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
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.
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.
Be of good comfort Master Ridley, and play the man.We shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as (I trust) shall never be put out.Hugh Latimer
There is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle.michael faraday
Don't burn the candle at both ends.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.william shakespeare
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
Snow, snow over the whole land across all boundaries. The candle burned on the table, the candle burned.Boris Pasternak
I believe that it is better to light one candle than to promise a million light bulbs.
And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind.elton john
It is burning a farthing candle at Dover, to shew light at Calais.
How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sunEdward Young
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.
The league of nations founded by the prophet of Islam put the principle of international unity and human brotherhood on such universal foundations as to show candle to other nations. ... the fact is that no nation of the world can show a parallel to what Islam has done towards the realization of the idea of the League of Nations.
They say rather than cursing the darkness, one should light a candle. They don't mention anything about cursing a lack of candles.