A paraphrase of Section 10 of the Sutra of 42 Sections, a Chinese text.
Countries that have soldiers in charge seem, more often than not, to be the ones where democracy is but a flickering candle sitting in an open window with a forecast of rain.Lewis MacKenzie
Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation.william bradford
I prize every candle in the darkness of the universe, even if it is not a supernova of blinding illumination.thomas flanagan
Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason, the morning daylight appears plainer when you put out your candle.
There is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle.michael faraday
Be of good comfort, brother and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace in England, as I trust shall never be put out.Hugh Latimer
Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man; We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.Hugh Latimer
Don't burn the candle at both ends.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.william shakespeare
I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.
The warm look of radiance on your face And your heart beating close to mine And the evening fading in the candle glow This must be what it's all about Oh this must be what it's all about This must be what paradise is like So quiet in here. So peaceful in here So quiet in here, yeah, so peaceful in here.van morrison
"I can see in the dark."
"That may be so, Mulla. But if it is true, why do you sometimes carry a candle at night?"
"To prevent other people from bumping into me."
Snow, snow over the whole land across all boundaries. The candle burned on the table, the candle burned.Boris Pasternak
No, not dead. But the candle in that great turnip has gone out.
'Tis nothing but a magic shadow-show, Played in a box whose candle is the sunEdward Fitzgerald
She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.
Some future strain, in which the muse shall tell How science dwindles, and how volumes swell. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.Edward Young
So, cutting the lashing of the waterproof match keg, after many failures Starbuck contrived to ignite the lamp in the lantern; then stretching it on a waif pole, handed it to Queequeg as the standard-bearer of this forlorn hope. There, then, he sat, holding up that imbecile candle in the heart of that almighty forlornness. There, then, he sat, the sign and symbol of a man without faith, hopelessly holding up hope in the midst of despair.Herman Melville
The league of nations founded by the prophet of Islam put the principle of international unity and human brotherhood on such universal foundations as to show candle to other nations. ... the fact is that no nation of the world can show a parallel to what Islam has done towards the realization of the idea of the League of Nations.
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