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

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly. ~G.K. Chesterton, “Orthodoxy”

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.

~Lord Byron

Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

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 alone. ~William Blake

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. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

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

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

Life is a tapestry: We are the warp; angels, the weft; God, the weaver. Only the Weaver sees the whole design. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

We trust in plumed procession

For such the angels go –

Rank after Rank, with even feet –

And uniforms of Snow.

~Emily Dickinson

Philosophy will clip an angel’s wings. ~John Keats

All God’s angels come to us disguised. ~James Russell Lowell

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! ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth

Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.

~John Milton, Paradise Lost

Insight is better than eyesight when it comes to seeing an angel. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 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

Thorns and stings

And those such things

Just make stronger

Our angel wings.

~Terri Guillemets

Angels fly at light speed, because they are servants of the Light. ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking. ~Jean Cocteau

Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence. ~Astrid Alauda

We’re all kissed by angels but some of us never think to pucker. ~Terri Guillemets

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

He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A pillow for thee will I bring,

Stuffed with down of angel’s wing.

~Richard Crashaw

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

I’m no angel, but I’ve spread my wings a bit. ~Mae West

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

If one looks closely enough, one can see angels in every piece of art. ~Terri Guillemets

Angels are quite ample cause to cry… ~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com

If I have freedom in my love,

And in my soul am free,

Angels alone that soar above,

Enjoy such liberty.

~Richard Lovelace

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

Angels are messengers, but sometimes we misunderstand their language. ~Linda Solegato

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

Angels can fly directly into the heart of the matter. ~Author Unknown

O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,

Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings!

~John Milton, Comus

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

Sometimes what we believe as coincidence is really just getting ourselves caught in an angel booby trap. ~Grey Livingston

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. ~Carrie Latet

Angels are never too distant to hear you. ~Author Unknown

Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace. ~Saint Theresa of 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

Have you ever seen a flower down

Sometimes angels skip around

And in their blissful state of glee

Bump into a daisy or sweet pea.

~Jessi Lane Adams

If you can’t hear the angels, try quieting the static of worry. ~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

While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls. ~Author Unknown

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

Angels, pixies, faerie dust

Treading love and living lust.

~Jaesse Tyler

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown

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

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

How do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on? ~Tom Waits, “Mr Siegal,” Heartattack and Vine (Thanks, Paula)