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

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

Related topics: Inspirational

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hold communications with saints and angels,
even with satan himself.
- Elizabeth Barton

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

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

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

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

Yes, I'm a great believer in angels.
- Anna Lee

Our acts our angels are, for good or ill,
our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
- John Fletcher

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

Its visits, like those of angels, short,
and far between.
- Robert Blair

The near stillness recalls what is forgotten,
extinct angels.
- Georg Trakl

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

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

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

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

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

An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave;
legions of angels can't confine me there.
- Edward Young

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

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

In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only
for God and angels to be lookers-on.
- Pythagoras

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

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

They talk like angels but they live like men.
- St.
Jerome

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

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

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

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

I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter.
I mean, her Dad's an angel.
- Courtney Love

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

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

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 nurses were all angels in my eyes.
- Randy Castillo

God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.
- Billy Graham

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

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

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

Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
- Alexander Pope

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

Cloud Animals: Be a Child Again.
I remember warm summer afternoons,
laying in the shade of a maple tree in the back yard
of my Connecticut home watching the clouds for hours.
As those clouds formed dragons and foxes, clowns and angels,
I traveled across space and time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Then the Angels came in 1961, and I fell in love with them.
- Leigh Steinberg

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

We are not angels.
Nor are we the devils you have made us out to be.
- Slobodan Milosevic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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