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.
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
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.
Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The warm look of radiance on your faceAnd your heart beating close to mineAnd the evening fading in the candle glowThis must be what it's all aboutOh this must be what it's all aboutThis must be what paradise is likeSo quiet in here, so peaceful in hereSo quiet in here, yeah, so peaceful in here.van morrison
"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.
'Tis nothing but a magic shadow-show, Played in a box whose candle is the sunEdward Fitzgerald
She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.
The candle by which she had been reading the book filled with trouble and deceit, sorrow and evil, flared up with a brighter light, illuminating for her everything that before had been enshrouded in darkness, flickered, grew dim, and went out forever.
How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sunEdward Young
Let the Orcs come as thick as summer-moths round a candle!
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.
Now we have lit a candle to the power of atoms; now we know we're heirs of light itself...