Light Quotes

John berry, flight of white crows - the bird of paradise alights only upon the hand...
G. k. chesterton - nowadays a citizen can hardly distinguish between...

The mere process of growing old together will make the slightest acquaintance seem a bosom friend.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Allan Bloom
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.
Jess Lai

Sexual enlightenment is justified insofar as girls cannot learn too soon how children do not come into the world.
Karl Kraus
William ellery channing - to be prosperous is not to be superior, and...
What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.
M. C. Escher, Quoted in Comic Sections, D. MacHale (Dublin 1993)
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
John Barrymore
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Roosevelt, Eleano
What torture, this life in society! Often someone is obliging enough to offer me a light, and in order to oblige him I have to fish a cigarette out of my pocket.
Karl Kraus
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
John Quinton
What starts the process, really, are laughs and slights and snubs when you are a kid. ... If your anger is deep enough and strong enough, you learn that you can change those attitudes by excellence, personal gut performance.
Richard Milhous Nixon
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
Desiderius Erasmus
Speech is but broken light upon the depth Of the unspoken.
George Eliot
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Thomas Paine, "The American Crisis".
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
What more felicity can fall to creature, Than to enjoy delight with liberty.
Spenser, Fate of the Butterfly
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
Rita Rudne
You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
Lyndon Johnson
You have delighted us long enough.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
After enlightenment, the laundry.
Josh Billings
What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.
Prophet Mohammad
Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage - - It can be delightful.
George Bernard Shaw
Put out the light.
Theodore Roosevelt, last words, 6 January 1919
Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
Jennie Jerome Churchill
Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp... But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
You conquer every hardness with your eyes, as you do likewise every light; so if it can happen that one can die of joy, now would be the time.
Michelangelo, Poem Fragment
The degradation which characterizes the state into which you plunge him by punishing him pleases, amuses, and delights him. Deep down he enjoys having gone so far as to deserve being treated in such a way.
Marquis de Sade
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty.
Edmund Spense
The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
James Arthur Baldwin
We do not first get all the answers and then live in the light of our understanding. We must rather plunge into life meeting what we have to meet and experiencing what we have to experience and in the light of living try to understand. if insight comes at all, it will not before, but only through and after experience.
John Claypool
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
Christopher Columbus
During these periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
Fritjof Capra, physicist
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
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Taylor Benson
The Lord is my light, and my salvation whom shall I fea.
Psalm 27