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
I prize every candle in the darkness of the universe, even if it is not a supernova of blinding illumination.thomas flanagan
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.robert burton
"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."
Man's life? A candle in the wind, hoar-frost on stone.Carl Sandburg
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.
At the heart of its strength is a weakness: a lone candle can hold it back. Love is more than a candle, love can ignite the stars.
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends. It gives a lovely light.edna st. vincent millay
They believed, in short, that they held in their steady hands the candle that would light the world. We have inherited this belief, and it has helped and hurt us.Arthur Miller
Hell, I'm not saying I'm an angel, but when it came to dirty tricks I couldn't hold a candle to the Irish Mafia.jimmy hoffa
I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.
But it is not necessary to light a candle to the sun.Algernon sidney
At dawn they came and took you away. You were my dead: I walked behind. In the dark room children cried, the holy candle gasped for air.Robert F. Thiemann
It is burning a farthing candle at Dover, to shew light at Calais.
We shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as (I trust) shall never be put out.
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
They say rather than cursing the darkness, one should light a candle. They don't mention anything about cursing a lack of candles.