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A Quote by Elder Ephraim of Philotheou on god, purity, spirit, struggles, fire, nature, soul, enlightenment, light, knowledge, and spirituality

Humble yourselves.  Do not think highly and you will attain high things.  The more gold is tested in the fire, the purer it becomes.  And the Christian, the more he is tried by temptations, the more his soul is purified.  The more deeply the plow tills the earth, the more often we prune and carefully tend the vines, the more and the sweetest fruit we will receive.

Elder Ephraim

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Michelle Skye on brigid, candlemas, fire, goddess, healing, imbolc, imbolg, inspiration, light, mind, soul, transformation, and quickening

Brigid has been known by many names: Brigit, Brig, Bride, Brigantia, Saint Brigid, and Mary of the Gael.  But no name encapsulates her personality as well as the term Breo Saighead (or Breo Aigit), meaning "fiery arrow or power."  Although this term was thought to be the root source of Brigid's name (as stated in the ninth-century book Cormac' Glossary), modern scholars have proven this early etymology to be based on folk legends and rumors rather than on scholarly sources.  Yet the term Breo Saighead will not go away.  It remains with this powerful triple goddess of the fire, as she inspires, transforms, and heals.  Brigid is the force behind grand ideas and simple comforts.  She is direct, quick, enlightening, and enlivening.  She is the shaft of lightning or the glowing candle that illuminates our world.  Fast, furious, bold, and strong, she arrives quickly and departs just as fast, leaving behind a brighter mind or soul or heart.  Brigid's gifts lie not in what she brings to you, but rather in casting light on what you can bring to the world.

Michelle Skye

Source: Goddess Alive! Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses Into Your Life

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Saitn Elizabeth the New Martyr on god, love, nieghbors, fire, cultivation, growth, peace, spirituality, souls, and spirit

It is easier for feeble straw to resist a mighty fire than for the nature of sin to resist the power of love.  We must cultivate this love in our souls, that we may take our place with all the saints.  For through their love for their nieghbor, they were all pleasing to God.

Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Albert Schweitzer on spirit, fire, inner, faith, passion, life, discontent, depression, people, and time

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 (1875 - 1965)

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by Lloyd Garrison on alarm, moderate, mother, babe, fire, earnest, inch, equivocate, ravisher, and house on fire

On this subject I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! No! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest; I will not equivocate; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard.

Lloyd Garrison

Source: The Liberator

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Pamela Hansford Johnson on sky, sunset, water, and fire

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.

Pamela Hansford Johnson

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on nirvana, extinguish, burning, fire, three, poison, greed, anger, ignorance, dissatisfaction, and letting go

Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 94

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on shadow, light, awe, heart, fire, and darkness

Shadow and Light Source Both

How does a part of the world leave the world?
How does wetness leave water?

Dont' try to put out fire by throwing on
more fire! Don't wash a wound with blood.

No matter how fast you run, your shadow
keeps up. Sometimes it's in front!

Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow.
But that shadow has been serving you.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is
your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.

I could explain this, but it will break the
glass cover on your heart, and there's no
fixing that.

You must have shadow and light source both.
Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.

When from that tree feathers and wings sprout on you,
be quieter than a dove. Don't even open your mouth for
even a coo.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: David

A Quote by unknown on love, hurt, and fire

When you love someone and they love you back, the fire can turn to ash and someone will get hurt.

unknown

Contributed by: Kays

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