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  • Writer's pictureLily Smith

Spread your light | 25 inspirational candle quotes

For centuries, candles have brought feelings of comfort, hope, and positivity to thousands of people. Because of this, it's no wonder some of the world's greatest minds have uttered uplifting quotes, inspired by our flickering friends. Read on to discover some of our favourite inspirational candle quotes...

Inspirational candle quotes about hope

1. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

- Francis of Assisi

2. “Carry a candle in the dark, be a candle in the dark, know that you’re a flame in the dark.”

- Ivan Illich

3. “A candle doesn't have to look for light, no matter how small it is.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

4. “Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire.”

- Rumi

5. “Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle.” - George C. Lichtenberg

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Inspirational candle quotes about spreading positivity

6. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” - James Keller

7. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

- Gautam Buddha

8. "A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself." - Mahatma Gandhi

9. “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.” - Jacqueline Vance

10. “How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare

11. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton

12. “Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.” - Leo Tolstoy

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Inspirational candle quotes about wisdom

13. “If you have the knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” - Margaret Fuller

14. “Wisdom holds a candle to experience, but you’ve got to take the candle and walk alone.”

- Lauren Kate

15. “Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.”

- Kamand Kojouri

16. “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” - William Arthur Ward

17. “Everybody is a candle, true. But not everybody is lit.” - Harbhajan Singh

18. "We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb."

- Bill Bryson

19. “When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

- George R.R. Martin

20. "When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent."

- George Carlin

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Inspirational candle quotes about finding light in the darkness

21. “To see a candle’s light one must take it into a dark place.” - Ursula K. Le Guin 22. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” - Eleanor Roosevelt 23. “A candle is at its brightest in the dark.” - Matshona Dhliwayo

24. “To light a candle is to cast a shadow.” - Ursula K. Le Guin

25. “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” - Anne Frank


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