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.
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
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.robert burton
Play the man, Master Ridley; 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 cheer, master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle in England, as I hope, by God's grace, shall never be put out.Hugh Latimer
Some cry up Haydn, some Mozart, Just as the whim bites. For my part, I do not care a farthing candle For either of them, nor for Handel.Charles Lamb
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.
Some say, that Signor Bononcini, Compared to Handel's a mere ninny; Others aver, to him, that Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle. Strange! that such high dispute should be 'Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee.john byrom
"If that there King was to wake," added Tweedledum, "you'd go out - bang! - just like a candle!"
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.
Bell, book and candle shall not drive me back, When gold and silver becks me to come on.william shakespeare
O, fruit loved of boyhood! the old days recalling, When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling! When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin, Glaring out through the dark with a candle within! When we laughed round the corn-heap, with hearts all in tune, Our chair a broad pumpkin, our lantern the moon, Telling tales of the fairy who travelled like steam In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team!john greenleaf whittier
Devotion is like the candle which Michael Angelo used to take in his pasteboard cay), so as not to throw his shadow upon the work in which he was engaged.
We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. 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
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.
Now we have lit a candle to the power Of atoms; now we know we're heirs of light Itself...
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