quote by John G. Lake

Fear of the devil is nonsense. Fear of demons is foolish. The Spirit of God anointing the Christian heart makes the soul impregnable to the powers of darkness.

— John G. Lake

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Darkness of the soul quote Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.
Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.

Your soul is a seeker, lover and artist;

shape-shifting through archetypal energy, between your darkness and fields of light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the moment of sweet surrender; when you, as a dancer, disappear into the dance.

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

Darkness of the soul quote To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is fait
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.

I’d cut my soul into a million different pieces just to form a constellation to light your way home. I’d write love poems to the parts of yourself you can’t stand. I’d stand in the shadows of your heart and tell you I’m not afraid of your dark.

Be calm, be strong, be grateful, and become a lamp full of light, that the darkness of sorrows be annihilated, and that the sun of everlasting joy arise from the dawning-place of heart and soul, shining brightly.


The dark night of the soul is when you have lost the flavor of life but have not yet gained the fullness of divinity. So it is that we must weather that dark time, the period of transformation when what is familiar has been taken away and the new richness is not yet ours.

Darkness of the soul quote Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.
Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.
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Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul.

In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.

Prayer is the most powerful resource we have in this life;

yet, many only turn to it as a last resort. When unbelievers pray for repentance of sin and ask for God’s forgiveness, prayer is the spiritual dynamite that obliterates the darkness and despair of a sin-soaked soul.

Darkness of the soul quote It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flo
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.

Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun;

not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.


In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God.

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.

Darkness of the soul quote You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.

A soul does not benefit from the sacrament of confession if it is not humble.

Pride keeps it in darkness. The soul neither knows how, nor is it willing, to probe with precision the depths of its own misery. It puts on a mask and avoids everything that might bring it recovery.

While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight While little children go hungry, as they do now, I'll fight While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight While there is a drunkard left, While there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end!

Darkness of the soul quote Whatever is good for you soul, do that.
Whatever is good for you soul, do that.

I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul.

Unless a man or woman has experienced the darkness of the soul he or she can know nothing of that transforming laughter without which no hint of the ultimate reality of the opposites can be faintly intuited.

I was broken in body, soul, and spirit.

My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!

Darkness of the soul quote Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pret
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.

There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were.

While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight - I'll fight to the very end!


I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

Darkness of the soul quote When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.
When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road.

Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.

Forget not, never forget that you have promised me to use this silver to become an honest man.... Jean Valjean, my brother: you belong no longer to evil, but to good. It is your soul that I am buying for you. I withdraw it from dark thoughts and from the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God!

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.

Darkness of the soul quote Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind an
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.

O my soul, what are you doing? Are you not aware that God sees you always? You can never hide yourself from His sight. O Father, have pity on us because we are blind and in darkness. Drive out the darkness and give me light. Melt the ice of my self-love and kindle in me the fire of Your charity.


The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.

I can see lights in the distance trembling in the dark cloak of night Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing a waltz on All Souls Night.

Darkness of the soul quote If we are irritated, by every rub, how will we be polished?
If we are irritated, by every rub, how will we be polished?

The real gladiators of the world are so humble in their origins and unremarkable in appearance that when we stand next to them in a grocery-store line, we never guess how brightly their souls can burn in the dark.

The fear of God illumines the soul, annihilates evil, weakens the passions, drives darkness from the soul and makes it pure. The fear of God is the summit of wisdom. Where it is not you will find nothing good. Whoever does not have the fear of God is open to diabolical falls.

When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.

Darkness of the soul quote Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked sou
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.

I only want to keep moving up and up in terms of quality and be careful with perception. I don't just want to do things that are the pretty girl with lots of makeup, I want to get into the gritty stuff and get down and dirty and dark and really feed my soul and not my vanity.

It takes more courage to dig deep in the dark corners of your own soul and the back alleys of your society than it does for a soldier to fight on the battlefield.

To deny the darkness of the soul is to be but half a human being. But we had both sides.

If I believe in anything, it is in the dark night of the soul.

Awe is my religion, and mystery is its church.

Let there always be a preponderance of mercy with you, even though you don't feel such mercy in yourself, as God has for the world ... A cruel and merciless heart is never purified. A merciful man is the doctor of his own soul, because as it were a by a strong wind from is heart he drives out the darkness of the passions.

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