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161 Inspiring Quotes About The Power Of Light

As I sit here at my desk, staring out the window on a bright and sunny day, I can't help but be reminded of the power and beauty of light.

It's incredible how something as simple as a beam of light can have such a profound impact on our mood, our thoughts, and our overall perspective on the world.

Perhaps that's why throughout history, great thinkers, artists, and writers have been so captivated by the concept of light.

From religious texts to scientific discoveries, from poetry to prose, the power and significance of light is a common thread that runs through so many different aspects of human experience.

And that's what brings us here today, to explore some of the most profound and inspiring quotes about light.

These words of wisdom, spoken by some of the most brilliant minds in history, have the power to shine a light on our own lives and inspire us to see the world in a whole new way.

As I delved deeper into the world of light quotes, I was struck by just how many different ways there are to think about and describe this fundamental force.

Some quotes focus on the physical properties of light, describing its color, brightness, and the way it moves through space.

Others explore the metaphorical and symbolic meanings of light, examining its connection to hope, knowledge, and enlightenment.

But no matter what angle these quotes take, they all share one thing in common: a sense of wonder and reverence for the power of light.

Whether it's a poet waxing lyrical about the sun's rays, a scientist describing the properties of light waves, or a spiritual leader using light as a metaphor for enlightenment, these quotes all remind us of the incredible power of this simple yet profound force.

So join me on a journey through some of the most beautiful and inspiring light quotes, and let's bask in the glow of their wisdom together.

Whether you're seeking inspiration, knowledge, or simply a moment of reflection, these words are sure to shine a light on your path and illuminate your journey.

Inspirational Light Quotes

1. “Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.” ― John Ruskin

2. “The dark and the light, they exist side by side. Sometimes overlapping, one explaining the other. The darkened path is as illuminated as the lightened… “ - Raven Davies

3. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” Madeline L’Engle

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4. “If you are the light, you cast away the darkness.” – ManHee Lee

5. “My first memory is of light — the brightness of light — light all around.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe

6. “No truth, no light.”― Suzy Kassem

7. “Turn on the light within, expand your horizons and reach your full potential.” ― Amit Ray


8. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” Anonymous

9. “Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” ― Walt Whitman

10. “Either all lights are turned off or one inner light is missing.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

11. “However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick

12. “Let light shine out of darkness.” Anonymous

13. “There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light.” - Vern P. Stanfill

14. “Light refused increases darkness.” – Adrian Rogers

15. “Being the light of the world is about being a broken, exploding, scarred star and shining a light of hope and inspiration to everyone around you.” ― Ricky Maye

16. “Most of us are imprisoned by something. We’re living in darkness until something flips on the switch.” ― Wynonna Judd

17. “The candles on your cake remind me of the encouraging light you shine on all those around you.” – Catherine Pulsifer

18. “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” Oprah Winfrey


19. “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” – Desiderius Erasmus

20. “See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.” Wayne Dyer

21. “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

22. “There is light in the world, and it is us!” ― Eliezer Yudkowsky

23. “Light up the darkness.” Bob Marley

24. “You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.” ― Arlo Guthrie

25. “The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.” ― Jess C. Scott

26. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

27. “At the darkest moment comes the light.” – Joseph Campbell

28. "Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to the inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to the inner love; it will transform you.” – Sri Chinmoy

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29. “He has those kind eyes that shone with the light of everything will be ok.” Atticus

30. “Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker


31. “If we only look within, we will see the Light as if we were seeing our own image in a mirror.”― Sri S. Satchidananda

32. “Light is the shadow of God.” – Thomas Browne

33. “You may think your light is small, but it can make a huge difference in other people’s lives.” Anonymous

34. “After darkness comes the light.” Cornelius Nepos

35. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” ― J. R. R. Tolkien

36. “The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – George Sand

37. “In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light.” ― Kami Garcia

38. “Beauty is a light in the heart.” Khalil Gibran

39. “Illuminate the wonderful light within you.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

40. “There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton


41. “You don’t find light by avoiding the darkness.” ― S. Kelley Harrell

42. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” ― Bram Stoker

43. “Happiness is attained, not through self-interest, but through unconditional fidelity in endless love of eternal light.” ― Aaron Cohen

44. “Know that when you live joyfully, you radiate your light into the world.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

45. "He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star." – William Blake

46. “May the sun come, it’s a new day; In the pure land of fantasy; That our darkness enlightened.”― Miguel Torga

47. “The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.” ― Shannon L. Alder

48. “Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

49. “I was made to rule the darkness.” -Rae Hachton


50. “Light tomorrow with today!” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

51. “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.” – J. K. ROWLING

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52. “Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.” – Franz Grillparzer

53. “If you can walk on the light, you get endless paths to go anywhere in the universe!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

54. “Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and light to conquer it.”- Amit Ray

55. “I warn you, the trip will not be easy. Once you choose to walk in the light, your path will lead you places you do not want to go.” ― Dave Wolverton

56. “His high endeavors are an inward light That makes the path before him always bright.” ― William Wordsworth

57. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

58. “The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.” Brian A. McBride

59. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” – Kahlil Gibran


60. “Even though it’s dark and cold there is always a shade of light.” ― Angela Bernabe

61 “Just as the light of spring brings new growth, the light of consciousness brings new life to our body minds.” – Kathleen Wiley

62. “Light is colder when there are parts of it missing.”― Olli Jalonen

63. “Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light.”- Alan Brennert

64. “Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.” — Eberhard Arnold

65. “We have to be light, even if there is only darkness around.” – Unknown

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66. “Foster and polish the warrior spirit while serving in the world; illuminate the path according to your inner light.” -Morihei Ueshiba

67. “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” — Rumi

68. “Instead of fighting the darkness, you bring in the light.” — Eckhart Tolle

69. “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” — Desiderius Erasmus

70. “Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the something you do daily.” -Mike Murdock

71. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” ― R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

72. “Every little candle is a great knight fighting against the darkness! Every time you feel yourself tiny, remember these brave candles!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

73. “There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen

74. “Within you is the light of a thousand suns.” — Robert Adams

75. “The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.” — Henry W. Longfellow

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76. “There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.” — Robert Alden

77. “Daylight follows a dark night.”- Proverb

78. “You may think your light is small, but it can make a huge difference in other people’s lives.” — Unknown


79. “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” — Yogi Bhajan

80. “Those who fear the darkness have no idea what the light can do.” — Katasai Rakshasa

81. “Blessed are those who have known meditation. Only those few people are the blessed people; others are simply groping in darkness. Meditation gives you an inner light, and then wherever you are there is light and whatsoever you do, you do in full light and clarity. Hence there is never any guilt, no repentance, no looking back. Whatsoever one does, one feels that`s the only thing that can be done. It is always right.” -Rajneesh

82. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” — Maori Proverb

83. “To love beauty is to see light.” — Victor Hugo

84. “It’s not necessary to blow out your neighbor’s light to let your own shine.” — M.R. Dehaan

85. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle

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

87. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” — Sir Francis Bacon

88. “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.” - Joan D. Chittister


89. “Shine your own light. Follow your own path.” — Unknown

90. “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” — Guy Finley

91. “A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle.” — Thomas Jefferson

92. “Healing is not necessarily about curing. As your inner light grows – anything is possible.” -Alberto Villoldo

93. “We are indeed the light of the world—but only if our switch is turned on.” — John Hagee

94. “Light attracts light.” — Warsan Shire

Best Quotes About Darkness and Light

95. “In the light we read the inventions of others in the darkness we invent our own stories.” - Alberto Manguel

96. “Light is the symbol of truth.” – James Russell Lowell

97. “As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

98. “An age is called “dark,” not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it.” – James Michener

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99. “When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.” -Ursula K. Le Guin


100. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha

101. “Every human being is a mixture of light and darkness, trust and fear, love and hate.”- Jean Vanier

102. “Deep into that darkness peering long, stood there wondering fearing doubting.” – Edgar Allan Poe

103. “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

104. “I think we all have light and dark inside us.” - Sean Penn

105. “To see a candle’s light one must take it into a dark place.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

106. “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” – Ben Sweetland

107. “There is no denying that there is evil in this world but the light will always conquer the darkness.” -Idowu Koyenikan

108. “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” – Carl Jung

109. “But my darling, there’s no such thing as the light at the end of the tunnel, you must realize that you are the light.” – Anonymous


110. “In the midst of darkness, light persists.” -Mahatma Gandhi

111. “The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” – Henry Ward Beecher

112. “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” – Aaron Rose

113. “Is there anything more loyal than the sun?” – Mary Oliver

114. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman

115. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” – Francis of Assisi

116. “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

117. “Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness.” -Jimmie Davis

118. “The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

119. “No degree of worldly darkness can extinguish the glow of a soul’s inner light. “ - Wes Fesler

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120. “All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide; but a hidden star can still be smiling at night’s black spell on darkness.”- Munia Khan


121. “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

122. “Why not dare yourself to become a shining positive light where darkness is the only thing known?” -Edmond Mbiaka

123. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato

124. “The sun shines on everybody. You’ve got to keep believing.” – Dontrelle Willis

125. “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” – Benjamin Franklin

126. “From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

127. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

128. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – Bible

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

130. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph


131. “I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino

132. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

133. ”Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” - Terry Pratchett

134. “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank

135. “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” – Mary Oliver

136. “One idea lights a thousand candles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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137. “The light of friendship can brighten even the gloomiest of days.”

138. “A single candle can light up a room and illuminate the beauty around us.”

139. “Light is a symbol of hope that can guide us through the stormiest of seas.”

140. “The flame of a candle can symbolize the light of hope that burns within us.”

141. “Being a light in the world is about lifting others up, helping them to see the beauty and potential within themselves.”

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142. “The darkness cannot hide from the light, for it will always reveal the way forward.”


143. “Being a light in the world means shining bright enough to guide others through their darkness.”

144. “In the darkest of times, the light of our humanity shines brightest.”

145. “A single ray of light can brighten the darkest of days.”

146. “The light of acceptance can bring peace and harmony to a world divided by differences.”

147. “Darkness cannot extinguish the light within us.”

148. “Candlelight can bring a sense of togetherness and community to our lives.”

149. “The light of empathy can bring warmth and understanding to a cold and distant world.”

150. “The brightest stars shine even in the darkest skies.”

151. “We can all be a light in the world, no matter how small our actions may seem.”

152. “Being a light in the world means inspiring others to shine their own light.”

153. “Candlelight has a way of creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere.”

154. “The light we shine in the world can help us to connect with others on a deeper level.”

155. “Even the tiniest glimmer of light can give us the courage to face the darkest of times.”


156. “The light of creativity can spark the flame of inspiration within us.”

157. “The flicker of a candle is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is still hope.”

158. “The light of truth can never be hidden in the darkness of lies.”

159. “The soft glow of candlelight can reveal the beauty in even the simplest of things.”

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160. “The light we shine in the world can ignite the flames of change and transformation.”

161. “Being a light in the world means being a source of inspiration and motivation for others.”

How can reading light quotes be beneficial?

Reading quotes about light can be beneficial in several ways:

  1. Inspiration: Light is often associated with hope, positivity, and enlightenment. Reading quotes about light can inspire you to stay positive, find hope in difficult situations, and strive for greater understanding and knowledge.
  2. Perspective: Quotes about light often explore different aspects of this fundamental force, from its physical properties to its metaphorical meanings. Reading these quotes can broaden your perspective and help you see the world in a new light.
  3. Reflection: Many light quotes are thought-provoking and encourage introspection. Reading these quotes can help you reflect on your own life and experiences, and gain insights that can lead to personal growth.
  4. Emotional uplift: Light is often associated with joy, happiness, and beauty. Reading quotes about light can evoke positive emotions and uplift your mood, providing a much-needed break from the stresses of daily life.


Next Step

Light quotes can be a great source of inspiration and motivation to help you stay positive and focused in your daily life.

Here are some ways to implement light quotes into your daily routine:

  1. Start your day with a quote: Choose a quote that resonates with you and make it a part of your morning routine. Write it down or save it on your phone, and read it every morning to help you start your day with a positive mindset.
  2. Use quotes as affirmations: Take a quote that inspires you and turn it into an affirmation. Repeat the affirmation throughout the day, especially when you need a reminder to stay positive and motivated.
  3. Display quotes around you: Print out or write down your favorite quotes and display them in places where you spend a lot of time, such as your workspace or bedroom. This can be a constant reminder to stay focused on your goals and stay positive.
  4. Share quotes with others: Share a quote that resonates with you with friends, family or co-workers. This can inspire and motivate others to adopt a positive attitude towards life.
  5. Reflect on quotes: Take some time to reflect on the meaning of a quote and how it applies to your life. Journaling can be a great way to reflect and help you stay mindful of the messages behind the quotes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are light quotes?

Light quotes are short, inspiring and motivational sayings that are meant to uplift and encourage people.

They often contain positive messages about life, love, happiness, success, and personal growth.

These quotes are usually easy to remember and can be shared with others to spread positivity and inspiration.

How can light quotes help improve my daily life?

Light quotes can help improve your daily life in many ways.

They can help you develop a more positive and optimistic outlook, provide you with inspiration and motivation to pursue your goals, and help you stay focused on the things that matter most to you.

Reading or repeating light quotes can also help you reduce stress and anxiety, and improve your overall mental and emotional well-being.

Where can I find light quotes?

Light quotes can be found in many places, such as books, websites, social media, and even on posters or art prints.

You can also create your own light quotes by reflecting on your experiences and insights and writing down short, meaningful statements that inspire you.

Additionally, you can ask friends or family members for their favorite light quotes and start a collection of your own.

161 Inspiring Quotes About The Power Of Light