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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Fire
 
  From small fire comes oft no small mishap.
George Herbert.    
  1
  From little spark may burst a mighty flame.
Dante.    
  2
  Fire that’s closest kept burns most of all.
Shakespeare.    
  3
  A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.
Herrick.    
  4
  The most tangible of all visible mysteries fire.
Leigh Hunt.    
  5
  Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth.
Bible.    
  6
        The fire i’ the flint
Shows not till it be struck.
Shakespeare.    
  7
        A little fire is quickly trodden out;
Which, being suffer’d, rivers cannot quench.
Shakespeare.    
  8
        And where two raging fires meet together
They do consume the thing that feeds their fury.
Shakespeare.    
  9
  Your own property is concerned when your neighbor’s house is on fire.
Horace.    
  10
  What is more useful than fire? Yet if any one prepares to burn a house, it is with fire that he arms his daring hands.
Ovid.    
  11
  Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
J. Latimer.    
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