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Quotations About / On: FIRE

  • 21.
    My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 22.
    Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
    (Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), repr. In Works, vol. 3 (1865).)
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  • 23.
    The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935), U.S. jurist. Supreme Court opinion. Schenk v. United States, Baer v. United States, 249 U.S. 52 (1919).)
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  • 24.
    When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle- field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor. Quoted in Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men, "Napoleon," (1850).)
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  • 25.
    One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
    (Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Aleksei Petrovich, "A Correspondence," letter, May 2, 1840 (1856).)
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  • 26.
    The embers glowing in his bosom could set the world on fire, but they cannot warm the heart of a single human being.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808-1810).)
  • 27.
    Killers, huh? I'd trade the pair of you for a good Camp Fire Girl.
    (Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster), From Here To Eternity, after preventing a fight between Maggio (Frank Sinatra) and Fatso (Ernest Borgnine) (1953).)
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  • 28.
    The child says nothing but what is heard by the fire.
    (Unknown (20th century).)
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  • 29.
    Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, VIII, 31.)
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  • 30.
    At certain times, men regard poetry merely as a bright flame, but to women it was, and always will be, a warm fire.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Album Leaf", Poems (1830).)
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