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
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.
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
Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.Marshall McLuhan
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
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
I suddenly dreamt that I picked up the revolver and aimed it straight at my heart - my heart, and not my head; and I had determined beforehand to fire at my head, at my right temple. After aiming at my chest I waited a second or two, and suddenly my candle, my table, and the wall in front of me began moving and heaving. I made haste to pull the trigger.fyodor dostoevsky
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.edith wharton
Here burns my candle out; ay, here it dies, Which, whiles it lasted, gave King Henry light.william shakespeare
To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
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
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
Affect not as some do that bookish ambition to be stored with books and have well-furnished libraries, yet keep their heads empty of knowledge; to desire to have many books, and never to use them, is like a child that will have a candle burning by him all the while he is sleeping.
Must I hold a candle to my shames?
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