Man is a torch borne in the wind; a dream But of a shadow, summ'd with all his substance.
Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.Adolf Hitler
It is almost impossible to bear the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing someone's beard.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I do not know if you remember the tale of the girl who saves the ship under mutiny by sitting on the powder barrel with her lighted torch ... and all the time knowing that it is empty? This has seemed to me a charming image of the women of my time. There they were, keeping the world in order ... by sitting on the mystery of life, and knowing themselves that there was no mystery.karen blixen
Once Europe existed in a Dark Age and Islam carried the torch of learning. Now we Muslims live in a Dark age.mahmud tarzi
Love is the greatest light, the brightest torch, and will always be the greatest instrument of change.jennifer beals
Moral improvement (or perfecting) require an evolution leading to a higher consciousness, which is the true torch of life; it is what we have failed too much to appreciate, and that which would be fatal to fail to appreciate any longer ("pluslongtemps", Fr.); For if we do not take it upon ourselves to remedy in time to the moral colapse (or bankruptcy) that already threaten, the whole civilisation will risks to disappear.african spir
Man is a torch borne in the wind; a dream But of a shadow, summed with all his substance.George Chapman
"Universities are meant to pass the torch of civilization."hal abelson
There is no country ... where there are not somewhere lovers of freedom who look to this country to carry the torch and keep it burning bright until such time as they may again be able to light their extinguished torches at our flame. We owe it not only to our own people but to the world to preserve our soul for that.stanley baldwin
I don't think I did anything great. Any Chinese or Olympics-loving torchbearer would protect the torch under such circumstances.jin jing
I've burned my own house down, the torch is in my hand.Now I'll burn down the house of anyone who wants to follow me.kabir
Let it be our endeavour, let it be our task, to keep alight the torch of imperial patriotism, to hold fast the affection and the confidence of our kinsmen across the seas; so that in every vicissitude of fortune the British Empire may present an unbroken front to all her foes, and may carry on even to distant ages the glorious traditions of the British flag.joseph chamberlain
America now is stumbling through the darkness of hatred and divisiveness. Our values, our principles, and our determination to succeed as a free and democratic people will give us a torch to light the way. And we will survive and become the stronger not only because of a patriotism that stands for love of country, but a patriotism that stands for love of people.jerry ford
"'I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God.'"john green
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.john f. kennedy
The scriptures bid us to send forth our light and our truth and when children carry within their hearts the torch of hope, they learn the darkness yields not only to man-made fire, but to starlight, to the rising sun, and to the light of the soul.dennis kucinich
It is almost impossible to bear the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody’s beard.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Truth like a torch, the more 'tis shook, it shines.
Once Europe existed in a Dark Age and Islam carried the torch of learning. Now we Muslims live in a Dark age.
"Universities are meant to pass the torch of civilization."
While many a glowworm in the shade Lights up her love torch.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Judge not that ye be not judged; we carried the torch to the goal. The goal is won: guard the fire: it is yours: but remember our soul Breathes through the life that we saved, when our lives went out in the night: Your body is woven of ours: see that the torch is alight.
I've burned my own house down, the torch is in my hand. Now I'll burn down the house of anyone who wants to follow me.
Your flaming torch aloft we bear, With burning heart an oath we swear To keep the faith, to fight it through, To crush the foe or sleep with you In Flanders' fields.