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Light Quotes

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

Author: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Profession: British Poet, Critic

The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

It's not necessary to blow out your neighbor's light to let your own shine.

Author: M. R. Dehaan


Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

Profession: Dutch Humanist

You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.

Author: Arlo Guthrie

Profession: American Artist

Moonlight is sculpture.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

Light is the symbol of truth.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.

Author: Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)

Profession: American Evangelist

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.

Author: Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Profession: British Scientist, Mathematician

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

Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)

Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator

Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and the best.

Author: R. Turnbull


Come into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.

Author: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Profession: British Poet