Hanukkah Quotes


Kindle the taper like the steadfast star
Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth,
And add each night a lustre till afar
An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth.
~Emma Lazarus, "The Feast of Lights"
Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart
~Hannah Senesh
    
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
~Buddha
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
~Jewish Proverb
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
~Chinese Proverb
Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm,
The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word.
~Emma Lazarus, "The Feast of Lights"
    
Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight, 1931, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert
Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.
Hannah Senesh
The commandment to light the Hanukkah lamp is an exceedingly precious one, and one should be particularly careful to fulfill it. In order to make known the miracle, and to offer additional praise ... to God for the Wonders which He has wrought for us.
Maimonides
Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious psalm; the mystic lights of emblem, and the word.
Emma Lazarus