Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
— Chinese Proverbs

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
— Alexander Hamilton

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
— Jane Porter

You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs, but I'm here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn't.
— Anita Brookner

Someday I suspect, when Jesus has definitely got me for a sunbeam, my works may be adequately assessed.
— Noel Coward