50+ Best Candle Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart

(Candles are associated with cakes and happy memories.)

Subscribe for virtual tools, STEM-inspired play, creative tips and more

A candle holds great significance in various facets of human life be and dispels darkness by ushering in illumination.

A candle has a role to play in every occasion, be it birth, marriage, or death as it represents the divine guidance. By allowing one to see clearly even in most adverse circumstances, the candle can both defy and defeat inherent fears that one faces.

Candles come with different scents. You don't have to spend a small fortune on a scented candle. But then again, if you're looking for a long-lasting candle that will fill an entire home—or just a studio apartment—with a luxurious and relaxing scent, whether you're giving a gift to someone else or just treating yourself, these scented candles never disappoint. Some of the best-scented candles include Prosecco Rose, Bibliotheque, Kindling Scented Candle and Matcha. Many people love candles and lighting them in their homes. We think you will like this lot of inspirational quotes about candles just as much.

You may also like to read [fire quotes] and [good night quotes] after this quotes article.

Enlightening Candle Quotes

A candle is symbolic to the Sun in many ways. The light it provides to others by bearing the consistent heat and sacrificing itself delivers a message that a true selfless being lives for the benefit of others. Here are some truly inspirational quotes which you must read for your inner enlightenment.

1. “Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.”

- Kamand Kojouri

2. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

- Gautam Buddha

3. “Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire.”

- Rumi

4. “Live as intensely as possible, burn your candle of life from both ends.”

- Osho

5. “Nirvana is not blowing out the candle, It is the extinguishing of the flame because the day has come.”

- Rabindranath Tagore

6. “Carry a candle in the dark, be a candle in the dark, know that you’re a flame in the dark.”

- Ivan Illich

7. “The teacher is like the candle which lights others in consuming itself.”

- Giovanni Ruffini

8. “Wisdom holds a candle to experience, but you’ve got to take the candle and walk alone.”

- Lauren Kate

9. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

- Francis of Assisi

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

- Gautam Buddha

Candle Quotes By Writers

Candles offer the brightest light.

The candle has inspired many people but the most prominent category of individuals motivated by candles is that of writers. Leo Tolstoy, William Shakespeare, Anne Frank are some of the main examples. Below are a few candle quotes by famous writers that will drive you to explore your inner light.

11. “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”

- Anne Frank

12. “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

- George Bernard Shaw

13. “How far that little candle throws his beams, So shines a good deed in a weary world.”

- William Shakespeare

14. “Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime.”

- Charles Dickens

15. “To see a candle’s light one must take it into a dark place.”

- Ursula K. Le Guin

16. “To light a candle is to cast a shadow.”

- Ursula K. Le Guin

17. “Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”

- William Arthur Ward

18. “What distinguishes a candle from other lights is that it appeals to our soul, not our eyes!”

- Mehmet Murat İldan

19. “Don't be like a candle! Because the candle dies while making others happy! Clever is the one who finds a way to make others happy without sacrificing himself!”

- Mehmet Murad Ildan

20. “When you choose one way out of many, all the ways you don't take are snuffed out like candles, as if they’d never existed.”

- Phillip Pullman

21. “Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”

- François de La Rochefoucauld

22. “We think that the time machine was not invented, but Catherine is actually the time machine! Light a candle and get out of the moment you are in, travel to other times!”

- Mehmet Murad Ildan

Quotes About Candles By Famous Personalities

Candles and wicks make for a beautiful philosophical combination.

The candle has given a new outlook into life to many famous personalities. Out of many things that a candle represents, a time machine is the most fascinating one. There are various quotations about candles that transport you into a different era that you are imagining. Read on to find some famous candle quotes given by some famous, inspiring individuals. Here are some of the most motivating quotes about candle light that you must strive to imbibe.

23. “Everybody is a candle, true. But not everybody is lit.”

- Harbhajan Singh

24. “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

25. “It is not necessary to light a candle to the sun.”

- Algernon Sidney

26. “The candle of liberty has always been kept lit by a vigilant few.”

- Russell Pearce

27. “I think there’s something in the human psyche that we’re titillated by the person who flies too close to the candle and their wings get singed.”

- Jeffery Combs

28. “I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday'.”

- Steven Wright

29. “I prize every candle in the darkness of the universe, even if it is not a supernova of blinding illumination.”

- Thomas Flanagan

30. “I believe that it's better to light one candle than to promise a million light bulbs.”

- Stephen Harper

31. “The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason, the morning daylight appears planer when you put out your candle.”

- Benjamin Franklin

32. "We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future."

- John F. Kennedy

33. "A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself."

- Mahatma Gandhi

Interesting Candle Light Quotes

Who knew an object like a candle could be so interesting and have so much meaning to it. People interpret it as a symbol of their heart, of the sun, of their spirit amongst many other things. Indulge yourself with these reinvigorating candle quotes and embark on your journey to the light.

34. “A candle is at its brightest in the dark.”

- Matshona Dhliwayo

35. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

- Edith Wharton

36. “If you have the knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”

- Margaret Fuller

37. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

- James Keller

38. “My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - it gives a lovely light.”

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

39. “Man loves company - even if it is only that of a small burning candle.”

- George C. Lichtenberg

40. “You can blow out a candle but you can't blow out a fire.”

- Peter Gabriel

41. “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.”

- Jacqueline Vance

42. “Be able to blow out a dinner candle without sending wax flying across the table.”

- Marilyn vos Savant

43. “In one way, I suppose, I have been ‘in denial’ for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light.”

- Christopher Hitchens

44. “Who needs a candle snuffer? You have air to blow out a candle. I don't need a snuffer to put it out.”

- Georgia Toffolo

45. "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow."

- William Shakespeare

46. “A candle doesn't have to look for light, no matter how small it is.”

― Matshona Dhliwayo

Candle Love Quotes

Like a candle brightens a dark room, love brightens a dull heart. Here are some candle love quotes to warm your heart.

47. “Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.”

- Leo Tolstoy

48. “At the heart of its strength is a weakness: an alone candle can hold it back. Love is more than a candle, love can ignite the stars.”

- Matthew Stove

49. “There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.”

- Rumi

50. “Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.”

- François de La Rochefoucauld

51. “Simple is her aim; to be a candle that lightens the world with the name of the beloved.”

- Mahrukh Memon

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 50+ Best Candle Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart then why not take a look at [light quotes], or [firefly quotes].


Written By

Kidadl Team

The Kidadl Team is made up of people from different walks of life, from different families and backgrounds, each with unique experiences and nuggets of wisdom to share with you. From lino cutting to surfing to children’s mental health, their hobbies and interests range far and wide. They are passionate about turning your everyday moments into memories and bringing you inspiring ideas to have fun with your family.

Was this article helpful?

Subscribe for virtual tools, STEM-inspired play, creative tips and more

By joining Kidadl you agree to Kidadl’s and and consent to receiving marketing communications from Kidadl.