Fire Quotes

Seneca - fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men....
O for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
William Shakespeare

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blow up the bonfire.
La Rochefoucauld
Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven A spark of that immortal fire With angels shared, by Allah given To lift from earth our low desire.
George Gordon Byron
Love is friendship caught on fire.
Unknown
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
Publilius Syrus

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Benjamin Disraeli
William shakespeare - double, double toil and trouble fire burn, and...
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
Aesop
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.
Dante Alighieri
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
William Shakespeare, "Macbeth", Act 4 scene 1
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master.
George Washington
Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - For credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Socrates
As the same fire assumes different shapes When it consumes objects differing in shape, So does the one Self take the shape Of every creature in whom he is present.
Maitri Upanishads
Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire, an ailment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.
James Madison, Federalist 10
I will follow the right side even to the fire, but excluding the fire if I can.
Michel de Montaigne
Absence lessens the minor passions and increases the great ones, as the wind douses a candle and kindles a fire.
La Rochefoucauld
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I? m just not close enough to get the job done.
George Carlin
Out of the frying pan into the fire.
Quintus Septimius Tertullianus, De Carne Christi
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Reggie Leach
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, Just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Napolean Hill
Indians are plenty smart. We catch small wood. Build small fire. Stand close and stay warm all over. White men not so smart. They catch big wood. Build big fire. Stand far away, burn face and freeze ass.
Henry Seely
Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but which will afterward propagate it.
Johnson
Love is friendship set on fire.
Jeremy Taylo
One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.
Hannah More
All military type firearms are to be handed in immediately... The SS, SA and Stahlhelm give every respectable German man the opportunity of campaigning with them. Therefore anyone who does not belong to one of the above named organisations and who unjustifiably nevertheless keeps his weapon... must be regarded as an enemy of the national government.
SA Oberfuhrer of Bad Tolz, March, 1933.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Thomas Fulle
All the means of action - The shapeless masses - The materials - Lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch
I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion.
Dorothy Parke
But true love is a durable fire In the mind ever burning Never sick, never old, never dead From itself never turning.
Sir Walter Raleigh
The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.
William Fullbright
Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint.
J. B. Yeats
Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
George Washington
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Comte DeBussy - Rabutin
Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
There is no accountability in the public school system - Except for coaches. You know what happens to a losing coach. You fire him. A losing teacher can go on losing for 30 years and then go to glory.
Ross Perot, The Dallas Morning News, March 11, 1984