It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon
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.
- Francis de Sales
The true boundary of man is moderation. When once we pass that pale, our guardian angel quits his charge of us.
- Owen Feltham
Whether or not each believer has a single angel assigned to him for his defense, I dare not positively affirm.
- John Calvin
This also is a part of the teaching of the Church, that there are certain angels of God, and certain good influences, which are His servants in accomplishing the salvation of men.
In Scripture the visitation of an angel is always alarming; it has to begin by saying "Fear not." The Victorian angel looks as if it were going to say, "There, there."
- C.S. Lewis
We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds, resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth
This opinion, however, is held by most, that the devil was an angel, and that, having become an apostate, he induced as many of the angels as possible to fall away with himself, and these up to the present time are called his angels.