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45 Spiritual Fire Quotes To Awaken Your Soul

The physical and metaphysical meanings of fire, like the other three elements, vary depending on the lens through which one views them.

When oxygen is present (which acts as a supporter to fire), a fire can effectively consume anything around it. It’s also a metaphor for learning to control your own emotions and acting as a supporter for your own fire when times are tough, much as oxygen helps a fire burn and maintains its control.

Therefore, I have gathered some spiritual quotes on fire to light a spark in your own heart and motivate you to do great things in life.

Best Spiritual Fire Quotes

In a spiritual sense, fire is a destructive force that also warms and sheds light. In many religions, fire is a symbol of both eternity and the concept of being reborn, and it is considered to be the source of inspiration. 

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

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

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

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

5. “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

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

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

8. “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

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

10. “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” – Ayn Rand

11. “Genius is talent set on fire by courage.”- Henry Van Dyke

12. “Such fire was not by water to be drown’d, / Nor he his nature changed by changing ground.” – Ludovico Ariosto.

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

14. “Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.” – Sir Francis Bacon

15. “The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.” — Eckhart Tolle, quotes on fire

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

17. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

18. “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer, spiritual fire quotes

Quotes About Fire And Life

19. “Catch Fire, Do Something, Get Excited by Finding Your Purpose In Life.” – Steve Harvey

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

21. “If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.” – Charles Bukowski

22. “Encouragement is a fire of flame. It refreshes the soul and revives the spirit.”- Lailah Gifty Akita

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23. “Each person shines with his or her own light. No two flames are alike. There are big flames and little flames, flames of every color. Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind, while others have wild flames that fill the air with sparks. Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light, but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can’t look at them without blinking, and if you approach you shine in the fire.” ~ Eduardo Galeano, Fire Quotes

24. “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

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

26. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” – Buddha, spiritual quotes on fire

27. “Fire is the voice of god, speaking in tongues. Fire is the liberator of water, slipping the earthly bonds. Fire is the memory of stone, being released to the heavens. Fire is the mother of the Earth, born of desire. Fire is the seducer of wind, dancing in abandon for its beloved. Fire is the illuminator, the protector, the destroyer, and the giver of all life.”- Thomas Lloyd Qualls

28. “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

29. “Affection is a coal that must be cooled; else, suffered, it will set the heart on fire.” – William Shakespeare

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30. “The future of the world belongs to the youth of the world, and it is from the youth and not from the old that the fire of life will warm and enlighten the world. It is your privilege to breathe the breath of life into the dry bones of many around you.” – Tom Mann

31. “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

Fire quotes that will Inspire You For Life

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

33. “Let’s all wise up. Some of us aren’t fighting the fire; we’re playing with fire. Flirting with the devil. Stop it! Stop it now before all hell literally breaks loose.” – Beth Moore

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

35. “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

36. “Don’t see a fire burning your skin but letting the new skin underneath shining out.”- Rahul Bansal, you are fire quotes

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

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

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

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

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

42. “We’re like a two-year old playing with fire…we’re messing around with something really dangerous and don’t really understand what will happen.” – William F. Laurance

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

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

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

In the same way that fire may warm the heart, it can also set others on fire. You can never tell who is going through tough times or searching for a ray of hope in your immediate vicinity. So, understanding the underlying spiritual metaphor behind fire is important since it can also mean to burn, or harm, someone out of jealously, hatred, or rage. If you enjoyed these quotes on fire that are spiritual and at the same time inspirational, please pass them along to your friends and family.

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Written by Mukund Kapoor

I'm Mukund Kapoor, a reader, thinker, and self-taught writer. Welcome to Mukund Kapoor's blog. I love to write about Spirituality, Success and Self-improvement. I sincerely hope my articles help you find the answers you're looking for, and I wish you a pleasant voyage over the vast expanse of existence. Wishing you all the best.

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