These angel quotes give different peoples views, ideas and experiences of angels. Nowadays, more and more people are accepting that angels are real. According to a Gallup poll taken in 2004, 78% of Americans believe in angels and I'm sure that it is even higher now.
When people talk of Angels they don't always just mean the traditional winged messenger, some people are describing celestial beings of light and love, and then there are those 'ordinary' people who perform miracles, or who appear at just the right moment to help someone and then disappear.
Angel quotes are listed alphabetically on surnames.
Angel quotes from unknown sources are at the bottom of the page.
Mortimer J. Adler 1902 - 2001
Angels are not merely forms of extraterrestrial intelligence.
They are forms of extra-cosmic intelligence.
Joan Wester Anderson
When you are lonely or frightened, talk to your guardian angel. You can do it out loud or inside your head, your angel can hear you. Ask your angel to be near you, to put his or her hand on your shoulder, to give you courage and protect you.
St Thomas Aquinas 1225 - 1274
An angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision and by bringing within his reach some truth which the angel himself contemplates.
We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; and God has provided for this, by appointing His angels to be our teachers and guides.
Joan of Arc 1412 - 1431
I saw them with my bodily eyes as clearly as I see you. And when they departed, I used to weep and wish they would take me with them.
St Augustine 354 - 430
Angels are spirits, but it is not because they are spirits that they are angels. They become angels when they are sent, for the name angel refers to their office, not their nature. You ask the name of this nature, it is spirit, you ask its office, it is that of an angel, which is a messenger.
Make friends with angels.
Where were you while the morning stars sang together,
and all the angels shouted for joy?
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887
We go to the grave of a friend saying,
"A man is dead,"
but angels throng about him saying,
"A man is born."
William Blake 1770 - 1850
The angel that presided o'er my birth
Said, 'Little creature, form'd of joy and mirth,
Go, love without help of anything on earth.'
Harold Boulton 1859 - 1935
Sleep my child, and peace attend thee,
All through the night.
Guardain angels God will send thee,
All through the night.
Ray Bradbury 1920
And you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881
Music is well said to be the speech of angels, in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.
Anton Chekhov 1860 - 1904
We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels,
we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
Gilbert Chesterton 1874 - 1936
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
F. Forrester Church
Remember, Angels are both God's messengers and God's message, witness to eternity in time, to the presence of the divine amidst the ordinary. Every moment of every day is riddled by their traces.
Janice T. Connell
The wisdom of the ages teaches that each individual, whether believer or not, good or bad, old or young, sick or well, rich or poor, has a personal Guardian Angel with him or her at every moment of life's journey.
John T. Connell
Most people, in the deepest part of their memory,
hold the angels in great esteem.
Fanny Crosby 1820 - 1915
Angels descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Lucinda Drayton (Bliss)
Do you hear me calling you?
The voice of a mother and a father and a child.
Would you recognise the truth?
Do you feel the love that's falling from my eyes?
Only a second, that's all it takes to realize
There's a hundred thousand angels by your side.
These are some of the lyrics from one of my all-time favourite songs 'A Hundred Thousand Angels' by Bliss. It is such a beautiful uplifting song, I listen to it often. When I first created this page of angel quotes in 2010 I was unable to find a suitable YouTube video of it, so I had a go at making my own...
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
Every man contemplates an angel
in his future self.
Eileen Elias Freeman
Children often have imaginary playmates.
I suspect that half of them are really their Guardian Angels.
Everyone who has had an angelic encounter has seen something different from everyone else who has seen or experienced an angel.
Pay attention to your dreams.
God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep.
The minute you speak to your angel for the first time, you will never be alone again, because our angels are always with us. No matter where you are as you read this, you are surrounded by angels. Your room, your office, your garden - are filled with angelic presences.
We feel isolated and lonely and it's not necessary.
Each of us has a Guardian Angel who works with us
as much as we will allow.
When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels.
The entire hierarchy of angels
can best be described as an endlessly vast sphere of beings,
who surround an unknowable centre-point, which is called God.
Billy Graham 1918
Few people realize the profound part
angelic forces play in human events.
I am convinced that these heavenly beings exist
and that they provide unseen aid on our behalf.
Every space that seems empty, there stands an angel smiling in your direction, with love in their heart.
Angels have no philosophy but love.
May leprechauns strew happiness wherever you walk each day,
and Irish angels smile on you all along the way.
Carl Jung 1875 - 1961
The angel personifies something new
arising from the deep unconscious.
The angels are a strange genus, they are precisely what they are and cannot be anything else. They are themselves soul-less beings who represent nothing but the thoughts and intuitions of their Lord.
Heaven comes to people - and their loved ones - when they are dying. It is not uncommon for angels to appear when people are on the edge of death, and people who have had near-death experiences often describe feelings of indescribable peace - Angels.
For every soul, there is a guardian watching it.
Those who say, 'Our Lord is God,' and wholeheartedly pursue the right way... upon them do angels descend, saying, 'fear not and grieve not, but receive the good news... We are your supporters in the present life and in the life to come.'
Ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze?
A teardrop in the falling rain?
Hear a whisper against the rustle of leaves?
Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? -
Nature is an angel's favourite hiding place.
Angels assist us in connecting with a powerful yet gentle force, which encourages us to live life to it's fullest.
Whatever you put your attention on in this life, will increase in your life. As you put your attention on angels, they will begin increasingly to make their presence known to you.
Dorothy Maclean 1920
When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love, laugh or dance with joy. We are at one with the Angels.
Michelangelo 1475 - 1564
I saw the angel in the marble
and carved until I set him free.
John Milton 1608 - 1674
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth.
Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.
Book of Mormon
And they are the angels of God, and can show themselves unto whatsoever man it seemeth them good. Therefore, great and marvelous works shall be wrought by them before the great and coming day.
Prophet Muhammad 570 - 632
Every raindrop that falls is accompanied by an angel,
for even a raindrop is a manifestation of being.
Flower A. Newhouse 1909 - 1994
Were you to realize the forms minute and glorious, which invisibly play their parts in service around you, there could be no monotony - only a divine rapture of gratitude for such ministry.
When humans face testings and tragedy, they should remember the angels who are always standing ready to lend their celestial assistance, comfort and council.
You should never feel lonely, neglected, fearful, or defeated when you remember that there are the shining ones. They are watching with keen interest and a great desire to help to raise you, to stimulate you into contact with your own superior inner resources.
Origen 185 - 254
When anyone prays, the angels that minister to God and watch over mankind gather round about him and join with him in prayer.
Edgar Allan Poe 1809 - 1849
In the heavens above
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, amid their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of 'Mother.'
Stephanie Powers 1942
We are never so lost our angels cannot find us.
Perhaps children's innocence, wherever it comes from,
contributes to the fact that they seem to see angels more often.
Francis de Sales 1567 - 1622
Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965
A man does not have to be an angel
in order to be a Saint.
Patrick Swayze 1952 - 2009
I thought it was all over. My lungs were filling with water and I began to black out. Then I saw an ancient warrior rise up out of the water. He said we'd make it, and we did. I believe we all have an angel watching us.
(After a 25ft wave hurled him off his surfboard during filming of Point Break in 1991.)
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - 1941
I believe we are free, within limits, and yet there is an unseen hand, a guiding angel, that somehow, like a submerged propeller, drives us on.
He who has fed a stranger, may have fed an angel.
Do not be afraid to be vulnerable. We angels love you unconditionally and rejoice in the moments when you allow the world to see who you are - tears and all. For there is nothing that could match the perfection of a truthful heart as it opens up to more love.
We all have times when life feels hard; when we're frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that's you right now, don't worry - every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you'll soon find your wings again. In the mean time, let your Angels wrap you in theirs. You are so loved.
Terry Lynn Taylor
When I ask the angels for answers to the human mystery, I find they guide me to a sense of peace and comfort in my soul. The angels do this not by bringing me answers and intricate theories, but by bringing me creative ways of responding to life with light in my heart.
Angels appear in many different forms
to hold your hand through the difficult times.
Fairies are angels who reside very close to the Earth so that they can perform their Divine mission of protecting nature and animals.
To connect with the fairies... go outdoors.
When you see sparkling lights with no physical origin and no medical eye issues, it means that you are seeing Angel Lights, which are the energies of your Guardian Angels and Archangels moving around you.
You don't need a formal prayer or invocation to call the angels to your side. Simply think, 'Angels, please surround me,' and they are there.
Robbie Williams 1974
And through it all she offers me protection,
a lot of love and affection
whether I'm right or wrong.
And down the waterfall
where ever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call, she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead.
(Angels song lyrics also by: Guy Chambers & Luis Gomez Escolar)
Robin Williams 1951 - 2014
May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest sweet prince.
(Talking about Christopher Reeve)
Marianne Williamson 1952
We have been so long in a downward spin, the angels are calling us up. We are meant to fly and with our spirits we can. We are meant to ascend, to transmute the negative mass of the worlds corrupted thought forms. No one asked us to stay so long away from heaven, away from joy.
A gentle angel is always there
To chase grey clouds away
And bring you peace and comfort
To each hour of every day.
A guardian angel walks with us sent from up above,
their loving wings surround us and enfold us with love.
Although we may not see them and they don't make a sound
whenever they are needed our angel is around.
Angels are never too distant to hear you.
Angels have no philosophy but love.
Babies are a link between angels and man.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends.
I am surrounded by angels...but I call them friends.
If we ask our guardian angel in a thought or in a prayer
to come and stand beside us our angel will be there.
If you choose to believe you'll soon have confirmation
that angels do exist for you'll be filled with inspiration.
If you need an angels help
You only have to say
And soon you'll find that things will start
Improving right away.
It only takes a thought and your angel will be there
for although you may not see them you're always in their care.
One should not stand at the foot of a sick person's bed,
because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.
Our guardian angel is there to help in everything we do,
to give hope and light our way, with love the whole year through.
Our mystical devoted friends
Are always close at hand
And whatever we ask of them
They always understand.
Remember that you are special
To the angels up above
Who will guide you and protect you
And surround you with their love.
The angels tend life's garden
With comfort, hope and love
They're special messengers of joy
Sent down from up above.
There are angels all amongst us sent down from up above
to offer guidance and protection and unconditional love.
There's a guardian angel beside you every day
if you trust in her she'll take your hand and gently show the way.
When you believe in angels
You can greet each brand new day
Knowing you have a heavenly friend
Who will guide you on your way.
Trust in your guardian angel and you will surely find,
that you'll feel loved and protected and will have peace of mind.
We all have a guardian angel sent down from above
to keep us safe from harm and surround us with their love.
When we see a snow white feather resting on the ground,
it surely is a sign our guardian angel is around.
When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel that you know.
When you need a heavenly hug
Or comfort from above
Your angel's wings, soft as a cloud
Will wrap you up in love.
When you're feeling happy
There's an angel smiling too
They want the very best for us
No matter what we do.
When you see a snow white feather Drifting on the breeze
You will know your angel's sent a sign
To put your mind at ease.
While we are sleeping, angels have conversations with our souls.
With divine encouragement it is easier to succeed,
so tell your angel if it's strength and fortitude you need.
Your angel friend
Where ever you may find
That you need some gentle guidance
To restore your peace of mind.
Your angel's love will light your way
And make it clear to see
Which path will lead to happiness
And where you long to be.
You should never feel alone there's always someone to turn to,
it is the guardian angel who is watching over you.