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40 Inspirational Quotes About Light to Brighten Up Your Day

There’s a light inside each and every human being. When you discover yourself at the root of your soul and unlock your full potential, you release this light to inspire everyone around you. Darkness is a part of life, and while it’s no friend, it teaches many important lessons. You won’t learn to appreciate light without knowing darkness.

Here are some inspirational quotes about light that will give you the strength to overcome your adversities.

Light And Love Quotes


Darkness enters everyone’s life but love can act as a light and banish it immediately. Here are some quotes about light and love to inspire you.

#1. “Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

#2. “When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine. That all the world will be in love with night. And pay no worship to the garish sun.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

#3. “Those who love much, do much and accomplish much, and whatever is done with love is done well…. Love is the best and noblest thing in the human heart, especially when it is tested by life as gold is tested by fire. Happy is he who has loved much, and although he may have wavered and doubted, he has kept that divine spark alive and returned to what was in the beginning and ever shall be.

If only one keeps loving faithfully what is truly worth loving and does not squander one’s love on trivial and insignificant and meaningless things then one will gradually obtain more light and grow stronger.” ― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

#4. “No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello

#5. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches.

#6. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Bible Quotes About Light


Having a crisis of faith? Here are some popular sayings about light from the Holy Book to help you get back on the right path.

#7. “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.” ― John 2:9-10, Bible

#8. “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” ― Matthew 4:16, Bible

#9. “Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.” ― Micah 7:8, Bible

#10. “You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” ― Psalm 18:28

#11. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” ― Matthew 5:16, Bible

#12. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” ― John 1:5, Bible

#13. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” ― John 8:12, Bible

#14. “The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?” ― Psalm 27:1, Bible

Quotes About Darkness and Light


Darkness can be unkind and cruel, but it’s not without its uses. Here are some quotes about the balance of darkness and light to help you gain perspective.

#15. “Anyone who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light.” ― Plato, Allegory of the Cave

#16. “The darkness declares the glory of light.” — T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

#17. “Your path is illuminated by the light, yet darkness lets the stars shine bright.” — J.L.W. Brooks

#18. “May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

#19. “I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.” ― Ecclesiastes 2:13, Bible

#20. “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” — William L. Watkinson.

#21. “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” — Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Quotes About Light at The End of The Tunnel


No matter how rough the road gets, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. You just need to keep moving forward with integrity.

#22. “Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost

#23. “All right I think we’ve been down here in the dark long enough. There’s a whole other world upstairs. Take my hand, Constant Reader, and I’ll be happy to lead you back into the sunshine. I’m happy to go there because I believe most people are essentially good. I know that I am. It’s you I’m not entirely sure of.” ― Stephen King, Full Dark, No Stars

#24. “There is a light at the end of every tunnel. Some tunnels just happen to be longer than others.” — Ada Adams

#25. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968

#26. “There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the way out is through.” — David Allen

#27. “The light was only just visible — except of course that there was no one to see, no witnesses, not this time, but it was nevertheless a light.” ― Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

#28. “Believe that you might be the light for someone else.” — Kobi Yamada

#29. “A warrior of the Light is never in a hurry. Time works in his favor; he learns to master his impatience and avoids acting without thinking.” ― Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light

Let Your Light Shine Quotes


It’s time for you to set aside your precovinctions, discover your true self, and let your inner light shine.

#30. “There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.” ― Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream

#31. “It’s alright, just wait and see, your string of lights is still bright to me. Who you are is not where you’ve been. You’re still an innocent. It’s okay, life is a tough crowd, 32 is still growing up now.” ― Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift: Speak Now

#32. “When you possess light within, you see it externally.” — Anais Nin

#33. “I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. A bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightning is a concert. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.” ― Nikola Tesla, 1899 Interview with John Smith

#34. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

Famous Light Quotes


Here are some of the most famous and timeless sayings of all time about light.

#35. “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” — Dylan Thomas

#36. “If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.” ― Pythagoras, The Golden Verses of Pythagoras

#37. “Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.” ― Rumi

#38. “What is to give light must endure burning.” — Viktor E. Frankl

#39. “Oh phosphorescence. Now there’s a word to lift your hat to… To find that phosphorescence, that light within — is the genius behind poetry.” ― William Luce, The Belle of Amherst

#40. “When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of … Nothing is left but to love.” ― Alan Watts, The Essential Alan Watts

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