Party Pointer: Candle Quotes

Except for the light of a full moon, candlelight has, for centuries, been the only light in long winter nights. The glow provides a mood and warmth–that is why candles are so often used in entertaining and romancing. Perhaps some of these candle quotes will inspire you for a gathering or special love message.

It is better to try to light a candle than to curse the dark. There isn´t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle. Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.  Buddha

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. Father James Keller

My candle burns at both ends. It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends, It gives a lovely light. Edna St. Vincent Millay, US poet 

It is a poor sport that is not worth a candle. George Herbert

To light a candle is to cast a shadow. Ursula Le Quin

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come. Rabindranath Tagore

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun. Robert Burton

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow; a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 5 William Shakespeare

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world. Shakespeare

A brief candle; both ends burning An endless mile; a bus wheel turning A friend to share the lonesome times A handshake and a sip of wine So say it loud and let it ring We are all a part of everything The future, present and the past Fly on proud bird You’re free at last. Charlie Daniels

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. Robert Alden

There are two ways of spreading light—to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

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