Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but which will afterward propagate it.
The light within is a fire, whose flame does not burn, but brings warmth; and whose rays do not blind, but illuminate. Once kindled, it blazes a trail and lights our way. - Yasmine Sherif (The Case for Humanity: An Extraordinary Session)
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch
So, after three days of incessant brandy-drinking, he had burned out the youth from his blood, he had achieved this kindled state of oneness with all the world, which is the end of youth's most passionate desire. - D.H. Lawrence
Sorrow and self-pity consume enormous quantities of energy. If you only can desist from feeling victimized by fate and look for a new solution instead, not only would you conserve old energies but at the same time also feel the surge of the new. New hope is kindled in the process. - G.R. Gopinath
Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.