angels

A Quote by Raymond Chandler on angels and food

He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.

Raymond Chandler (1888 - 1959)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on angels and pride

Pride ruined the angels.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on angels, heaven, language, men, and understanding

The angels are so enamoured of the language that is spoken in heaven, that they will not distort their lips with the hissing and unmusical dialects of men, but speak their own, whether there be any who understand it or not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: “Intellect” from Essays: First Series (1841)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on angels, birth, blessings, christ, darkness, earth, fear, gifts, god, hope, lies, love, men, peace, silence, sleep, soul, and world

O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by; Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light. The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary, And, gathered all above While mortals sleep,the angels keep Their watch of wond'ring love. O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth. How silently, how silently The wondrous gift is giv'n! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of his heav'n. No ear may hear his coming; But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him, still The dear Christ enters in.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: O little town of Bethlehem, 1867

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on angels, earth, faith, heaven, life, needs, wonder, and worth

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life. If there is no other life, then this one has been enough to make it worth being born, myself a human being.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

Source: I Believe, 1939

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on angels, earth, heaven, life, and wonder

I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Paul Dickson on angels, destruction, past, vietnam, and weapons

The more innocuous the name of a weapon, the more hideous its impact. Some of the most horrific weapons of the Vietnam era were named 'Bambi', 'Infant', 'Daisycutter', 'Grasshopper', and 'Agent Orange'. Nor is the trend new: from the past we have 'Mustard Gas'', 'Angel Chasers' (two cannonballs linked with a chain for added destruction) and 'The Peacemaker' to name but a few.)

Paul Dickson

Source: The Essential Explanations

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on ambition, angels, character, discipline, fame, humility, nature, possibility, pride, and wealth

The sculptor will chip off all unnecessary material to set free the angel. Nature will chip and pound us remorselessly to bring out our possibilities. She will strip us of wealth, humble our pride, humiliate our ambition, let us down from the ladder of fame, will discipline us in a thousand ways, if she can develop a little character. Everything must give way to that. Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing, manhood is everything.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on angels, children, good, and laughter

You hear that boy laughing?-you think he's all fun; But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done; The children laugh loud as they troop to his call, And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Boys.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Cotton on angels

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Hold the fleet angel fast until he bless thee.

Nathaniel Cotton (1705 - 1788)

Source: To-morrow.

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