Quotations About / On: ANGEL

  • 1.
    People who act like angels ought to have angels to deal with.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 2, p. 177, AMS Press (1990).)
  • 2.
    Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. An Essay On Man, epistle 1, l. 126 (1733).)
  • 3.
    An angel is like you, Kate, and you are like an angel.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry V, act 5, sc. 2, l. 109-10. Wooing Katherine of France.)
  • 4.
    Man is neither angel nor beast, and the unfortunate thing is that he who would play the angel plays the beast.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 358 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
  • 5.
    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 (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). "A Vision of the Last Judgement," (1810).)
  • 6.
    Entertaining angels unawares: It is always we who are to entertain the angels, and never they us. I cannot, however, think that an angel would be a very entertaining person, either as guest or host.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 154, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
  • 7.
    What can a day present that daunts a man who has awakened with an angel?
    (Gordon R. Menzies)
  • 8.
    Poets are lost, dark devils but see with the eyes of saving angels.
  • 9.
    I will be satisfy if Allah talk about (me) my good deeds to his angels.
  • 10.
    'Don't ever mistake a devil for an angel or you will get stocked in a cage.'
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