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Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Mother Teresa

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.
Albert Schweitzer

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

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.

Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.
Franklin P. Jones

Not even an angel can fulfill two missions at once.
Irish proverb

O, what may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!
William Shakespeare, Measure For Measure

I wonder what becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as
we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown
wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.
Helen Keller

I have been on the verge of being an angel all my life, but it's never happened yet.
Mark Twain

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am
so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and
Pearl S. Buck

Angelic happiness is in service, from service, and according to service.
Emanuel Swedenborg

In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from
the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from
threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads them forth gently towards a
calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little
George Eliot

Nowadays you must go to heaven to meet an angel.
Polish proverb

Be sure to send a lazy man for the angel of death.
Jewish proverb

A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.
Nancy Astor

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big
world trying to find someone to love.
Marilyn Monroe

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
G. K. Chesterton

Whenever an angel says, "Be not afraid!" you'd better start worrying. A big assignment is on
the way.
Elie Wiesel

When the angels present themselves, the devils abscond.
Egyptian proverb

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

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn;
the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams
are the seedlings of realities.
James Allen

Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since.
Josh Billings

Related to mastering your emotions is the ability to distance yourself from the present
moment and think objectively about the past and the future. Like Janus, the double faced
Roman deity and guardian of all gates and doorways, you must be able to look in both
directions at once.
Robert Greene

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

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of
Thomas Paine

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

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

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

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln

This is a weird feeling in my life I have to deal with, not being a violent man anymore when
my whole life's reputation was built on being extremely violent. I just don't know how to deal
with that right now. I don't even go to strip clubs no more. I don't know who I am sometimes,
but I am not the guy I used to be. I'm not an angel or anything. I'm still lascivious,
periodically. I'm just looking for some balance in my life.
Mike Tyson

A young angel, an old devil.
French proverb

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we
Of many far wiser than we
And neither the angels in Heaven above
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.
Edgar Allan Poe

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
Martin Luther

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

If I got rid of my demons, I'd lose my angels.
Tennessee Williams

If you can't hear the angels, try quieting the static of worry.
Terri Guillemets

If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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