Famous Quotes About Archangels

Archangel Quotes on Michael, Gabriel, and Other Famous Angels

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Quotes about archangels like Michael and Gabriel describe the highest-ranking of all God's angels. Grant Faint/Getty Images

God gives archangels (the highest-ranking angels) the most important responsibilities in heaven and on Earth, so people have discussed these famous angels throughout history. Here are some archangel quotes about these leading angels -- such as Archangel Michael and Archangel Gabriel -- who serve God and inspire human beings:

"The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Buoyed by water, he can fly in any direction -- up, down, sideways -- by merely flipping his hand. Under water, man becomes an archangel." -- Jacques Cousteau

"The archangel Michael took supreme command. He reassured their minds by his serenity. His countenance, wherein his soul was visible, expressed contempt for danger." -- Anatole France

"Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him, until the trump of the archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul." -- James Otis

"His form had yet not lost/All her original brightness, nor appeared/Less than archangel ruined, and the excess/Of glory obscured." -- John Milton

"If there is a heaven, it's certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them." -- Pam Brown

“When I go to the gate [of heaven], I'll play a [music] duet with Gabriel.

Yeah, we'll play 'Sleepy Time Down South' and 'Hello, Dolly!.' Then he can blow a couple that he's been playing up there all the time.” -- Louis Armstrong

"His face when he repeats his verses hath its ancient glory, an archangel a little damaged." -- Charles Lamb

"Kaaba was a large stone presented by the archangel Gabriel to the patriarch Abraham, and preserved at Mecca.

The patriarch had perhaps asked the archangel for bread.” -- Ambrose Bierce

"Being instated as an archangel, Satan made himself multifariously objectionable and was finally expelled from heaven." -- Ambrose Bierce

"Above all, Saint Michael told me that I I must be a good child, and that God would help me." -- Saint Joan of Arc