The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Mary Lou Retton
Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.
Jean De La Fontaine
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
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.
William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn.
John W. Foster
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
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