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Extinguishing Quotes

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Death is not extinguishing the light;
it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Spiritual

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

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

 

It doesn't help to wait until something happens and
then prosecute the offenders,
especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish
himself in the commission of the crime.
- John Ashcroft

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.
- Francis Bacon

The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately
it destroys those who practice it.
Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others,
the light within them dies.
- Terry Waite

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We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world.
Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
- Gaylord Nelson

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity,
no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish,
the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

Much reading is an oppression of the mind,
and extinguishes the natural candle,
which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
- William Penn

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

Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly
extinguished in the heart;
nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
- Edmund Burke

Without energy life would be extinguished instantaneously,
and the cellular fabric would collapse.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which
one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished,
derives indeed much support from the steady progress
of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
- Alfred Marshall

But the age of chivalry is gone.
That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;
and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
- Edmund Burke

The blue of my eyes is extinguished in this night,
the red gold of my heart.
- Georg Trakl

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome,
seldom extinguished.
- Francis Bacon

Nature creates while destroying, and doesn't care whether
it creates or destroys as long as life isn't extinguished,
as long as death doesn't lose its rights.
- Ivan Turgenev

Tolerance - the function of an extinguished ardor -
tolerance cannot seduce the young.
- Emile M. Cioran

Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature,
every generous, every liberal Sentiment,
if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
- George Mason

Death is not extinction.
Neither the soul nor the body is extinguished or put out of existence.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New,
it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart.
That fire was the harbinger of a new era,
for it was not to be extinguished.
- Charles Kendall Adams

As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its
inhabitants become more and more modified,
and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards
an abyss where life is either extinguished ,
or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
- Edward Forbes

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear.
It is ignored by the voice of desire.
It is contradicted by the voice of shame.
It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger.
Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
- Karl A. Menninger

By these purchases the Indian title,
with moderate reservations,
has been extinguished to the whole of the land within
the limits of the State of Ohio,
and to a part of that in the Michigan Territory and of the State of Indiana.
- James Monroe

Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily
blessed with a vein of it.
- Charles Lamb

I was like any new bride, who said, 'I'm going to cook for my man.'
In fact,
once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan.
Smoke was pouring from the pan, and I got really scared.
Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher.
You know, easy access.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens.
A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not
suddenly become filled on retirement.
- Dwight L. Moody

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
- Albert Camus

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old
age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank Howard Clark

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent.
We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
- Knut Hamsun

Old age is an excellent time for outrage.
My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
- Louis Kronenberger

Age is how we determine how valuable you are.
- Jane Elliot

You end up as you deserve.
In old age you must put up with the face,
the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.
- Judith Viorst

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
- C. S. Lewis

In youth we run into difficulties.
In old age difficulties run into us.
- Beverly Sills

I'm not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
- Emily Dickinson

Old age is a shipwreck.
- Charles de Gaulle

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue,
but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice;
it whitens only the hair.
- Ira Gershwin

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

In youth the days are short and the years are long.
In old age the years are short and day's long.
- Pope Paul VI

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking
that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Don Marquis

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

He has a profound respect for old age.
Especially when it's bottled.
- Gene Fowler

When a noble life has prepared old age,
it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
- Muriel Spark

Old age is no place for sissies.
- Bette Davis


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