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G. K. Chesterton Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by G. K. Chesterton

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

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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- 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

 

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

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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

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Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

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

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

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels.
We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
- Anton Chekhov

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
- James Madison

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

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

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

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

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

I slide my arm from under the sleeper's head and it is numb,
full of swarming pins, on the tip of each,
waiting to be counted, the fallen angels sit.
- Wislawa Szymborska

I had so many freckles that my mother used to say that
they were kisses from the angels.
I still have them.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

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

God's angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.
- Billy Graham

We are never like angels till our passion dies.
- John Denham

Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
- Christopher Dawson

I believe in angels, so it's simple.
- Isabelle Adjani

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

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

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

We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible
because they are popular with our fan base.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adam was placed in Paradise in perfect estate,
and in the company of God's angels; God walked and did talk with him.
He heard the voice, and beheld the presence of God.
- John Jewel

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

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels,
but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature,
that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
- Adam Clarke

Poets are Damned...
but See with the Eyes of Angels.
- Allen Ginsberg

I like to refer to my years with the Angels as the foundation of my career.
- Nolan Ryan

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

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

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

I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter.
I mean, her Dad's an angel.
- Courtney Love

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

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

Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle,
and since then have followed me throughout my life.
- Edvard Munch

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

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

Angels are like diamonds.
They can't be made, you have to find them.
Each one is unique.
- Jaclyn Smith

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

But men must know, that in this theatre of man's life
it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers on.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

I know I got angels watchin me from the other side.
- Kanye West

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

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

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

I could not have made it this far had there not been angels along the way.
- Della Reese

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

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope

I don't blame it on the Hell's Angels.
I blame it on the people who were there.
- Paul Kantner

Don't be on the side of the angels, it's too lowering.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

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

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

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

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


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