Even a room which must be dark needs at least a crack of light to know how dark it is.— Louis Kahn
Delightful Darkness To Light quotations
Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life's light to be determined by the darkness around me.
Just as a stone, a tree, a straw, grain, a mat, a cloth, a pot, and so on, when burned, are reduced to earth (from which they came), so the body and its sense organs, on being burned in the fire of Knowledge, become Knowledge and are absorbed in Brahman, like darkness in the light of the sun.
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Don't curse the darkness, light a candle.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
The history of the human race is a continual struggle from darkness into light.
It is, therefore, to no purpose to discuss the use of knowledge; man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, is no longer a man.
So shines a good deed... in a weary world.
There is no amount of darkness that can extinguish the inner light.
The important thing is not to spend our lives trying to control the environment around us. The task is to control the environment within us.
Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy 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; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console, To be understood as to understand, To be loved, as to love.
We've all got both light and dark inside us.
What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
If you don't encourage healthy sexual expression in public, you get unhealthy sexual expression in private. If you attempt to suppress sex in books, magazines, movies and even everyday conversation, you aren't helping to make sex more private, just more hidden. You're keeping sex in the dark. What we've tried to do is turn on the lights.
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
The Bible says that the devil is like a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8).
He comes in the darkness, and tries to frighten the children of God with his mighty roar. But when you switch on the light of the Word of God, you discover that there is no lion. There is only a mouse with a microphone! The devil is an imposter. Got it?
Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.
Even in darkness it is possible to create light.
Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.
May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
Art is a ripening, an evolution, an uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light.
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.
In a spiral galaxy, the ratio of dark-to-light matter is about a factor of ten.
That's probably a good number for the ratio of our ignorance-to-knowledge. We're out of kindergarten, but only in about third grade.
Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
You can map out a light plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you're down to the reflexes you developed in training. That's where roadwork shows - the training you did in the dark of the mornin' will show when you're under the bright lights.
I now know myself to be a person of weakness and strength, liability and giftedness, darkness and light. I now know that to be whole means to reject none of it but to embrace all of it.
Don't fight darkness. Bring the light, and darkness will disappear.
Use your knowledge, and your heart, to stand up for those who can't stand, speak for those who can't speak, be a beacon of light for those whose lives have become dark.
life is the greatest gift that could ever be conceived .
.. A daffodil pushing up through the dark earth to the spring, knowing somehow deep in its roots that spring and light and sunshine will come, has more courage and more knowledge of the value of life than any human being I've met.
EACH DAY OF HUMAN life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature’s grand design-do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things.
Remember that you have a choice in what you see.
If you choose to see a person's darkness, you strengthen your darkness within. If you choose to see their light, you shine from the inside out.