Fire Quotes

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington

I saw everything from starvation and neglect to where dogs were chained to trees and had arrows shot through them and even cats set on fire. During my investigations, more times than not children or women living in the home had also been abused.

Barbara Leff

It is hard to hate what one has loved, And a half-extinguished fire is soon relit.

Pierre Corneille

For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.

James T. Walsh

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.

Hermann Hesse

Religious and philosophical beliefs are, indeed, as dangerous as fire, and nothing can take from them that beauty of danger. But there is only one way of really guarding ourselves against the excessive danger of them, and that is to be steeped in philosophy and soaked in religion.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.†

Ferdinand Foch

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.

Bible

Despair is like forward children, who, when you take away one of their playthings, throw the rest into the fire for madness. It grows angry with itself, turns its own executioner, and revenges its misfortunes on its own head.

Pierre Charron

Devotion to duty is a fire that warms us but worldly ambition is a fire that consumes us.

Unknown

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it - and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I'd sooner sleep by an open fire and wake up fried.

Brandon Boyd

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Bind her, grind her, burn her with fire, Cast her ashes into the sea,-- She shall escape, she shall aspire, She shall arise to make men free; She shall arise in a sacred scorn, Lighting the lives that are yet unborn, Spirit supernal, splendor eternal, England!

Helen Gray Cone

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Small creatures die because larger creatures are hungry. How superior to this human confusion of greed and creed, blood and fire.

Wendell Berry

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation

Thomas Merton

Through centuries of centuries, fire and water face each other; the fire, upright, buoyant and leaping; the water flat, creeping, gliding, widening its lines and its surface. When they touch, is it the water which hisses and roars, or is it the fire?

Henri Barbusse

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream; This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

Denis Waitley

Fanaticism, the false fire of an overheated mind.

Cowper, William

Fanaticism soberly defined, is the false fire of an over heated mind.

Cowper, William

As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes.

Bhagavad Gita

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