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Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space.  It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.  It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.  Michael Strassfeld

Lethargics are to be laid in the light, and exposed to the rays of the sun for the disease is gloom.  Aretaeus

Live in rooms full of light. Cornelius Celsus

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. Evelyn Dunbar





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Moonlight is sculpture.  Nathaniel Hawthorne

I’m not a doctor and I don’t know the technical terminology, but I do know that sunshine activates our happiness glands.  Terri Guillemets

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

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it’s warm and you won’t see the dust on the floor.  Irish Proverb

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.  Ben Sweetland

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You can owe nothing, if you give back its light to the sun.  Antonio Porchia

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  Norman B. Rice

If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up. Jean Asper McIntosh

Sunshine is Nature’s hug and spirit breath to the earth.  Terri Guillemets

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!  John Muir, The Mountains of California

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Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?  Maurice Freehill

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb

Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules.  Douglas Adams

It’s a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it’s light out.  Bill Watterson

There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.  James Thurber

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In a profound sense every man has two halves to his being; he is not one person so much as two persons trying to act in unison.  I believe that in the heart of each human being there is something which I can only describe as a “child of darkness” who is equal and complementary to the more obvious “child of light.”  Laurens van der Post

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

When my heart is heavy, the sun helps make it light. Terri Guillemets

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

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 light from within. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D’Angelo

A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul. Plato

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed. Howard Nemerov

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.  Rabindranath Tagore

When you possess light within, you see it externally. Anaïs Nin

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Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller

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

The sun works in my veins like wine, like wine!  Amy Levy, “A Minor Poet,” c.1884

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. John Denver, “Sunshine on My Shoulders”

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis

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They may as well have called the sun a ball of flaming joy.  Terri Guillemets

What is to give light must endure burning. Viktor Frankl

Love is not consolation.  It is light.  Friedrich Nietzsche

Light, when suddenly let in, dazzles and hurts and almost blinds us: but this soon passes away, and it seems to become the only element we can exist in.  Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

In the beginning there was nothing.  God said, “Let there be light!”  And there was light.  There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.  Ellen DeGeneres

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The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. Walt Whitman

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T. S. Eliot

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t. Blaise Pascal

For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections. Peace Pilgrim

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

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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.  Vladimir Nabokov

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…   Susan Polis Shutz

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant,” 1820

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

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace. Pope Francis

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

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Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that’s been our unifying cry, “More light.”  Sunlight.  Torchlight.  Candlelight.  Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators.  Big floods for the night games at Soldier’s Field.  Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we’re supposed to be asleep.  Light is more than watts and footcandles.  Light is metaphor.  Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light. Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

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

Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft.  Sven Nykvist

Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we’ll need no other light.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.  Charles Simic

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Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas

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

Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. John Muir

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth

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

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Light is good from whatever lamp it shines. Author Unknown

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.  Author Unknown

His high endeavors are an inward light
That makes the path before him always bright. William Wordsworth

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. Annie Dillard

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

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. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat. Ronald Reagan

He had enjoyed the refreshing luxury of a bath in his dressing-room, and was now sitting, after a late breakfast, in the open gallery, flanking the dining-room and the lower morning-rooms, and looking on the garden. The long outer blinds had been drawn down between the columns to exclude the powerful sunbeams; but the effect of the light, although subdued, was glowing; and, to Lilian’s eyes, her husband was glorified by an atmosphere of poetic brightness.  J. Palgrave Simpson, For Ever and Never, 1884

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Maori Proverb

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.  The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.  Felix Adler

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Tecumseh