Fire Quotes

Comte debussy - rabutin - absence is to love what wind is to fire it...
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Lewis, Jr., May 9, 1798

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
George Washington
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs.
William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", 1790
O for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
William Shakespeare
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

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
Thomas mann - time has no divisions to mark its passage, there...
I bet what happened was, they discovered fire and invented the wheel on the same day. Then, that night, they burned the wheel.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
Aesop
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Wake up with one mind, my friends, and kindle the fire, you many who share the same nest. Make your thoughts harmonious stretch them on the loom make a ship whose oars will carry us across.
Rig Veda
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.
Dante Alighieri
I will follow the right side even to the fire, but excluding the fire if I can.
Michel de Montaigne
We stare into the fire of life, the flame of the soul, Yet we stand, so far away, Basking in the eternal energy that flows from within it, We stand back, too scared to approach the flames.
Unknown
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one - As the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. Maxims.
La Rochefoucauld
Fire is the test of gold adversity, of strong men.
Seneca
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Comte DeBussy - Rabutin
The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire.
Richard Milhous Nixon
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Auguste Rodin
This is the truth As from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
Maitri Upanishads
What is life It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.
Crowfoot
Wit is brushwood; judgment timber; the one gives the greatest flame, and the other yields the most durable heat; and both meeting make the best fire.
Overlung
I just bought a microwave fireplace. You can spend an evening in front of it in only eight minutes.
Steven Wright, Standup Comedy Routine
The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.
Edith Sodergran
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Joe Bob Briggs
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
William Shakespeare, Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. 1.
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
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.
There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire.
Gamal Abdel Nasse
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
The first ladyship is the only federal office in which the holder can neither be fired nor impeached.
William Safire
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
George Washington
There is only one boss the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton
We feel free when we escape - - Even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire.
Eric Hoffe
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
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget.
Charles Hamilton Aide