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130 Best Fire Quotes to Ignite Inner You

One of the greatest and most potent elements on earth is considered to be fire. Without the exploration of fire and its applications, our species would not have advanced to the point where we are now. Fire is the origin of absolute pure energy.

Inner fire refers to the passion and enthusiasm that drives us to pursue our goals and dreams. This form of motivation is often called the spark that ignites our desire to take action.

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You’ll be inspired by these Fire sayings. You can read a selection of inspiring, educational, and motivating fire quotes, sayings, and proverbs below.

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1. “Fire that’s closest kept burns most of all.” — William Shakespeare

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2. “The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.” — Chinese Proverb

3. “If you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned.” Bam Bam Bigelow

4. “This is how the fire starts. This is how we burn.”  Libba Bray

5. “Keep a little fire burning; however small, however, hidden.” Cormac McCarthy

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

7. “The sacred fire is faith.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

8. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” — Buddha

9. “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

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10. “I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” — Mia Hamm.

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

12. “What fire does not destroy, it hardens.” — Oscar Wilde

13. “The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.” — Richard M. Nixon

14. “Fire is never a gentle master.” — Proverb

15. “What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” — Charles Bukowski

16. “One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.” John Foster

17. “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” — Joan Crawford

18. “I had so much fire in me and so many plans.” – Claude Monet

19. “Courage is fire and bullying is smoke.” Benjamin Disraeli

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20. “The only real security is the ability to build your own fires and find your own peace.” Audrey Sutherland

21. “Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.” — Proverb

22. “Fire, water, and government know nothing of mercy.” — Proverb

23. “Where there is smoke, there is fire.” — Proverb

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

25. “It takes two flints to make a fire.” — Louisa May Alcott

26. “To love is to burn—to be on fire.” – Jane Austen

27. “Tampering with fire will burn you, even in the coldest regions.”― H.S. Crow

28. “Fire will attract more attention than any other cry for help.” — Jean-Michel Basquiat

29. “A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.” Robert Herrick

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30. “When the heart is a fire, some sparks will fly out of the mouth.” – Thomas Fuller

31. “When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.” Dylan Thomas

32. “As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.” — William Shakespeare

33. “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

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

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

36. “Big fires flare up in a wind, but little ones are blown out unless they are carried in undercover.” St Francis de Sales

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37. “The deepest lessons come out of the deepest waters and the hottest fires.” Elisabeth Elliot

38. “No one needs to light a fire under you when there’s a fire in you.”― Richie Norton

39. “I have a need to be all on fire, for I have mountains of ice about me to melt.” William Lloyd Garrison

40. “Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.” — Roy L. Smith

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41. “A spark can set a whole forest on fire. Just a spark. Save it.” — Charles Bukowski

42. “A small spark can start a great fire.” Emmet Fox

43. “Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.” — Terry Pratchett

44. “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Ferdinand Foch

45. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” — Rumi

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

47. “Light up the fire of love inside and blaze the thoughts away.” — Rumi

48. “Do not let your fire go out.” — Ayn Rand

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49. “Fire does transform, but the fire within is always better than fire beneath!” – Harrish Sairaman

50. “The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.” — Eckhart Tolle

51. “The fire doesn’t make you what you are; it reveals what you were.” – Jack Hyles

52. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

53. “A small match lights a big fire.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

54. “Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.” — Seneca

55. “Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.” – Amit Ray

56. “Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.” Bernard Williams

57. “Time is the fire in which we burn.” Gene Roddenberry

58. “We all can touch the flame – but it’s the moments we remain in it that burn us.”― Laura Chouette

59. “Light a fire which shows who you really are.”― Rajas Dhamija

60. “Catch on fire and people will come for miles to see you burn.” John Wesley

61. “Little sparks cause fires too.” ― Tomasz Jedrowski

62. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” — Victor Hugo

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63. “To those who do not know that the world is on fire, I have nothing to say.” – Bertolt Brecht

64. “A fire eater must eat fire even if he has to kindle it himself.” — Isaac Asimov

65. “It’s the spark that ignites the flame, spontaneity.” ― A.D. Aliwat

66. “Fire is the best of servants, but what a master!” — Thomas Carlyle

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

68. “She’s mad, but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” ― Charles Bukowski

69. “I threw myself into that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.” ― Sarah J. Maas

70. “I walk into the fire always, and come out more alive.”― Anaïs Nin

71. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” ― Siddharta Gautama

72. “Fire and water looked so lovely together. It was a pity they destroyed each other by nature.” ― R.F. Kuang

73. “Keep a fire burning; a fire is what saves you.”― Rory Power

74. “The fire must not go out. The flame must be lit.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

75. “We are all flames waiting to be fed.”― Arti Manani

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76. “The only pictures worth making are the ones that are playing with fire.” — Billy Wilder

77. “Those who deny the science or choose excuses over action are playing with fire.” — John F. Kerry

78. “Words are only painted fire; a look is a fire itself.” — Mark Twain

79. “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” — Arnold Glascow

80. “A spark of every fire we seek is already within us.” — Kamand Kojouri

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81. “When the winter comes, fire becomes a king!” — Mehmet Murat ildan

82. “Light the fire within you to light the world with your fire.” — P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

83. “The proof of gold is fire, the proof of woman, gold; the proof of man, a woman.” — Benjamin Franklin

84. “Fire is the most tolerable third party.” — Henry David Thoreau

85. “Your own property is concerned when your neighbor’s house is on fire.” — Horace

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86. “The hero and the coward both feel exactly the same fear, only the hero confronts his fear and converts it into the fire.” — Cus D’Amato

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

88. “Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.” — Delmore Schwartz

89. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.” — Dwight L. Moody

90. “Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” — Henry Van Dyke

91. “Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.” — Jean de La Fontaine

92. “I didn’t want anybody seeing my fire until I burned them with it.” — Cameron Conaway

93. “To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.” — Pablo Neruda

94. “Always, always you pass through the fire to reach the shining.” — Odysseas Elytis

95. “When a picture isn’t realized, you pitch it in the fire and start another one!” — Paul Cezanne

96. “To make ideas effective, we must be able to fire them off. We must put them into action.” ― Virginia Woolf

97. “If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.” ― Suzy Kassem

98. “A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart.” ― William Shakespeare

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99. “No man may earn his heart’s desire, lest first he brave the smoke and fire.” ― Nicholas Evans

100. “A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.” ― Francois Rabelais

101. “If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.” ― Douglas Adams

102. “The hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis.” ― Edmund Burke

103. “Solitude is the natural dwelling place of truth… It is there you will wrestle. It is there you will be tested by fire and by darkness.” ― Michael O’Brien

104. “I did mostly good things, except light things on fire.” ― Mark Hoppus

105. “Hatred is like fire, it makes even light rubbish deadly.” ― George Eliot

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106. “When you have been burned by fire once, you don’t leap into the flames again.”― Jodi Picoult

107. “The fire which seems extinguished often slumbers beneath the ashes.”― Pierre Corneille

108. “Fire is always ready to burn the hand it warms.”― Rachel Caine

109. “When the heart is on fire, light comes from within.”― Tania Silva

110. “Not everything set on fire will rise.”― Darnell Lamont Walker

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111. “Stop setting yourself on fire for people who just stand to watch you burn.”― Nadège Richards

112. “Fire isn’t always an element of destruction. Classical alchemical doctrine teaches that it also has dominion over another province: change.”― Jim Butcher

113. “There’s nothing wrong with the fire.. if you don’t get too close.”― Becca Fitzpatrick

114. “Fire is one of our best friends in this cold universe. Put some wood in it to show your gratitude.”― Mehmet Murat ildan

115. “Maybe fire and kerosene don’t go together for a reason.”― Dannika Dark

116. “We feel free when we escape – even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire.” — Eric Hoffer

117. “Love, like fire, goes out without fuel.” ― Mikhail Lermontov

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

119. “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” ― Gustav Mahler

120.  “Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.” Terry Pratchett.

121. “Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it.” — Mary Lou Retton

122. “Love is friendship set on fire.” — Jeremy Taylor

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

124. “The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it.” —  Marcus Aurelius

125. “Time is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” — Jorge Luis Borg

126. “Walking through this life really is walking through fire.” — Chaka Khan

127. “Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.” — Lord Byron

128. “God is most glorified in us when our knowledge and experience of Him ignite a forest fire of joy that consumes all competing pleasures and He alone becomes the treasure that we prize.” — Sam Storme

129. “Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.” — Plato

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130. “I don’t have the fire in the belly right now. It’s one of those been there, done that deals.” — Steve Largent

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As said in a few of these quotations, one’s passion and drive are defined by their fire. It speaks of the innate flame that resides in every one of us. It is possible to feed that blazing inspiration until it becomes bright enough to warm both ourselves and others. Please share these quotations with your friends on social media if you found them to be useful.


I'm Sakshi, an enthusiastic reader with a degree in human philosophy. I love to share thoughts that motivate and connect the mind to do good in their life.

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