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We are each of us angels with only one wing,
by Lucretius

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

Related topics: Inspirational

From the very fountain of enchantment there arises
a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
- Lucretius

Life is one long struggle in the dark.
- Lucretius

It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
- Lucretius

 

Victory puts us on a level with heaven.
- Lucretius

Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent,
the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
- Lucretius

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
- Lucretius

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From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet
of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers.
- Lucretius

So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds.
- Lucretius

Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.
- Lucretius

And life is given to none freehold, but it is leasehold for all.
- Lucretius

Sweet it is, when on the high seas the winds are lashing the waters,
to gaze from the land on another's struggles.
- Lucretius

The greatest wealth is to live content with little,
for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
- Lucretius

What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
- Lucretius

Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains,
with no part of yours in peril.
- Lucretius

In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter,
which stings in the very flowers.
- Lucretius

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Lucretius

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
- Lucretius

The sum of all sums is eternity.
- Lucretius

Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed,
and mortals dependent one upon another.
Some nations increase, others diminish,
and in a short space the generations of living creatures
are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
- Lucretius

Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters,
to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation;
not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy,
but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
- Lucretius

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where
we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
- Jim Morrison

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

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

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

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

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

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

I do not believe in God, angels and the hereafter.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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

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

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

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

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

We are never like angels till our passion dies.
- John Denham

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

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

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

People who act like angels ought to have angels to deal with.
- Samuel Richardson

If man is only a little lower than the angels,
the angels should reform.
- Mary Wilson Little

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

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

Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man,
they have wider connections.
- Matthew Simpson

Believers, look up - take courage.
The angels are nearer than you think.
- Billy Graham

Since my illness, I've felt the presence of my angels.
- Fran Drescher

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

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

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

So, yes, I believe in angels, absolutely,
I do.
- Della Reese

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope

There was no club but the Hells Angels as far as I was concerned.
- Chuck Zito

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

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

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall;
the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon

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

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle,
and since then have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch


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