Candles have many uses and meanings. Often, they’re for religious and cultural purposes. Other times, they have their own symbolisms, which we use for solace and hope. We also light candles to pray for our loved ones, to pray for health, protection, and blessings.
It’s amazing how one thing can signify so many, from faith to peace and even life itself. Its humble beauty in the dark is not only soothing, but also a reminder that even a tiny flicker of light can defy darkness.
Here are 22 candle quotes meant to inspire and illuminate.
If I burn the candles, it means not only giving you light. It means to show you the fire which I have inside. – Gaurav GRV Sharma
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. – Anne Frank
The best candle is understanding. – Welsh Proverbs
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton
Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire. – Rumi
Live as intensely as possible, burn your candle of life from both ends. – Osho
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. – Margaret Fuller
Wisdom holds a candle to experience, but you’ve got to take the candle and walk alone. -Lauren Kate
When the sun sets, candle starts seeing itself like the sun! – Mehmet Murat ildan
No wonder God chose this dark land to send prophets to, for a candle only shines in the dark. – Rami Ollaik
A great flame follows a little spark. – Dante Alighieri
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. – Buddha
To light a candle is to cast a shadow. – Ursula K. Le Guin
A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. – William Shakespeare
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Gautama Buddha
Burn not thy fingers to snuff another man’s candle. – James Howell
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. – Francis of Assisi
I believe that it is better to light one candle than to promise a million light bulbs. – Stephen Harper
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
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. – Eleanor Roosevelt
When the sun has set, no candle can replace it. – George R.R. Martin
Share these 22 candle quotes that radiate inspiration with your loved ones.