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80 Best Fire Quotes To Light Your Inner Flame

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of fire quotes you’re in the right place.

Fire is one of the most powerful forces in the world.

It’s often used as a metaphor to signal strength and passion and these fire quotes highlight that.

When someone has the fire burning inside them it means they are extremely determined and committed to achieving great things.

These quotes about fire will help to light your inner flame.

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Top 10 Fire Quotes

Become the person you were meant to be, light your inner fire and follow your heart’s desire.

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

William Shakespeare
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Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.

Italian Proverb
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Most people guard against going into the fire, and so end up in it.

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What fire does not destroy, it hardens.

Oscar Wilde
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The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

Ferdinand Foch
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Time is the fire in which we burn.

Delmore Schwartz
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To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.

Pablo Neruda
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Big fires flare up in a wind, but little ones are blown out unless they are carried in under cover.

St Frances De Sales
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The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.

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

I have a need to be all on fire, for I have mountains of ice about me to melt.

William Lloyd Garrison

Encouragement is a fire of flame. It refreshes the soul and revives the spirit.- Lailah Gifty Akita

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

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

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


When the winter comes, fire becomes a king!  Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

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

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Heat makes things expand; that is why life sometimes throws us into a fiery furnace. Matshona Dhliwayo

How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire? Christy Whitehead

Your own property is concerned when your neighbor’s house is on fire.


At times there will be fire; this we can’t avoid. But it’s up to us to decide whether it will consume or it will purify.  Cristen Rodgers

Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves. Laura Esquivel

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Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together. Proverb

Where there is smoke there is fire.


Fires all go out eventually. Author Unknown

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

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

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

Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire. Bernard Williams

Genius is talent set on fire by courage. Henry Van Dyke

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Remember in elementary school you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file from smallest to tallest? What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower? Warren Hutcherson

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

Arnold Glascow

Don’t fling your butt beside the trail and we won’t fling your butt in jail. Author Unknown

Don’t let your dreams go up in smoke – practice fire safety. Author Unknown

Olive-wood fires are good because they catch quickly, but they are just like colts, prancing around elegantly without thinking of work. The frisky flame reared against the cauldron. Jean Giono

Inspirational Fire Quotes

A small match lights a big fire. Matshona Dhliwayo

Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.

Edgar Allan Poe

The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire. Carl Jung.

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

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

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Victor Hugo

Fire is never a gentle master. Proverb

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

Don’t see a fire burning your skin but letting the new skin underneath shining out.- Rahul Bansal

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.

Vincent van Gogh

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

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters. Roger L’Estrange

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

I actually enjoy the pain. That’s what gives me the fire inside to get up and keep going.

Steve McNair

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

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it’s warm and you won’t see the dust on the floor. Author Unknown

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

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

Here’s to Love, the only fire against which there is no insurance. William Young Stafford

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. Garrison Keillor

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Light up the fire of love inside and blaze the thoughts away. Rumi

When man invented fire, he didn’t say, “Hey, let’s cook.” He said, “Great, now we can see naked bottoms in the dark.

Steven Moffat

Kitchen is where fire cooks raw food to make it palatable, adverse situations are where adversity cooks your raw talent to make it an ability. Rahul Bansal

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton

Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark. Amit Ray

Just ’cause there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean there’s not a fire inside.

Bonnie Hunt

Anger is like fire. It burns all clean. Maya Angelou

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head. Proverb

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Practice fire safety – watch what you heat. Author Unknown

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Light the fire within you to light the world with your fire. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Fire is the most tolerable third party. Henry David Thoreau

I’m the only fire that can live in the rain Lil Wayne

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.

Sigmund Wollman

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess. Christian Nestell Bovee

Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned to put it out. Henry Jackson Vandyke, Jr.

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Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.

Charles Dudley Warner

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire. Robert Herrick

The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness. Eckhart Tolle

Fire takes no holiday. Author Unknown

To Sum Up

Hopefully you enjoyed this big list of fire quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

I’d love to know which fire quotes are your favourites.

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