Hanukkah Quotes

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Hanukkah Quotes
“Christmas brings enormous electric bills. Candles are used for Hanukkah. Not only are we spared enormous electric bills, but we get to feel good about not contributing to the energy crisis.”

~KOACH Humor

“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

“May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah.”

~Author Unknown

“Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart ”

~Hannah Senesh

“Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don't know how to light up our own lives. ”

~Ralph Levy, "Hanukkah - Another View"

“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

“Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call. ”

~Richard Lewis

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. ”


“Let the straight flower bespeak its purpose in straightness - to seek the light.
Let the crooked flower bespeak its purpose in crookedness - to seek the light.
Let the crookedness and straightness bespeak the light.

~Allen Ginsberg, "Psalm III"

“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? ”

~Rose F. Kennedy

“Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings. ”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight, 1931, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert

“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"

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”

~Jewish Proverb