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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Angels
 
  Though sometimes effected by the immediate fiat of the divine will, yet I think they are most ordinarily done by the ministration of angels.
Sir Matthew Hale.    
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  Angels are spirits immaterial and intellectual, the glorious inhabitants of those sacred palaces where there is nothing but light and immortality; no shadow of matter for tears, discontentments, griefs, and uncomfortable passions to work upon; but all joy, tranquillity, and peace, even forever and ever, do dwell.
Richard Hooker.    
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  The obedience of men is to imitate the obedience of angels, and rational beings on earth are to live unto God, as rational beings in heaven live unto him.
William Law.    
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  The supposition that angels assume bodies need not startle us, since some of the most ancient and most learned fathers seemed to believe that they had bodies.
John Locke.    
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  Superior beings above us, who enjoy perfect happiness, are more steadily determined in their choice of good than we, and yet they are not less happy or less free than we.
John Locke.    
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