angels, Eyes, Nurses)

"We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: God, People, Angels, Trouble, Want)

"I don't believe in angels, no. But I do have a wee parking angel. It's on my dashboard and you wind it up. The wings flap and it's supposed to give you a parking space. It's worked so far."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: Angels, Space, Wind)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Men, God, Knowledge, Angels, Nothing, Participation)

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

"We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Angels, Passion)

"We are never like angels till our passion dies."
- John Denham
(Related: Angels, Passion)

"Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Angels, Mind, Production, Will)

"Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Angels, Illness)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: War, Women, Thought, Angels, Old, Population, Washington)

"Our acts our angels are, for good or ill, our fatal shadows that walk by us still."
- John Fletcher
(Related: Angels, Shadows)

"Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

"Poets are Damned... but See with the Eyes of Angels."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Angels, Eyes, Poets)

"Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Courage, Angels)

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

"Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and an earth not so apparently devoid of angels."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Angels, Day, Earth)

"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
(Related: Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)

"It is by suffering that human beings become angels."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Angels, Suffering)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Government, History, Angels, Kings, Man, Question)

"They talk like angels but they live like men."
- St. Jerome
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Angels, Blame, Hell)

"Peace is the first thing the angels sang."
- John Keble
(Related: 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
(Related: Mother, Angels, Earth, Reading, Singing)

"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
(Related: Angels, Devil)

"Angels possess greater powers than do human beings."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Angels)

"After being so bad I could hear the angels singing."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Angels, Being, Singing)

"I get the greatest feeling when I'm singing. It's other-worldly. Your feet are anchored into the Earth and into this energy force that comes up through your feet and goes up the top of your head and maybe you're holding hands with the angels or the stars, I have no idea."
- Cyndi Lauper
(Related: Idea, Angels, Earth, Energy, Feeling, Feet, Force, Singing, Stars)

"Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Angels)

"Yes, I'm a great believer in angels."
- Anna Lee
(Related: Angels)

"If man is only a little lower than the angels, the angels should reform."
- Mary Wilson Little
(Related: Angels, Man, Reform)

"I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad's an angel."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Dad, Daughter, Angels)

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

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another."
- Lucretius
(Related: Angels)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Government, Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Men, Angels)

"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
(Related: Love, People, Angels, Evil, Hate, Pain, Pleasure, Want)

"A friend is always good to have, but a lover's kiss is better than angels raining down on me."
- Dave Matthews
(Related: Kiss, Friend, Angels)

"We are not angels. Nor are we the devils you have made us out to be."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Angels)

"For why should we not admire more the angels themselves and the blessed choirs of heaven?"
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Angels, Heaven)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Death, Angels, Ravens)

"Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Men, Gods, Angels, Pride)

"Men would be angels, angels would be gods."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Men, Gods, Angels)

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

"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Fear, Angels, Fools)

"In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on."
- Pythagoras
(Related: God, Life, Angels, Man, Theater)

"So, yes, I believe in angels, absolutely, I do."
- Della Reese
(Related: Angels)

"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
(Related: Angels, Now)

"I could not have made it this far had there not been angels along the way."
- Della Reese
(Related: Angels)

"Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust."
- Kenneth Rexroth
(Related: Angels, Disgust, Ecstasy, Man)

"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
(Related: Work, Christianity, Angels, Saints)

"People who act like angels ought to have angels to deal with."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: People, Act, Angels)

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

"I like to refer to my years with the Angels as the foundation of my career."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Angels, Career, Years)

"When I got traded to the California Angels, I really wasn't that excited about going to the Angels because it meant changing leagues and also a whole new set of teammates. But shortly after I got there I realized that it was one of the best things that ever happened to me."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Angels)

"Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Angels, Friends, Help, Praise, Spiritual)

"By that sin fell the angels."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Angels, Sin)

"Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read 'Rage of Angels'. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Angels, Meaning, Reason, Sales, Tea, Woman)

"Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man, they have wider connections."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Angels, Fire, Man, Spirits)

"Angels are like diamonds. They can't be made, you have to find them. Each one is unique."
- Jaclyn Smith
(Related: Angels)

"I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."
- Harry Dean Stanton
(Related: Angels, May, Night, Rest, Want)

"Then the Angels came in 1961, and I fell in love with them."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Love, Angels)

"They're called "angels" because they're in heaven until the reviews come out."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Heaven)

"There are angels that receive more interiorly the Divine that goes forth from the Lord, and others that receive it less interiorly; the former are called celestial angels, and the latter spiritual angels."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Spiritual)

"The angels taken collectively are called heaven, for they constitute heaven; and yet that which makes heaven in general and in particular is the Divine that goes forth from the Lord and flows into the angels and is received by them."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Heaven)

"Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Being, Body, Fact, Living, Man, Spirit, Spirits)

"And as the Divine that goes forth from the Lord is the good of love and the truth of faith, the angels are angels and are heaven in the measure in which they receive good and truth from the Lord."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Love, Faith, Truth, Angels, Heaven, Measure)

"In the Christian world... it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Christian, Angels, Beginning, Devil, Heaven, Hell, Light, Satan, World)

"I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives in the body; and many will say that it is all fancy, others that I relate such things in order to gain credence, and others will make other objections."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Body, Fancy, Gain, Order, Spirits, Will)

"I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Angels, Waiting)

"Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Father, Angels, Earth, Enjoyment, Right, World)

"The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels."
- Georg Trakl
(Related: Angels)

"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
(Related: Men, Peace, Love, Angels, Earth, Innocence, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: God, Angels, Pleasure)

"Could we forbear dispute, and practise love, We should agree as angels do above."
- Edmund Waller
(Related: Love, Angels)

"We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible because they are popular with our fan base."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Angels, Mission, Popular)

"I know I got angels watchin me from the other side."
- Kanye West
(Related: Angels)

"The righteousness of Jesus Christ is one of those great mysteries, which the angels desire to look into, and seems to be one of the first lessons that God taught men after the fall."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Men, God, Angels, Christ, Desire, First, Righteousness)

"To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Angels, Man)

"Virginians were no more angels or philanthropists than people to the north or to the south of them. They were moved by their affections, their interest, and their resentments, just as humanity is moved today."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: People, Angels, Humanity, Interest, Today)

"An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can't confine me there."
- Edward Young
(Related: Angels, Grave)

"So if one, or two, or a handful of guys sells drugs for their own personal gain and profit who just so happens to be a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, we want that same consideration."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Angels, Consideration, Drugs, Gain, Profit, Want)

"So it just goes to show you that it was always the Hells Angels first. They were the originals and all other clubs try and imitate what the Hells Angels have already done."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Angels, First)

"There was no club but the Hells Angels as far as I was concerned."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Angels)

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