Light Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old light quotes, light sayings, and light proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.     

Mary Anne Radmacher

What is to give light must endure the burning.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Light itself is a great corrective. A thousand wrongs and abuses that are grown in darkness disappear, like owls and bats, before the light of day.     

James A. Garfield

Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one the other disappears.     

Marianne Williamson

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

Sir Francis Bacon

He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.     

William Blake

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.      

Desiderius Erasmus

Your path is illuminated by the light Yet darkness lets the stars shine bright.     

J.L.W. Brooks

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.     

Yogi Bhajan

Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.     

Sogyal Rinpoche

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

Aaron Rose

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

William Wordsworth

When you possess light within, you see it externally.     

Anas Nin

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

Edith Wharton

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.     

Dwight L. Moody

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.     

Albert Schweitzer

If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world     

Chinese Proverb

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

We are indeed the light of the world--but only if our switch is turned on.     

John Hagee

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

M.R. Dehaan

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

James Grover Thurber

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.     

John Ruskin

Give light and people will find the way.     

Ella Baker

Light is the symbol of truth.     

James Russell Lowell

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


The light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train.     


To light a candle is to cast a shadow.     

Ursula K. Le Guin

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

Arlo Guthrie

Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.     

Doug Coupland