Light Quotes

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.

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

For when God said, Let there be light, and there was light, if we are justified in understanding in this light the creation of the angels, then certainly they were created partakers of the eternal light which is the unchangeable Wisdom of God, by which all things were made, and whom we call the only-begotten Son of God; so that they, being illumined by the Light that created them, might themselves become light and be called Day, in participation of that unchangeable Light and Day which is the Word of God, by whom both themselves and all else were made. The true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world, this Light lighteth also every pure angel, that he may be light not in himself, but in God; from whom if an angel turn away, he becomes impure, as are all those who are called unclean spirits, and are no longer light in the Lord, but darkness in themselves, being deprived of the participation of Light eternal. For evil has no positive nature; but the loss of good has received the name evil.

St. Augustine of Hippo

There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

James Thurber
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