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135 Quotes About Light That Will Diminish Obscurity

Walking towards the light is the only way to leave darkness behind.  In this balance of contrary forces,  some may take longer than others but what matters is going towards the right direction. Seek the purity of what brightness offers to find goodness and surround yourself with positivity. In spite of the difficulties of rainy days, never turn away from that beacon of light.  In other words, nothing good comes from negativity or bad actions, as hate will only bring hate as many famous leaders and distinguished famous personalities agree on.  

Be aware of the environment around you and even be the one others pin their hopes on.  Read on to find a great number of wise, inspirational and stimulating statements by renowned celebrities, authors and more. These are affirmations that have benefited many to steer clear of long periods in darkness.  Here is an amazing selection of quotes chosen to encourage you and friends on cloudy and sunny days. 

Best Light Quotes

  • If everything around seems dark, look again, you may be the light. Rumi
  • Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Khalil Gibran
  • My first memory is of light – the brightness of light – light all around. Georgia O’Keefe
  • When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow. Ursula K. Le Guin
  • All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. Francis of Assisi
  • At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Albert Schweitzer
  • How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. William Shakespeare

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu


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If everything around seems dark, look again, you may be the light. Rumi


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Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. Desiderius Erasmus

  • We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. J. K. Rowling
  • Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand. Ezra Pound
  • Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light. John Milton, Paradise Lost 
  • Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. William Blake
  • Education is the movement from darkness to light. Allan Bloom
  • Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
  • When you possess light within, you see it externally. Anaïs Nin
  • Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu
  • Every human being is a mixture of light and darkness, trust and fear, love and hate. Jean Vanier
  • It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. John Steinbeck
  • A person whose head is bowed and whose eyes are heavy cannot look at the light. Christine de Pizan
  • If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. Romain Rolland
  • Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us. Walt Whitman

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


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In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. Aaron Rose


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It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Eleanor Roosevelt


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Love is not consolation. It is light. Simone Weil

  • Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside. Egon Schiele
  • Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. Desiderius Erasmus
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world. Oprah Winfrey
  • The exceeding brightness of this early sun
    Makes me conceive how dark I have become.
    Wallace Stevens
  • There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton
  • It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle
  • There is a crack in everything.
    That’s how the light gets in.”
    Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968
  • And when the dawn comes creeping in,
    Cautiously I shall raise
    Myself to watch the daylight win
    D.H. Lawrence
  • A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. Denis Waitley
  • If we only look within, we will see the Light as if we were seeing our own image in a mirror. Sri S. Satchidananda
  • Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain
  • Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light. Rumi
  • Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha


Short Light Quotes

  • Love is not consolation. It is light. Simone Weil
  • Give light and people will find the way. Ella Baker
  • If light is in your heart, you will find your way home. Rumi
  • Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light. Rabindranath Tagore
  • Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. Walt Whitman
  • Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Maya Angelou
  • You can make it dark, but I can’t make it light. Jodi Picoult
  • Stars and shadows ain’t good to see by. Mark Twain
  • Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win. Steve Maraboli
  • Love, I’m pretty sure, is light. Jan Zwicky
  • In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. Aaron Rose

  • Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. Yogi Bhajan
  • Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore
  • The place where light and dark begin to touch is where miracles arise. Robert A. Johnson
  • I’m drawn between the light and dark. David Bowie
  • At the darkest moment comes the light. Joseph Campbell
  • Be a light unto yourself. Gautama Buddha
  • One idea lights a thousand candles. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Every light has its shadow, and every shadow hath a succeeding morning. Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train. Charles Barkley
  • The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. George Sand
  • What makes night within us may leave stars. Victor Hugo
  • Don’t you know Yet? It is your light that lights the World. Jalaluddin Rumi
  • It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Night never had the last word. The dawn is always invincible. Hugh B. Brown
  • Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • It is in the contrast of light and dark that design happens. Helen Van Wyk
  • Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. Helen Keller
  • Light is the symbol of truth. James Russell Lowell
  • The sun always shines above the clouds. Paul F. Davis
  • Light is time reflecting on time. Octavio Paz

Faith quote by Buddha to give you food for thought.

Doubt everything. Find your own light. Buddha


Healing quote to note and share.

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen


Light in Darkness Quotes

  • Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire. Rumi
  • 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
  • In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. Francis Bacon
  • Your path is illuminated by the light, yet darkness lets the stars shine bright. J.L.W. Brooks
  • Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right. Grateful Dead
  • Don’t fight darkness. Bring the light, and darkness will disappear. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. Anne Frank
  • We must bring
    our own light
    to the
    Charles Bukowski
  • Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. Madeline L’Engle
  • Put light against light – you have nothing. Put dark against dark – you have nothing. It’s the contrast of light and dark that each give the other one meaning. Bob Ross
  • If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death. Pythagoras
  • Moses’ vision of God began with light; afterwards God spoke to him in a cloud. But when Moses rose higher and became more perfect, he saw God in the darkness. Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses
  • When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. Edward Teller
  • We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. So we can see the bright side of everything. Earl Nightingale
  • If the mind is to emerge unscathed from this relentless struggle with the unforeseen, two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. Carl Von Clausewitz
  • Light and dark are relative to one another like forward and backward steps. Shitou Xiqian
  • An age is called “dark,” not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it. James Michener


Inspirational Quotes About Light

  • Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you. Rumi
  • People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. Carl Jung
  • Where does the world’s zephyr strike from the view which let you to live the eternal moment of love other than in the Divine Light of sight? Sorin Cerin
  • 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
  • Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. Jim Carrey
  • If there is always light, you don’t experience light anymore. You have to have the rhythm of light and darkness. Bruce Lee
  • To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
    Always do what you are afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around. Paulo Coelho
  • With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges–the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light. Eckhart Tolle
  • Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light. Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Thus Gotama Buddha walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace. Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
  • Whether in the intellectual pursuits of science or in the mystical pursuits of the spirit, the light beckons ahead, and the purpose surging in our nature responds. Arthur Eddington
  • When you go home you ought to go like a ray of light—so that it will, even in the night, burst out of the doors and windows and illuminate the darkness. Robert G. Ingersoll
  • When light returns to its source,
    it takes nothing
    of what it has illuminated.
    It may have shone on a garbage dump, or a garden,
    or in the center of a human eye. No matter.
    It goes, and when it does,
    the open plain becomes passionately desolate,
    wanting it back.


Love Quotes About Light

  • There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights. Bram Stoker, Dracula
  • Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. Mary Oliver
  • When he shall die,
    Take him and cut him out in little stars,
    And he will make the face of heaven so fine
    That all the world will be in love with night
    And pay no worship to the garish sun.
    William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  • From love’s plectrum arises
    the song of the string of life
    Love is the light of life
    love is the fire of life
    Allama Iqbal
  • It’s the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb into the sky and light up the world. Tahereh Mafi
  • If light is the first love of life, is not love a light to the heart? Balzac Honore De, Eugenie Grandet


Poetic Quotes About Light

  • Light
    The visible reminder of Invisible Light.
    T.S. Eliot
  • Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. William Shakespeare
  • There’s a certain Slant of light,
    Winter Afternoons –
    That oppresses, like the Heft
    Of Cathedral Tunes
    Emily Dickinson
  • The light of love, the purity of grace,
    The mind, the Music breathing from her face,
    The heart whose softness harmonised the whole —
    And, oh! that eye was in itself a Soul!
    George Gordon Byron
  • Oh, beloved, and there is nothing but shadows
    where you accompany me in your dreams
    and tell me the hour of light.”
    Pablo Neruda
  • The night sky is only a sort of carbon paper,
    Blueblack, with the much-poked periods of stars
    Letting in the light, peephole after peephole-
    A bonewhite light, like death, behind all things.
    Sylvia Plath
  • There are dead stars that still shine because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist? Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis
  • I’m drinking light, I thought. I’m filling myself with light. The milk would erase all the dark inside me with a flood of brightness. Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous


Famous Light Quotes

  • I think we all have light and dark inside us. Sean Penn
  • When you look ahead and darkness is all you see, faith and determination will pull you through. Drake
  • You need contrast and conflict in order to tell a story. Stories need to have dark and light, turmoil, all those things. David Lynch
  • We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato
  • Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  • Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves. Leonora Carrington
  • I had forgotten how much light there is in the world, till you gave it back to me. Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
  • If only one keeps loving faithfully what is truly worth loving and does not squander one’s love on trivial and insignificant and meaningless things then one will gradually obtain more light and grow stronger. Vincent van Gogh
  • The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears. Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light
  • I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening is a concert.. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas. Nikola Tesla
  • Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn. Leo Tolstoy
  • Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The Gita distinguishes between the powers of light and darkness and demonstrates their incompatibility. Mahatma Gandhi


Insightful Light Quotes

  • The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say. Gregory Maguire
  • It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A shadowless man is a monster, a devil, a thing of evil. A man without a shadow is soulless. A shadow without a man is a pitiable shred. Yet together, light and dark, they make a whole. Jane Yolen
  • We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine. E.M. Forster, A Room with a View
  • If the butterfly wings its way to the sweet light that attracts it, it’s only because it doesn’t know that the fire can consume it. Giordano Bruno
  • To say that man is a compound of strength and weakness, light and darkness, smallness and greatness, is not to indict him, it is to define him. Denis Diderot


Quotes On The Nature Of Light

  • In a spiral galaxy, the ratio of dark-to-light matter is about a factor of ten. That’s probably a good number for the ratio of our ignorance-to-knowledge. We’re out of kindergarten, but only in about third grade. Vera Rubin
  • Goethe argued there is no color in the physical world; there are only patterns of light and dark. These patterns are a sensation produced by our very souls. John Gage
  • There are even some stars so remote that their light will reach the Earth only when Earth itself is a dead planet, as they themselves are dead, so that the living Earth will never be visited by that forlorn ray of light, without a living source, without a living destination. Often on fine nights when the park of this establishment is vacant, I amuse myself with this marvelous instrument (telescope). I go upstairs, walk across the grass, sit on a bench in the Avenue of Oaks – and there, in my solitude, I enjoy the pleasure of weighing the rays of dead stars. Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Tomorrow’s Eve
  • Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides. Junichiro Tanizaki


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