Quotes of the Day for 29 September 2006 – Angels
Today is the Feast of Michael and All Angels, called Michaelmas in England. Scripture gives us little hints about these creatures, and man has been fascinated with them for millennia. Various commentators have come up with nine orders of angels, from the greatest, the Seraphim, then the Cherubim, down to the lowest, the Archangels and Angels - all seem to agree on the names, and the ranking of those four, but the middle ranks differ. I'm not going to try to make any sense out of them, but I have plenty of quotes on Angels.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, But to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
- Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine, 1790 - 1869
It was when Lucifer first congratulated himself upon his angelic behavior that he became the tool of evil.
- Dag Hammarskjöld, 1905 - 1961
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 (Mary Ann Evans), 1819 - 1880
Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you.
- Francis de Sales, 1567 - 1622
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, 1824 - 1905
Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it.
- Alan Valentine
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