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
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.robert burton
I prize every candle in the darkness of the universe, even if it is not a supernova of blinding illumination.thomas flanagan
"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.
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
My experiences with science led me to God. They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun?wernher von braun
Oh, the moon is fair tonight along the Wabash, From the fields there comes the breath of new-mown hay; Through the sycamores the candle lights are gleaming On the banks of the Wabash, far away.theodore dreiser
Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness.
"If that there King was to wake," added Tweedledum, "you'd go out - bang! - just like a candle!"Lewis Carroll
No, not dead. But the candle in that great turnip has gone out.
Bell, book and candle shall not drive me back, When gold and silver becks me to come on.william shakespeare
She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.
Out, out, brief candle! Life 's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing .william shakespeare
Let the Orcs come as thick as summer-moths round a candle!
Now we have lit a candle to the power of atoms; now we know we're heirs of light itself...