Light Quotes

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.

Marianne Williamson

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.

Alan Alda

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

St. John of the Cross

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed.

Howard Nemerov

A living system cannot replicate at the speed of light.

Tony Follari

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
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