Quotations About / On: ANGEL

  • 11.
    If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, p. 322, ed. Clinton Rossiter, New York (1961). The Federalist, No. 51 (February 6, 1788).)
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  • 12.
    "Angel in tights and garters"...
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller, The Pickwick Papers, ch. 45, p. 642 (1837). This is Sam Weller's famous description of Mr. Pickwick.)
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  • 13.
    Every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel's just got his wings.
    (Frances Goodrich (1891-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Frank Capra. Clarence (Henry Travers), It's a Wonderful Life, to George, as they're sitting in the bar (1947). additional scenes by Jo Swerling. Based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.)
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  • 14.
    'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The History of Henry Esmond, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1852).)
  • 15.
    'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The History of Henry Esmond, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1852).)
  • 16.
    We sell the thrones of angels for a short and turbulent pleasure.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Circles," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 17.
    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. An Essay on Criticism, l. 625 (1711).)
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  • 18.
    For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Essay on Criticism (Fr. III). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.)
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  • 19.
    Angels and ministers of grace defend us!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 4, l. 39. Exclamation on first seeing his father's ghost.)
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  • 20.
    To the innocent there are neither cherubim nor angels.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 394, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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