Light Quotes

Prophet mohammad - what actions are most excellent? to gladden the...
Voltaire - true greatness consists in the use of a powerful...

To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth out not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.
William Ellery Channing
When an American says that he loves his country, he... means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self - Respect.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace! Where there is hatred let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.
Saint Francis of Assisi, "Prayer of St Francis" (attributed)
Patience makes lighter What sorrow may not heal.
Horace

An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly.
Edwin P. Whipple
Bertrand russell - if a man is offered a fact which goes against his...
The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
Titus Livius
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
Mahatma Gandhi
She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me Oh then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light.
Hartley Coleridge
We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato
Los Angeles seems endlessly held between these extremes: of light and dark - Of surface and depth. Of the promise, in brief, of a meaning always hovering on the edge of significance.
Graham Clarke
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Old Chinese Prove
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
Home
After enlightenment, the laundry.
Josh Billings
When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?
Epictetus, Discourses
The Joker Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight.
Batman
Duty is heavier than a mountain, death lighter than a feather.
Jordan, Robert
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is god, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but never less, dazzaling, passionate, and eternal form.
Plato
What more felicity can fall to creature, Than to enjoy delight with liberty.
Spenser, Fate of the Butterfly
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1890
Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save.
John Gay
Nowadays a citizen can hardly distinguish between a tax and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter.
G. K. Chesterton
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.
Oscar Wilde
Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
Hodding Carte
Our lives are like the course of the sun. At the darkest moment there is promise of daylight.
The London Times
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Ghandi, 1931
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs.
William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", 1790
I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.
Isaac Newton
Intelligence is nothing without delight.
Paul Claudel
Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.
Raymond Holliwell
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
Charles Simmons
As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling Sometimes it seemed that way.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
The dark today leads into light tomorrow; There is no endless joy, ... and yet no endless sorrow.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world.
Adlai Stevenson
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Kahlil Gibran
God does not give heed to the ambitiousness of our prayers, because he is always ready to give to us his light, not a visible light but an intellectual and spiritual one but we are not always ready to receive it when we turn aside and down to other things out of a desire for temporal things.
Saint Augustine
It is a mistake for a taciturn, serious - Minded woman to marry a jovial man, but not for a serious - Minded man to marry a lighthearted woman.
Johann von Goethe
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
M. F. K. Fisher, O Magazine, November 2003