Fire Proverbs

Sayings about Fire

It is little use to dig a well after the house has caught fire. ~ Indian Proverb

It is useful to first see the spark before the fire. ~ Japanese Proverb

Ideas are something that usually comes like fireman– too late. ~ Jewish Proverb

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head. ~ German Proverbs

A little fire burns up a great deal of corn. ~ Hebrew Proverb

A burnt child dreads the fire. ~ English Proverb

Life, like a fire, begins in smoke and ends in ashes. ~ Arabian Proverb

Fire does not extinguish fire. ~ Greek Proverb

Smoke in your own country is purer than fire in a foreign land. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

Smoke spreads further than the fire. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

It’s no time to play chess when the house is on fire. ~ Italian Proverb

The hunter does not rub himself in oil and lie by the fire to sleep. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. ~ Italian Proverb

I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn. ~ John Wesley

Let him who is cold blow the fire. ~ French Proverb

Add not fire to fire. ~ Greek Proverb

When a heart is on fire, sparks always fly out of the mouth. ~ Traditional Proverb

Man, woman, and love created fire. ~ Spanish Proverb

If you play with fire you get burned. ~ Traditional Proverb

If you have a tail of straw, then keep away from the fire. ~ Argentine Proverbs

Fire has no brother. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Water from far away is no good for a fire close by. ~ Chinese Proverb

You may poke a man’s fire after you’ve known him for seven years. ~ English Proverb

He who blows on the fire will get sparks in his eyes. ~ German Proverb

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. ~ Eskimo Proverb

It may be a fire today — tomorrow it will be ashes. ~ Arabian Proverb

Blood boils without fire. ~ Spanish Proverb

Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together. ~ Traditional Proverb

You may hide the fire, but what about the smoke? ~ Creole Proverb

Fire does not make fire, only ashes. ~ African Proverb

The only insurance against fire is to have two houses. ~ Nigerien Proverb

When there is a war between fire and water, fire loses. ~ Spanish Proverb

Do not dress in clothes made of leaves when going to put out a fire. ~ Chinese Proverb

If your beard’s on fire, others will light their pipes on it. ~ Turkish Proverb

Fire is a good slave, but a bad master. ~ Albanian Proverb

When fire is applied to a stone it cracks. ~ Irish Proverb

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood. ~ English Proverb

The word “enough” does not exist for water, fire, and women. ~ Ukrainian Proverb

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it’s warm and you won’t see the dust on the floor. ~ Irish Proverb

The fire doesn’t care about the owner of the coat that is burning. ~ Danish Proverb

Pregnancy and fire cannot be kept secret. ~ Rwandan Proverb

A hidden fire is discovered by its smoke. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Fire is never a gentle master ~ Traditional Proverb

Crooked logs make straight fires. ~ English Proverb

A good fire makes a quick cook. ~ Dutch Proverb

Everyone makes firewood of a fallen tree. ~ Mexican Proverbs

With hard work, you can get fire out of a stone. ~ Dutch Proverb

Fire starts with sparks. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

No chicken will fall into the fire a second time. ~ African Proverb

If you are in hiding, don’t light a fire. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

Fight fire with fire. ~ Traditional Proverb

If the fire does not burn you the smoke will blacken you. ~ French Proverb

Soft fire makes sweet malt. ~ English Proverb

Fire, water and government know nothing of mercy. ~ Albanian Proverb

Better a small fire that warms you than a big one that burns you. ~ French Proverb

He who cannot light a fire knows nothing about love. ~ Finnish Proverbs

The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who wants a fire must be able to bear smoke. ~ German Proverb

Sometimes you have to throw yourself into the fire to escape from the smoke. ~ Greek Proverbs

Paper can’t wrap up a fire. ~ Chinese Proverb

A flatterer has water in one hand and fire in the other. ~ German Proverbs

He who has come through the fire will fade in the sun. ~ Indian Proverbs

Foul water will quench fire. ~ English Proverbs

If a forest catches fire, both the dry and the wet will burn up. ~ Afghan Proverb

What you lose in the fire, you will find amongst the ashes. ~ French Proverb

He who has a head of wax must not go near the fire. ~ French Proverb

Clouds do not always mean rain, but smoke is a sure sign of fire. ~ African Proverb

He, who runs away from the fire, falls in the water. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

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Quotations about Fire

The most tangible of all visible mysteries–fire. ~ Leigh Hunt

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire. ~ Robert Herrick

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

One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet. ~ Odell Shepard

When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn. ~ John Wesley

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

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. ~ William Shakespeare

Your own property is concerned when your neighbor’s house is on fire. ~ Horace

Kick up the fire, and let the flames break loose, to drive the shadows back; Prolong the talk on this or that excuse…. ~ Philip Larkin

We circle in the night and we are devoured by fire. ~ Heraclitus of Ephesus

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

From small fires comes oft no small mishap. ~ George Herbert

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. ~ Ferdinand Poch

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

Fire takes no holiday. ~ Author Unknown

There can no great smoke arise, but there must be some fire. ~ John Lyly

Fire destroys that which feeds it. ~ Simone Weil

The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Don’t let your dreams go up in smoke – practice fire safety. ~ Author Unknown

Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire. ~ William Butler Yeats

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. ~ Abigail Van Buren

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. ~ Vincent van Gogh

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters. ~ Roger L’Estrange

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire. ~ Robert Herrick

Time is the fire in which we burn. ~ Delmore Schwartz

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. ~ Richard M. Nixon

The fire which seems extinguished often slumbers beneath the ashes. ~ Pierre Corneille

Practice fire safety – watch what you heat. ~ Author Unknown

To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world. ~ Charles Dudley Warner

He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. ~ W.J. Cameron

It takes two flints to make a fire. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Where no wood is, the fire goes out; so where there is no tale bearer, the strife ceaseth. ~ Bible

Anything that creates a spark is going to start, potentially, a big brush fire. ~ Victor Hill

Words pregnant with celestial fire. ~ William Cowper

Fire is the most tolerable third party. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned to put it out. ~ Henry Jackson Vandyke, Jr.

It is your business when the wall next door catches fire. ~ Horace

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire—then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. ~ Sigmund Wollman

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