56+ Best Fire Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fire is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. Fire symbolizes many things such us energy, passion, resurrection, eternity, creativity and much more. Inspirational fire quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Fire Quotes

Fire that’s closest kept burns most of all. William Shakespeare

The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them. Chinese Proverb

Playing with fire is bad for those who burn themselves. For the rest of us, it is a very great pleasure. Jerry Smith

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

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

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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

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born. George Bernard Shaw

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. Terry Pratchett

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

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

If you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned. Bam Bam Bigelow

Keep a little fire burning; however small, however, hidden. Cormac McCarthy

This is how the fire starts. This is how we burn. Libba Bray

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Deep Fire Quotes

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

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset, and the water caught fire. Pamela Hansford Johnson

The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. Joan Miro

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

What fire does not destroy, it hardens. Oscar Wilde

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. Richard M. Nixon

Fire is never a gentle master. Proverb

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What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. Charles Bukowski

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. Benjamin Disraeli

Have a dream, chase it down, jump over every single hurdle, and run through fire and ice to get there. Whitney Wolfe Herd

We feel free when we escape, even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire. Eric Hoffer

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. John Foster

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. Robert Fulghum

The hero and the coward both feel exactly the same fear, only the hero confronts his fear and converts it into fire. Cus D’Amato

Courage is fire and bullying is smoke. Benjamin Disraeli

The only real security is the ability to build your own fires and find your own peace. Audrey Sutherland

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head. Proverb

Fire, water, and government know nothing of mercy. Proverb

Where there is smoke, there is fire. Proverb

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. Abigail Van Buren

Inspirational Fire Quotes

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

The future of the world belongs to the youth of the world. And it is from the youth, and not from the old, that the fire of life will warm and enlighten the world. It is your privilege to breathe the breath of life into the dry bones of many around you. Tom Mann

Absence is to love what wind is to fire: It extinguishes the small; it enkindles the great. Roger de Rabutin

It takes two flints to make a fire. Louisa May Alcott

One afternoon, when I was four years old, my father came home, and he found me in the living room in front of a roaring fire, which made him very angry. Because we didn’t have a fireplace. Victor Borge

The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire. Leigh Hunt

Fire will attract more attention than any other cry for help. Jean-Michel Basquiat

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire. Robert Herrick

Time is the school in which we learn; time is the fire in which we burn. Delmore Schwartz

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. Roy L. Smith

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river. It is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger. It is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. Jorge Luis Borges

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes. Dylan Thomas

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

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. Henry David Thoreau

Fire is a natural symbol of life and passion, though it is the one element in which nothing can actually live. Susanne Katherina Langer

Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. Arnold H. Glasow

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. Frederick Douglass

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

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

My passion and fire run deep through my veins, my blood; there’s no doubt about that. Carolyn Aronson

One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet. Odell Shepherd

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