angels

A Quote by Thomas Campbell on angels, bliss, hope, joy, and mind

Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave, oh! leave the light of Hope behind! What though my winged hours of bliss have been Like angel visits, few and far between?

Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)

Source: Pleasures of Hope, 1799

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A Quote by Thomas Ady on angels, lies, and soul

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John' The Bed be blest that I lie on. Four angels to my bed, Four angels round my head, One to watch, and one to pray, And two to bear my soul away.

Thomas Ady

Source: quoted in A Canle in the Dark

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A Quote by Thomas á Kempis on angels, garden, god, heaven, and virtue

You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue, when this was not possible even for an angel of heaven, nor for the first man in the Garden?

Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

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A Quote by The Talmud on angels

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Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, grow.

The Talmud

Source: The Talmud

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A Quote by Sogyal Rinpoche on angels, belief, justice, mind, nature, and simplicity

. . . when the nature of mind is introduced by a master, it is just too simple for us to believe. Our ordinary mind tells us this cannot be, there must be something more to it than this. It must surely be more "glorious", with light blazing in space around us, angels with flowing golden hair swooping down to meet us, and a deep Wizard of Oz voice announcing, "Now you have been introduced to the nature of your mind." There is no such drama.

Sogyal Rinpoche

Source: Sogyal Rinpoche in The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, HarperCollins Publishers, 1993, p. 54

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on angels, anguish, pain, uncertainty, and women

O woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on angels, belief, and existence

Therefore for Spirits, I am so far from denying their existence that I could easily believe, that not only whole Countries, but particular persons, have their Tutelary and Guardian Angels.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici, 1835

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Beecham on angels, business, children, christmas, earth, education, fatherhood, good, justice, mercy, music, peace, retirement, study, and women

'My father,' Beecham confided, 'came to me one Christmas and said, "Look, here, my lad, I've been spendin' a lot o' brass on your musical education, and now Ah wants you to help me." (Every year Beecham's Pills produced a Christmas Carol Annual). "Now Tom," continued my father, "I want you to go through the Annual and alter some of th' verses so as to promote th' business."' Thomas retired to his study and came up with the following: Hark! the herald angels sing! Beecham's Pills are just the thing, Two for a woman one for a child. . . . Peace on Earth and mercy mild! 'These sentiments,' Beecham related, 'especially the ellipsis, seem to me admirably to express the rapture which is occasioned by a good effortless release.'

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879 - 1961)

Source: Neville Cardus:Autobiography

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A Quote by Sarah Flower Adams on angels, darkness, dreams, god, mercy, praise, rest, and songs

Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Though like the wanderer, The sun gone down, Darkness be over me, My rest a stone, Yet in my dreams I'd be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! There let the way appear, Steps unto heav'n, All that thou sendest me, In mercy giv'n, Angels to beckon me, Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Then with my waking thoughts Bright with thy praise, Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise, So by my woes to be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Or if, on joyful sing Cleaving the sky, Sun, moon, and stars forgot, Upward I fly, Still all my song shall be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee!

Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848)

Source: Hymn; music by Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

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A Quote by Sara Teasdale on angels, boredom, christmas, gifts, gold, heaven, jesus, men, songs, and wine

Christmas Carol The kings they came from out the south, All dressed in ermine fine; They bore Him gold and chrysoprase, And gifts of precious wine. The shepherds came from out the north, Their coats were brown and old; They brought Him little new-born lambs- They had not any gold. The wise men came from out the east, And they were wrapped in white; The star that led them all the way Did glorify the night. The angels came from heaven high, And they were clad with wings; And lo, they brought a joyful song The host of heaven sings. The kings they knocked upon the door, The wise men entered in, The shepherds followed after them To hear the song begin. The angels sang through all the night Until the rising sun, But little Jesus fell asleep Before the song was done.

Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

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