„But must we really light a candle to see the sun?“

—  Wernher von Braun, Context: My experiences with science led me to God. They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun? From a letter to the California State board of Education (14 September 1972)
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„It is not necessary to light a candle to the sun.“

—  Algernon Sidney British politician and political theorist 1623 - 1683
Discourses Concerning Government (1689), Ch. 2, Sect. 18; comparable to: "Like his that lights a candle to the sun", John Fletcher, Letter to Sir Walter Aston; "And hold their farthing candle to the sun", Edward Young, Satire vii. line 56.

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„To see a candle’s light, one must take it into a dark place.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
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„Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.“

—  Beverly Sills opera soprano 1929 - 2007
Misattributed, Billy Graham, as quoted in The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Book of Revelation (2001) by Stan Campbell and James S. Bell, p. 54

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The candle or the mirror that reflects it.“

—  Edith Wharton American novelist, short story writer, designer 1862 - 1937
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„I light my candle from their torches.“

—  Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part III, Section 2, member 5, subsection 1.

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„To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.“

—  Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part III, Section 2, member 1, subsection 2.

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„It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 a.C.

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„That the emission of light must waste the sun, is not a difficulty that can be opposed to our hypothesis.“

—  William Herschel German-born British astronomer, technical expert, and composer 1738 - 1822
Context: That the emission of light must waste the sun, is not a difficulty that can be opposed to our hypothesis. Many of the operations of Nature are carried on in her great laboratory which we cannot comprehend. Perhaps the many telescopic comets may restore to the sun what is lost by the emission of light.<!-- p. 148 Ch.4 "Life and Works" quote from his paper "Nature and Construction of the Sun and Fixed Stars" (1795).

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