Candlelight Quotes: Inspirational Quotes about Hanukkah

During the holiday season, Christmas is often the day that gets top billing. While holidays like Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are acknowledged, they are often treated as “alternates” to Christmas and may not receive the appreciation due them. However, these holidays have a rich history all their own. Today, we’ve provided some great Hanukkah quotes for all our Jewish readers out there and for those who want to know and appreciate Hanukkah more.

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

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart
– Hannah Senesh

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. – Buddha

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. – Chinese proverb

The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle. – Robert Altinger

May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah. – Anonymous

Chanukah is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God’s image. – Suzanne Fields

Praised are You, Our God, Ruler of the universe, Who made us holy through your commandments and commanded us to kindle the Hanukah lights. – Anonymous

A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light. – Moshe Davis

Is not Hanukkah a symbol of Israel, and its light a symbol of his immortality? – Leo Jung

It’s a very simple holiday when, for a time, light is the most important thing and life isn’t always about material stuff.  – Anonymous

Just as Hanukkah candles are lighted one by one from a single flame, so the tale of the miracle is passed from one man to another, from one house to another, and to the whole House of Israel throughout the generations.”
– Judah L. Magnes

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