He who sits by the fire thankless

He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire.  Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient.  ~W.J. CameronQSO

If you ever catch on fire try

If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror, because I bet that’s what really throws you into a panic.  ~Jack Handey

The fire is the main comfort of

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another.  It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.  ~Henry David Thoreau

If you break your neck if have

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem.  Everything else is inconvenience.  ~Robert Fulghum

Time is the fire in which we

Time is the fire in which we burn.  ~Delmore Schwartz, "Calmly We Walk Through This April’s Day," 1937  (Thank you, George.)

There may be a great fire in

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.  ~Vincent van Gogh

It is with our passions as it

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.  ~Roger L’Estrange, Aesop’s Fables, 1692