Quotes 1 till 5 of 5.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
French writer 1613-1680+1
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
English religious leader, founder of Pennsylvania 1644-17180
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
Slander is a poison which extinguishes charity, both in the slanderer and in the persons who listen to it.
English preacher and writer 1608-1661-1
A small demerit extinguishes a long service.