Light Quotes

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Francis Bacon

The Night has a thousand eyes, And the Day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one; Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done.

Francis William Bourdillon

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -- it gives a lovely light!

Edna St. Vincent Millay

A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism.

Jim DeMint

To get their attention, start lobbing the light grenades (That burst and blind them with the truth! An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth!)

Brandon Boyd

Desolation is a file, and the endurance of darkness is preparation for great light.

St. John of the Cross

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Max Planck

And for tired eyes every light is too bright, and for tired lips every breath too heavy, and for tired ears every word too much.

Georg Büchner

When you look at the inner workings of electrical things, you see wires. Until the current passes through them, there will be no light. That wire is you and me. The current is God. We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us, to produce the light of the world, Jesus, in us. Or we can refuse to be used and allow darkness to spread.

Mother Teresa

To rid ourselves of our shadows - who we are - we must step into either total light or total darkness

Jeremy Preston

If you share your light with the world, truth and goodness will be your constant companions.

Micheal Teal

Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness

Rabindranath Tagore

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.

Jean Paul

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

Rabindranath Tagore

I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow

Arthur Schopenhauer

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.

John Burroughs

The way of fortune is like the milky way in the sky; which is a number of smaller stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together; so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Denis Waitley

My wife is a light eater. As soon as it's light, she starts to eat.

Henny Youngman

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore

I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.

Og Mandino

There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

I was saying these things and weeping in the most bitter contrition of my heart, when suddenly I heard the voice of a boy or a girl I know not which--coming from the neighboring house, chanting over and over again, "Take up and read; take up and read." Immediately I ceased weeping and began most earnestly to think whether it was usual for children in some kind of game to sing such a song, but I could not remember ever having heard the like. So, damming the torrent of my tears, I got to my feet, for I could not but think that this was a divine command to open the Bible and read the first passage I should light upon. For I had heard how Anthony, accidentally coming into church while the gospel was being read, received the admonition as if what was read had been addressed to him: "Go and sell what you have and give it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me" (Matt. 19:21). By such an oracle he was forthwith converted to thee. So I quickly returned to the bench where Alypius was sitting, for there I had put down the apostles book when I had left there. I snatched it up, opened it, and in silence read the paragraph on which my eyes first fell: "Not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying, but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof" (Rom. 13:13). I wanted to read no further, nor did I need to. For instantly, as the sentence ended, there was infused in my heart something like the light of full certainty and all the gloom of doubt vanished away.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft.

Sven Nykvist
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