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The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon.

Tags: Ethical, Society  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.

Tags: Bad, Home  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury.

Tags: Anybody, Nation  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.

Tags: Envy, Men  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.

Tags: Beauty, Cannot  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

Tags: Anger, Bitterness  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions.

Tags: Enough, Friend  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.

Tags: Communication, Words  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

Tags: Try, War  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.

Tags: Heaven, Invention  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

Tags: Love, Snow  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.

Tags: Advice, Country  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.

Tags: Lives, Perfection  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.

Tags: Again, Within  ✍ Author: Gaston Bachelard

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.

Tags: Good, May  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.

Tags: Mind, Put  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target.

Tags: Successful, Until  ✍ Author: Douglas Bader

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?

Tags: Else, Why  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.

Tags: Eyes, Soldiers  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.

Tags: Cannot, House  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.

Tags: Allah, Love  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

The biggest problem for me was feeling that as I became more balanced and a better man that I wouldn't have the fire to create from.

Tags: Feeling, Problem  ✍ Author: John Cage

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box.

Tags: God, While  ✍ Author: James Cagney

In the sago palms, you'll often find sago beetles which are about the size of your little finger. The Karowai put those on the fire until they're crispy and eat them. They taste a little bit like creamy snails. But compared to sago, the sago beetle is really pretty good.

Tags: Good, Pretty  ✍ Author: James Cagney
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Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.

Tags: Ambition, Souls  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?

Tags: Hold, Life  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over.

Tags: Prayer, Takes  ✍ Author: George Carey

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?

Tags: Fight, Freedom  ✍ Author: George Carlin

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.

Tags: Life, Truth  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.

Tags: Character, Put  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I do know how to fire a machine gun, so be warned! I'm trained!

Tags: Gun, Machine  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.

Tags: Book, Poetry  ✍ Author: Emily Dickinson

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Tags: Bullying, Courage  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

Tags: Nature, Storm  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.

Tags: Courage, Talent  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Back in the days, the groups and the bands that we listened to were like Earth, Wind and Fire, Santana and Grateful Dead. We don't have a lot of those bands anymore.

Tags: Dead, Grateful  ✍ Author: Sheila E.

I loved every minute of my childhood - sunbathing on the fire escape, digging for buried treasure in the back yard, pulling alewives out of the sand... Then it was all taken away from me. I came back every summer to visit my father until I was 18, but I was always the outsider.

Tags: Away, Father  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

In most communities it is illegal to cry 'fire' in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?

Tags: Political, War  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.

Tags: Jealousy, Passion  ✍ Author: George Eliot

The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.

Tags: Communication, Living  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad.

Tags: Movies, Sad  ✍ Author: Dakota Fanning

Puppet Papademos is in place, and as Athens caught fire on Sunday night he rather took my breath away - he said violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country.

Tags: Night, Sunday  ✍ Author: Nigel Farage

I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence.

Tags: Lucky, Service  ✍ Author: Oded Fehr

After I read 'The Hunger Games,' I went out and got 'Catching Fire' the next day.

Tags: After, Read  ✍ Author: Jodelle Ferland

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.

Tags: Books, Night  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.

Tags: Put, Wife  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.

Tags: End, Ice  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

Tags: Knowledge, Light  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.

Tags: Away, Taking  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.

Tags: Cruel, Jealousy  ✍ Author: Jean Gabin

To those who don't want the truth about Kennedy's assassination to become known, the very repetition of a charge lends it a certain credibility, since people have a tendency to believe that where there's smoke, there's fire.

Tags: Become, Truth  ✍ Author: Jim Garrison

You want to ensure people can do it right 99 percent of time. When we have to fire one of our surgical trainees, it is never because they don't have the physical skills but because they don't have the moral skills - to practise and admit failure.

Tags: Failure, Time  ✍ Author: Atul Gawande

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

Tags: Success, Yourself  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.

Tags: Great, May  ✍ Author: Vincent Van Gogh

Our three big emergencies are fire, loss of pressurization or contaminated atmosphere. Any of those things in a spaceship are very deadly and time critical. Everybody's trained, but I'm the commander of the ship, and it's up to me to decide.

Tags: Big, Time  ✍ Author: Chris Hadfield

There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god.

Tags: God, Great  ✍ Author: John B. S. Haldane

Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.

Tags: Ask, Water  ✍ Author: Robert Hall

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Tags: Politics, Religion  ✍ Author: Alexander Hamilton

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

Tags: Light, Sports  ✍ Author: Mia Hamm

Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?

Tags: Makes, Universe  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

Tags: Beauty, Health  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit.' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.

Tags: Business, Said  ✍ Author: Mitch Hedberg

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.

Tags: Deliberate, Violence  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you.

Tags: Means, Moving  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.

Tags: Business, Door  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.

Tags: Concern, Neighbor  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Tags: Learn, Light  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

Tags: Heart  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

Tags: Heart, Woman  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

Making music is still what keeps a fire going on in me.

Tags: Making, Music  ✍ Author: Alan Jackson

I guarantee you that's what Jeff Gordon does. He uses everything the fans throw at him to stoke his fire and it drives him to be better at what he does.

Tags: Fans, Him  ✍ Author: Bo Jackson

I shall be found with 'Indians' engraved on my brain when I am dead. A fire has been kindled within me, which will never go out.

Tags: Brain, Dead  ✍ Author: Helen Hunt Jackson

Genius is initiative on fire.

Tags: Genius, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Henry M. Jackson

I'd like to be able to light the fire a little bit.

Tags: Able, Light  ✍ Author: Reggie Jackson

Humans have always used our intelligence and creativity to improve our existence. After all, we invented the wheel, discovered how to make fire, invented the printing press and found a vaccine for polio.

Tags: After, Creativity  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

The house burned an hour before midnight on the last day of April. The wild, distant ringing of the fire bells woke George Hazard. He stumbled through the dark hallway, then upstairs to the mansion tower, and stepped outside into the narrow balcony.

Tags: Dark, Last  ✍ Author: John Jakes

Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire.

Tags: Moments, Whose  ✍ Author: Clive James

Like most Americans, I live in the line of fire of a shooting match that is going on over Reagan's legacy. It's between shrill and extremist voices who alternately conceive of him either as an icon of all that's great and good or a representative of everything that's gone wrong with this country. And obviously neither is the case. He is just a man.

Tags: Good, Great  ✍ Author: Al Jardine

Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.

Tags: After, Books  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

It was a very intense and stressful situation. There was playing in the Johnny-pump (an opened fire hydrant) and the ice-cream man coming around and all of these games that we'd play, and suddenly it would turn just violent and there would be shootings at 12 in the afternoon on any given day.

Tags: Playing, Situation  ✍ Author: Jay-Z

The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road. It must catch fire if you want to go further.

Tags: Old, Road  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.

Tags: Language, Million  ✍ Author: Dean Kamen

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.

Tags: Off, Technology  ✍ Author: Mitchell Kapor

If I could be anyone, I'd choose the lead singer of Arcade Fire, Win Butler.

Tags: Anyone, Win  ✍ Author: Rob Kardashian

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: John Keats

As fire kindled by fire, so is the poet's mind kindled by contact with a brother poet.

Tags: Brother, Mind  ✍ Author: John Keble

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.

Tags: Less, Small  ✍ Author: Rudyard Kipling

I've never been able to learn from other people's mistakes - I'm not that smart - so I usually learn by trial by fire.

Tags: Mistakes, Smart  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales. We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That's why there's no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars.

Tags: Enjoy, Writing  ✍ Author: Camilla Lackberg

I try to teach my son about sanitation, especially when handling foods like chicken that could be dangerous. I remind him to wash his hands all the time. When my son cooks with me, he stands on a step stool so he can reach the stove. I teach him about safety and fire.

Tags: Him, Time  ✍ Author: Emeril Lagasse

I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories.

Tags: Father, Tell  ✍ Author: Hedy Lamarr

They were fun days, and we set the town on fire with every movie we did.

Tags: Days, Fun  ✍ Author: Burt Lancaster

I don't have the fire in the belly right now. It's one of those been there, done that deals.

Tags: Belly, Done  ✍ Author: Steve Largent

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Tags: Friendship, Love  ✍ Author: Bruce Lee

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.

Tags: Often, Thought  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians.

Tags: Create, Pure  ✍ Author: H. P. Lovecraft

In the little town where I live in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, we now have a 'Public Safety Complex' around the corner from what used to be our hokey Andy Griffith-esque fire station.

Tags: Public, Used  ✍ Author: Rachel Maddow

Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me - I quit.'

Tags: Death, God  ✍ Author: Bill Maher

I've started to think that maybe I wouldn't mind passing my demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breathe profanity.

Tags: Mind, Small  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

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