Candles have been part of different societies and cultures for centuries. They have often been used for utilitarian purposes as the main source of light in a room to having more religious and romantic uses in later times.

Candles and the light they emit have had quite a role in much of history, and they have been the source of many analogies and even a source of some great words of wisdom from some of the great minds.

To get a better understanding of candles and their meaning to the societal, religious and cultural fabric of the times, consider some of these candle themed quotes:

"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life." - Buddha

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." - James Keller

"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning." - William Arthur Ward

To light a candle is to cast a shadow. - Ursula Le Guin

When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent. - George Carlin

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