People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.Buddha
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.
M. C. Escher
Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ), O Magazine, January 2004
Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderment of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind’s eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter light, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light.
Plato (427 BC – 347 BC), The Republic
When you have come to the edge Of all light that you know And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly
There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…
Susan Polis Shutz
From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I ran up the door, closed the stairs, said my pajamas and put on my prayers, turned off the bed and hopped in the light, all because you kissed me goodnight.
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
Henry David Thoreau
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
You must be strong now. You must never give up. And when people make you cry and you are afraid of the dark, don’t forget the light is always there.
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it’s warm and you won’t see the dust on the floor.