- 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.
[ Candle Extinguishes Many Mind Much Natural Oppression Reading Reason Scholars Senseless Which World]
- Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
[ Absence Extinguishes Fire Great Love Small Wind]
- Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
[ Absence Candles Diminishes Extinguishes Fans Fires Great Increases Mediocre Ones Passions Wind]