Torches quotes

  • G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Stars #Grace #Torches

  • Moral improvement (or perfecting) require an evolution leading to a higher consciousness, which is the true torch of life; it is what we have failed too much to appreciate, and that which would be fatal to fail to appreciate any longer ("pluslongtemps", Fr.); For if we do not take it upon ourselves to remedy in time to the moral colapse (or bankruptcy) that already threaten, the whole civilisation will risks to disappear.
    -- African Spir

    #Appreciate #Risk #Torches

  • I'm getting more towards that point where I'm ready to kind of pass the torch on and see the next generation succeed behind me.
    -- Angela Ruggiero

    #Torches #Generations #Next

  • We, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us. We, as their successors, must catch the torch of freedom and liberty passed on to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle.
    -- Benjamin E. Mays

    #Battle #Liberty #Torches

  • I don't need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Hands #Torches #Needs

  • By carrying the torch, you will be bridging cultural and social barriers, and all the boundaries that separate nation from nation,
    -- Carl Lewis

    #Torches #Boundaries #Social

  • Truth is a torch which gleams in the fog but does not dispel it.
    -- Claude Adrien Helvetius

    #Truth #Fog #Torches

  • Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.
    -- Claude Adrien Helvetius

    #Truth #Fog #Torches

  • As the generation of Holocaust survivors and liberators dwindles, the torch of remembrance, of bearing witness, and of education must continue forward.
    -- Dan Gillerman

    #Remembrance #Holocaust #Torches

  • Living on purpose requires us to find what we love fiercely, give it all we've got and then pass it on, as if it were a torch, to those who follow
    -- Dawna Markova

    #Giving #Growth #Torches

  • The 'Soul Train' legacy and brand are of the utmost importance to me and to 'Soul Train's' millions of fans. After years of offers, I feel the time is now finally right to pass the torch.
    -- Don Cornelius

    #Years #Soul #Torches

  • Life is no brief candle but a splendid torch made to burn ever more brightly.
    -- Edward Dunlop

    #Wisdom #Torches #Life Is

  • And in the evening, everywhere Along the roadside, up and down, I see the golden torches flare Like lighted street-lamps in the town.
    -- Frank Dempster Sherman

    #Torches #Lamps #Golden

  • It is high time that we had lights that are not incendiary torches.
    -- George Sand

    #Leadership #Light #Torches

  • The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficient purpose. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom, leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations
    -- Haile Selassie

    #Leader #Inspire #Torches

  • Universities are meant to pass the torch of civilization.
    -- Hal Abelson

    #Civilization #Torches #University

  • If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.
    -- Harriet Tubman

    #Dog #Taste #Torches

  • Glow-worms on the ground are moving, As if in the torch-dance circling.
    -- Heinrich Heine

    #Moving #Torches #Worms

  • Whoever becomes imbued with a noble idea kindles a flame from which other torches are lit, and influences those with whom he comes in contact, be they few or many. How far that influence, thus perpetuated, may extend, it is not given to him here to see.
    -- Henry George

    #Ideas #Flames #Torches

  • I had a longing for ritual, something I could cling to, a routine to make me feel well and contented. I hoped that reading Bible commentaries and theological critiques would nudge me closer to some kind of absolute that I could hold up as a torch to light my way.
    -- Jack Dee

    #Reading #Light #Torches

  • I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept, the torch that guided my footsteps.
    -- James Cash Penney

    #Torches #Golden #Remember

  • Poverty can turn a person into a flaming torch for change and revolution, without which mankind would come to a standstill.
    -- Jean Sasson

    #Revolution #Torches #Poverty

  • Love is the greatest light, the brightest torch, and will always be the greatest instrument of change.
    -- Jennifer Beals

    #Love Is #Light #Torches

  • Torches," Porak ordered. "This is dumb," Jig grumbled as one of the others handed out torches. "Why not run ahead and warn any intruders that we're coming? Maybe we should sing, too, in case they're blind.
    -- Jim C. Hines

    #Running #Dumb #Torches

  • Now that this torch is lit, we do not have time to dilly dally around...
    -- Joe Teti

    #Survival #Torches #Lit

  • The longest tyranny that ever sway'd Was that wherein our ancestors betray'd Their free-born reason to the Stagirite [Aristotle], And made his torch their universal light. So truth, while only one suppli'd the state, Grew scarce, and dear, and yet sophisticate.
    -- John Dryden

    #Truth #Light #Torches

  • Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
    -- John F. Kennedy

    #Peace #War #Torches

  • He who could have been a torch and stoops to being a pair of jaws is a deserter.
    -- Jose Marti

    #Torches #Pairs

  • Let it be our endeavour, let it be our task, to keep alight the torch of imperial patriotism, to hold fast the affection and the confidence of our kinsmen across the seas; so that in every vicissitude of fortune the British Empire may present an unbroken front to all her foes, and may carry on even to distant ages the glorious traditions of the British flag.
    -- Joseph Chamberlain

    #Sea #Age #Torches

  • I've burned my own house down, the torch is in my hand.Now I'll burn down the house of anyone who wants to follow me.
    -- Kabir

    #Hands #House #Torches

  • From generation to generation, lights are extinguished and darkness threatens until some one stoops to bear the torch.
    -- Laurence Overmire

    #Light #Darkness #Torches

  • From authors whom I read more than once I learn to value the weight of words and to delight in their meter and cadence -- in Gibbon's polyphonic counterpoint and Guedalla's command of the subjunctive, in Mailer's hyperbole and Dillard's similes, in Twain's invectives and burlesques with which he set the torch of his ferocious wit to the hospitality tents of the world's colossal humbug . . . I know no other way out of what is both the maze of the eternal present and the prison of the self except with a string of words.
    -- Lewis H. Lapham

    #Self #Mazes #Torches

  • Libraries are the torch of the world, illuminating the path when it feels too dark to see. We mustn't allow that torch to be extinguished.
    -- Libba Bray

    #Dark #Library #Torches

  • Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
    -- Lucretius

    #Space #Torches #Generations

  • In a brief space the generations of beings are changed, and, like runners, pass on the torches of life.
    -- Lucretius

    #Space #Grandparent #Torches

  • May faith be the torch which illuminates, animates, and sustains you.
    -- Margaret Mary Alacoque

    #Faith #Torches #May

  • Occupation is the best safeguard for women under all circumstances--mental or physical, or both. Cupid extinguishes his torch in the atmosphere of industry.
    -- Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

    #Atmosphere #Occupation #Torches

  • A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch,
    -- Michael Ondaatje

    #Blow #Use #Torches

  • Lady Liberty and Sarah Palin are lit by the same torch.
    -- Michele Bachmann

    #Liberty #Torches #Palin

  • Those having torches will pass them on to others.
    -- Plato


  • I used to hate old-timers who didn't praise the younger wrestlers, but you've got to pass the torch sometime. If you're old, that torch gets too heavy for you and you can't carry it, so it won't do you any good.
    -- Randy Savage

    #Hate #Torches #Praise

  • Truth like a torch, the more 'tis shock, it shines.
    -- Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet

    #Truth #Shining #Torches

  • Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
    -- Stephen Hawking

    #Discovery #Torches #Quests

  • Reasoning with a drunkard is likeGoing under water with a torch to seek for a drowning man.
    -- Thiruvalluvar

    #Men #Water #Torches

  • One torch can dissipate the accumulated darkness of a thousand aeons.
    -- Tilopa

    #Buddhist #Darkness #Torches

  • There is in every village a torch - the teacher; and an extinguisher - the priest.
    -- Victor Hugo

    #Teacher #Religion #Torches

  • The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sage steers by.
    -- Zhuangzi

    #Doubt #Sage #Torches

  • I get to be one of the torch-bearers for a new generation.
    -- Jim Cummings

    #Torches #Generations #New Generation

  • I grew up watching all the great Disney animated films and to be able to carry that torch and know that I'm contributing to the same magic and wonder for a whole new generation is a great thing.
    -- Jim Cummings

    #Magic #Torches #Generations

  • I feel like the torch has been passed to me. The question is what am I going to do with it.
    -- Ato Boldon

    #Torches #Feels #Has Beens

  • Even ministers of good things are like torches, a light to others, waste and destruction to themselves.
    -- Richard Hooker

    #Light #Torches #Waste