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G. K. Chesterton Quotes and Sayings

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

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How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- 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

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

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- 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

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

Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
- Raymond Inmon

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

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

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

I can't get very far away from Christianity,
I can't get very far away from the angels and the saints.
I work them in always, in some way.
- Anne Rice

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

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

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

Whether the angels play only Bach praising God,
I am not quite sure.
I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth

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

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

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

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure,
a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth,
a link between angels and men.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

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

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

Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be
much more amusing if we were all devils,
and no nonsense about angels and being good.
- William Hurlbut

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

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

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

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

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

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

You didn't hear the angels singing.
It was brought down to Mother Earth,
which is where it should be.
And that led me to a lot of other reading.
- Harvey Keitel

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

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

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

San Francisco has just blown us all away.
I also understand Angels in America didn't do well there.
- Chita Rivera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven;
A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared,
by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
- Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This also is a part of the teaching of the Church,
that there are certain angels of God,
and certain good influences, which are His servants
in accomplishing the salvation of men.
- Origen

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

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

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

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

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

The nurses were all angels in my eyes.
- Randy Castillo


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