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Lao-TzuThe flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Georg Christoph LichtenbergIt is almost impossible to carry the torch of truth through a crowd without singeing somebody's beard.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Isaac AsimovThe foundation of all technology is fire.

—  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, American Sci-Fi writer

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

—  George Washington, 1732-1799, the first American President

DanteIn each fire there is a spirit; Each one is wrapped in what is burning him.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet

Adolf HitlerI'm sure that Nero didn't set fire to Rome. It was the Christian-Bolsheviks who did that, just as the Commune set fire to Paris in 1871 and the Communists set fire to the Reichstag in 1932.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator


Ancient Greek

HeraclitusThis world, which is the same for all, has not been made by any god or man, but it always has been, is, and will be an ever-living fire.

Κόσμον τονδε, τον αυτόν απάντων, ούτε τις θεών ούτε ανθρώπων εποίησεν, αλλ' ην αεί και έστιν και έστε πύρ αείζωον.

—  Heraclitus, 544-484 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

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Proverbs

International proverbWhere there’s smoke, there’s fire.

—  International proverb

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English proverbFire is a good servant but a bad master.

—  English proverb

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English proverbFight fire with fire.

—  English proverb


Movie Quotes

To Have and Have Not (1944)Anybody got a match?

—  from the film To Have and Have Not (1944)

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