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35 Fire Quotes

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

Martha Graham Quotes

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Fire is the most tolerable third party

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Where no wood is, the fire goes out; so where there is no tale bearer, the strife ceaseth.

Bible Quotes

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E'en from the tomb the voice of nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard (st. 23), Gray says it was suggested by Plutarch

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Your own property is concerned when your neighbor's house is on fire. [Lat., Tua res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 18, 84)

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Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grave, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.

Hugh Latimer Quotes , Source: The Martyrdom (p. 523)

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There can be no great smoke arise, but there must be some fire.

John Lyly (Lylie or Lyllie) Quotes , Source: Euphes and his Emphoebus (p. 153), (Arber's Reprint)

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All the fatt's in the fire.

John Marston Quotes , Source: What You Will (1607)

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Fire is never a gentle master

Proverb Quotes

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Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.

Bhagavad Gita Quotes

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We don't negotiate the deal. We're just the matchmakers.

Lou Angeli Quotes

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If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink. For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXV, v. 21-22)

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Yet in oure asshen olde is fyr yreke.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (prologue, l. 3,881), The Reeve's Tale

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When fire is applied to a stone it cracks.

Irish Sayings Quotes

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Words pregnant with celestial fire.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Boadicea (33)

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They lepe lyke a flounder out of a fryenge panne into the fyre.

Sir Thomas More Quotes , Source: Dial (bk. II, ch. I, folio LXIII, b)

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Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight

African Proverb Quotes

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Oh, what ecstasy setting fires brings to my body! What power I feel at the thought of fire!...Oh, what pleasure, what heavenly pleasure!

Joseph Kallinger Quotes

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Among the notable things about fire is that it also requires oxygen to burn - exactly like its enemy, life. Thereby are life and flames so often compared.

Otto Weininger Quotes

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Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Bible Quotes , Source: James (ch. III, v. 5-6)

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Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Elegy (46)

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A crooked log makes a strait fire [A crooked log makes a straight fire.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Well may hee smell fire, whose gowne burnes. [Well may he smell fire, whose gown burns.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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The burnt child dreads the fire.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: The Devil is an Ass (act I, sc. 2)

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Whirlwinds of tempestuous fire.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. I, l. 77)

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