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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended.
The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
James A. Baldwin
The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires.
Dorothy Corkille Briggs
To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.
W. E. B. Du Bois
But you know, I'm the negative-Nancy, curmudgeon, glass-half-empty-with-a-leak-in-it guy - which is basically the fuel that fires me up anyway. Without that, we wouldn't have me.
Maynard James Keenan
Husbands are like fires - they go out when unattended.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de La Fontaine
Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
I'm kind of a gossip hound, but watching the media whip the small fires into giant forest fires so that they can cover the result is infuriating.
The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.
A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Fires of suffering and strife are raging around the world.
Aung San Suu Kyi
My normal routine is pretty much putting out fires all day.
Like wars, forest fires and bad marriages, really stupid laws are much easier to begin than they are to end.
I've done made a deal with the devil. He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won't put all the fires out.
I used to think I'd like to be a fireman - in fact, I still would - and the only drawback I could see was coming back to the firehouse, after a day of fighting fires, and still having to put in an eight-hour day writing.
The No. 1 cause of forest fires is trees.
In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since.
With bombs and fires, you get only one mistake.
The floods and fires and storms and droughts that Australia has suffered in the last few years have left no doubt in many Australians' minds about just how much is a stake in a super-heated world.
I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires.
Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.
I'm not one for Sudoku or crosswords - the thing that fires my little brain is doing tour budgets.
In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.
It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires.
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