angels

A Quote by Traditional on angels, birds, christ, darkness, earth, god, heart, lies, music, sons, and stability

Whence Comes This Rush of Wings? Whence comes this rush of wings afar, Following straight the Noël star? Birds from the woods in wondrous flight, Bethlehem seek this Holy Night. "Tell us, ye birds, why come ye here, Into this stable, poor and drear?" "Hast'ning we seek the new-loom King, And all our sweetest music bring." Hark! how the greenfinch bears his part, Philomel, too, with tender heart, Chants from her leafy dark retreat, Re, mi, fa, sol, in accents sweet. Angels and shepherds, birds of the sky, Come where the Son of God cloth lie; Christ on earth with man cloth dwell, Join in the shout, "Noël, Noël!"

Traditional

Source: French Carol from Bas-Quercy

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A Quote by Tracy Chapman on angels, life, and people

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.

Tracy Chapman

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A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on angels, argument, and dance

Philosophers have argued for centuries about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, but materialists have always known it depends on whether they are jitterbugging or dancing cheek to cheek.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

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A Quote by Thomas Traherne on angels, earth, fatherhood, heaven, and world

Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven; see yourself in your Father's Palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as Celestial Joys; having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the Angels.

Thomas Traherne (c. 1637 - 1674)

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A Quote by Thomas Traherne on angels

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How like an angel came I down!

Thomas Traherne (c. 1637 - 1674)

Source: Wonder, I9I0

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A Quote by Thomas Paine on angels, character, god, men, men and women, reputation, and women

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

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on angels, excess, life, and time

He pass'd the flaming bounds of place and time: The living throne, the sapphire blaze, Where angels tremble while they gaze, He saw; but blasted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. III. 2, Line 4.

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A Quote by Thomas Dekker on angels and passion

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

Thomas Dekker (c.1572 - 1632)

Source: The Honest Whore, pt. II, 1630, act I, sc. ii

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on angels, music, and speech

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Campbell on angels, blush, and good

But sad as angels for the good man's sin, Weep to record, and blush to give it in.

Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)

Source: Pleasures of Hope, 1799

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