All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Attributed to Abraham Lincoln in Josiah G. Holland, The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1866), p. 23; and George Alfred Townsend, The Real Life of Abraham Lincoln (1867), p. 6. According to Townsend, Lincoln made this remark to his law partner, William Herndon. It is disputed whether this quote refers to Lincoln's natural mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, who died when he was nine years old, or to his stepmother, Sarah Bush (Johnston) Lincoln.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.Luciano De Crescenzo
Outside the open window, the morning air is all awash with angels.Richard Wilbur
When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels.Eileen Elias Freeman
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone.
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
The Lord will command his angels to take good care of you. They will lift you up in their hands. Then you won't trip over a stone.
Cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from ye door.
A tear is an intellectual thing, and a sigh is the Sword of an Angel King.
If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil . He cannot stop at the beast. The most savage of men are not beasts; they are worse, a great deal worse.
The shadows of our own desires stand between us and our better angels, and thus their brightness is eclipsed.
Angels shine from without because their spirits are lit from within by the light of God .
Angels can fly lightly because they take God seriously.
Angels can fly because they carry no burdens.
Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you.
Life is a tapestry; We are the warp, angels the weft; God the weaver. Only the Weaver sees the whole design.
Angels fly at light speed, because they are servants of the Light .
God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!Eileen Elias Freeman
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as raven's clawsjim morrison
We know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong. Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?
Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.william shakespeare
Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!william shakespeare
Angels never attack, as infernal spirits do. Angels only ward off and defend.
Could we forbear dispute, and practise love, we should agree as angels do above.
If Angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.St. Maximilian Kolbe