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30 Hanukkah Quotes and Sayings to Celebrate Life

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” —Chinese Proverb

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Choosing the perfect message or quote for your Hanukkah cards and presents shouldn't be hard — and reminding yourself yes, you did spell it right — which is why we compiled a list of sweet, fun, and inspirational Hanukkah quotes for you to use! Add your favorites to your family's holiday card, a Chatbook for yourself (or as a present for your friends and family), or even a caption for your family Hanukkah photo on Instagram.


And after all that time spent on finding the right holiday cards and presents, and time spent at parties and around the table with friends and family, it's no wonder your camera roll is filled with sweet shots of you and your family (especially after it took you 10 minutes to get the perfect shot). Don't let those pics get lost in your phone, print them in a holiday-themed photo book (print them in a high-quality Layflat photo book and add blank text pages to create a personalized gift), or hang them on your wall with Canvas Wall Tiles. And if you love saving your favorite memories from every month, print 30 pictures each month with a Monthbooks subscription.

Quotes about Light

“May the light illuminate your hearts and shine in your life every day of the year. May everlasting peace be yours and upon our Earth.” ―Eileen Anglin

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” —Ben Sweetland

“Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious psalm; the mystic lights of emblem, and the word.” —Emma Lazarus

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen

“Eight days the light continued on its own: A miracle, they say, but not more so Than ordinary lives of flesh and bone, Consuming wicks burned ashen long ago.” —Nicholas Gordon


Quotes about Candles 

“The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.” —Robert Altinger

“The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.” —Irving Greenberg

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

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” —Anne Frank

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” —Chinese Proverb

"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

"We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible." —Nachum Braverman

“As a candle cannot burn without fire, so man cannot live without spiritual force.” —Ramakrishna

“On Hanukkah, the first dark night, Light yourself a candle bright. I'll you, if you will me invite To dance within that gentle light.” —Nicholas Gordon

“May the light illuminate your hearts and shine in your life every day of the year. May everlasting peace be yours and upon our Earth.” ―Eileen Anglin

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” —James Keller


Inspirational Quotes about Hanukkah

“The spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is shared by all people who love freedom.”―Norma Simon

"Hanukkah is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God's image." —Suzanne Fields

 “May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.” —Anonymous

“A little more fun, a little more love, a little more light every night. That's the joy of Hanukkah.” —Unknown

“The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.” —G.K. Chesterton

“We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” —Nachum Braverman

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ―Albert Einstein


Funny Quotes about Hanukkah

“A Hanukkah miracle would be feeling confident that you spelled Hanukkah correctly.” —Unknown

“Imagine if your cell phone battery was on 10% and it lasted for 8 days. Now you understand Hanukkah.” —Unknown

“I’ll be home for the challadays.” —Unknown

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