When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.
You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.
Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.
Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.
It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
You can tell it's good if you light it and a blue flame comes up;
that means it's good moonshine and it won't make you go blind.
I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame
We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat.
And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.
The flame is not out, but it is flickering.
Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood.
Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
I pray we are still a young and courageous nation, that we have not grown so old and so fat and so prosperous that all we can think about is to sit back with our arms around our money bags. If we choose to do that I have no doubt that the smoldering fires will burst into flame and consume us -- dollars and all.
If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wring, but the coals are.
We, the lineal representatives of the successful enactors of one scene of slaughter after another, must, whatever more pacific virtues we may also possess, still carry about with us, ready at any moment to burst into flame, the smoldering and sinister traits of character by means of which they lived through so many massacres, harming others, but themselves unharmed.
It is no accident that banks resemble temples, preferably Greek, and that the supplicants who come to perform the rites of deposit and withdrawal instinctively lower their voices into the registers of awe. Even the most junior tellers acquire within weeks of their employment the officiousness of hierophants tending an eternal flame. I don't know how they become so quickly inducted into the presiding mysteries, or who instructs them in the finely articulated inflections of contempt for the laity, but somehow they learn to think of themselves as suppliers of the monetarized DNA that is the breath of life.