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Fires Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Fires

Please enjoy these Fires Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel

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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren
should remain peacefully round their own fires,
and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people.
- Zebulon Pike

It does not require a majority to prevail,
but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set
brush fires in people's minds.
- Samuel Adams

 

Divine fires do not blaze each day, but an artist functions
in their afterglow hoping for their recurrence.
- Ned Rorem

I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear.
I did go to my share of fires.
- Steve Buscemi

Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds,
with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw
to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows.
- Robert Fortune

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Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended.
- Cher

I'm not a racist, that's what so insane about this,
and yet it's said, it comes through,
it fires out of me,
and even now in the passion that's here as I confront myself.
- Michael Richards

In New York alone, there was an average of more than
300 campus fires per year between 1997 and 2000,
with roughly 160 of them annually in dormitories.
- Vito Fossella

In open range fires it is about picking a spot and
hoping it is the right location.
At the head of the fire you have to worry about wind
and humidity and a number of other factors.
- John Glover

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare.
Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another,
comparisons only fan the fires.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul,
impossibilities vanish.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids
to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
- Loretta Lynn

Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul.
Everything betrays us: voice, silence,
eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
- Jean Racine

It is difficult to determine the cause of grass fires.
There is usually nothing left behind when we get there,
like a cigarette or a gas can, for us to determine what started it.
- John Glover

To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems
as they do today with drought,
range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening
budget on agriculture subsidies.
- Michael McCaul

These are the stories the Dogs tell,
when the fires burn high and the wind is from the north.
- Clifford D. Simak

Everything was black in the harbor, but there were
still some fires burning on the ships.
- Barney Ross

You cannot stoke the fires of prejudice against German
people and then not find that somewhere,
sometime down the road it doesn't discharge.
- Ernst Zundel

Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment
and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
- John Boehner

A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter,
he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
- Dan Quisenberry

I've done made a deal with the devil.
He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there,
if I go there, so I won't put all the fires out.
- Red Adair

If you take 67 brush fires times 10 years,
that's almost 700 right there.
Those brush fires are incredibly dangerous,
all those homes going down proved that.
- Joseph Wambaugh

In 1945, there were more people killed,
more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off,
more fires burning than before or since.
- Stephen Ambrose

Fires can't be made with dead embers,
nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men.
Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns
even labor into pleasant tasks.
- James A. Baldwin

The world perishes not from bandits and fires,
but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
- Anton Chekhov

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
- Lucy Larcom

I'd rather fight 100 structure fires than a wildfire.
With a structure fire you know where your flames are,
but in the woods it can move anywhere;
it can come right up behind you.
- Tom Watson

It is not acceptable that we continue to see thousands
of acres burn because of forest fires,
because of poor management on our forests,
big kill, and we have these catastrophic situations
take place when we are not able to take action.
- Cathy McMorris

It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one
of the nation's leading causes of preventable death,
but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also
the leading cause of fatal fires.
- Ed Markey

Eastern Washington has experienced a number of deadly
forest fires this season,
and it is crucial that we have bipartisan legislation
that will expedite the research and restoration process.
- Cathy McMorris

If I could only remember that the days were,
not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house,
where one might dwell in safety and peace,
but only food for the fires of the heart.
- Edmund Wilson

There were periods when I sometimes made fires in a large,
open fireplace that lasted about two weeks,
which was how long it took to burn my compositions.
So there has been an awful lot that I have destroyed.
- Alan Hovhaness

When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and
lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation,
he is calling upon the American people to kindle about
that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress,
the first thing I do is go back to basics...
am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep,
am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.
- Edward Albert

The closest fires were near enough for us to hear the
crackling flames and the yells of firemen.
Little fires grew into big ones even as we watched.
Big ones died down under the firemen's valor only to break out again later.
- Ernie Pyle

On the night of the 1st of September we observed for
the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood.
Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry,
and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses.
- William Bligh

When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past,
Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help.
The compassionate response to the fires has proven
that this community spirit is alive and well.
- Randy Neugebauer

Arizona's forest fires are not waiting for April,
and neither will we.
That is why I am pushing for stepped up deployment
for Hot Shot wildfire crews in March rather than April,
in order to better prepare for the expected fires in northern Arizona.
- Rick Renzi

We don't consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan...
The battle has begun and its fires are picking up.
These fires will reach the White House,
because it is the center of injustice and tyranny.
- Mohammed Omar

I don't know anyone who actually likes the dark or night-time.
I don't care how much they say it doesn't bother them.
That's why we used to huddle in caves and light fires when the sun went down.
- Paul Kane

Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought,
threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires.
Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse
conditions in the agriculture industry.
- Michael McCaul

Preparing to fight wild fires is only part of the solution,
we must be more pro-active and prevent the fires before they start,
or reduce their intensity by removing forest waste and fuel build up.
- Rick Renzi

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer

Know the power of ritual.
Release your troubles to the cleansing fire of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I Release All My Troubles To The Cleansing Fire.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Feed All My Troubles To The Cleansing Fire.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let your fire go out.
- Ayn Rand

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.
You must set yourself on fire.
- Reggie Leach

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire?
- Imran Khan

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one boss.
The customer.
And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down,
simply by spending his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
- Ferdinand Foch


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