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FIRE
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Divert her eyes with pictures in the fire.
      - Alexander Pope,
        Epistle to Mrs. Teresa Blount, on her leaving the Town after the Coronation

There's no smoke without fire.
  [Lat., Non est fumus absque igne.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Where there's smoke, there's fire.
      - Proverb, (American)

A spark neglected has often raised a conflagration.
  [Lat., Parva saepe scintilla contempta magnum excitavit incendium.]
      - Quintus Curtius Rufus (Curtis Rufus Quintus),
        De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (VI, 3, 11)

And where two raging fires meet together
  They do consume the thing that feeds their fury.
      - William Shakespeare

A little fire is quickly trodden out;
  Which, being suffer'd, rivers cannot quench.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part III
         (Clarence at IV, viii)

The fire i' th' flint
  Shows not till it be struck; our gentle flame
    Provokes itself and like the current flies
      Each bound it chafes.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of Timon of Athens
         (Poet at I, i)

Fire that's closest kept burns most of all.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Two Gentlemen of Verona
         (Lucetta at I, ii)

In ashes of despaire, though burnt, shall make thee live.
      - Sir Philip Sidney (Sydney), Arcadia

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

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

We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.
      - Tennessee Williams

O joy! that in our embers
  Is something that doth live.
      - William Wordsworth, Ode (IV, 53),
        (Knight's edition)


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