Light Quotes to Brighten Any Mood

Are you looking for a way to brighten up your day and add a bit of sunshine to your thoughts? Inspirational light quotes can help you view the world in a new perspective and be more optimistic. Heart-warming light quotes help you deepen your understanding and make you feel uplifted.

Whether you need a pick-me-up or a bit of illumination, let light quotes guide you and remind you of the beauty that can be found in life. Incorporate these light quotes into your everyday life to bring more joy, positivity and peace into your day.

Best Light Quotes

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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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

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

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

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

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

Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything. Stephenie Meyer

Give light and people will find the way. Ella Baker

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

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

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are. Roy T. Bennett

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. Desiderius Erasmus

May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Whatever you are physically male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside. Cassandra Clare

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

Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars. J.R.R. Tolkien

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

The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. J.K. Rowling

Light is the symbol of truth. James Russell Lowell

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. Brene Brown

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

We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves. Leonora Carrington

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

It’s the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb into the sky and light up the world. Tahereh Mafi

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

Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand. Ezra Pound

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

Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love be there for others bring a little light into someone’s day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest. Roy T. Bennett

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

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When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow. Ursula K. Le Guin

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

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. William Shakespeare

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

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. Carl Jung

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Maya Angelou

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

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

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. Edward Teller

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

Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light. John Milton

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

It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. Brene Brown

We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine. E.M. Forster

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home. Rumi

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

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

If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. Romain Rolland

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

Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light. Kate DiCamillo

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. Elisabeth Kübler Ross

Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars. Carrie Hope Fletcher

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

Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others. Roy T. Bennett

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

You see, some people are born with a piece of night inside, and that hollow place can never be filled not with all the good food or sunshine in the world. That emptiness cannot be banished, and so some days we wake with the feeling of the wind blowing through, and we must simply endure it as the boy did. Leigh Bardugo

The sun always shines above the clouds. Paul F. Davis

She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day. Jerry Spinelli

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

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

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

In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light. Kami Garcia

When sun shines, it not only brightens our day; it enlightens us, our soul, cleansing it of the gloominess that the night’s darkness had brought in. Tista Ray

The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow. Jay Kristoff

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

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

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran

It’s hard to be a bright light in a dim world. Gary Starta

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

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth E. Renkel

People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. C.J. Roberts

Is there anything more loyal than the sun? Mary Oliver

Love is not consolation. It is light. Simone Weil

There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light. N.P. Willis

Too much of anything could destroy you, Simon thought. Too much darkness could kill, but too much light could blind. Cassandra Clare

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. Earl Nightingale

Until a few days ago, humans had been little more than legend to him, and now here he was in their world. It was like stepping into the pages of a book a book alive with color and fragrance, filth and chaos and the blue haired girl moved through it all like a fairy through a story, the light treating her differently than it did others, the air seemed to gather around her like held breath. As if this whole place was a story about her. Laini Taylor

There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow. Aaron Lauritsen

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

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

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light. You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

After a lifetime of darkness, I want to leave something behind that is made of light. Marie Lu

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

What if I’m in charge of my own damn light switch? Jandy Nelson

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

I’m sorry, Gemma. But we can’t live in the light all of the time. You have to take whatever light you can hold into the dark with you. Libba Bray

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

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.

Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts. Leo Tolstoy

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others. Brennan Manning

A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle. Thomas Jefferson

Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally. Kamand Kojouri

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. Francis of Assisi

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. C.G. Jung

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you? Rumi

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Vladimir Nabokov

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. Margaret Fuller

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. L.R. Knost

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

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

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

I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can see through all of life’s illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe. Suzy Kassem

We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future. John F. Kennedy

I only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn’t that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark. Elizabeth Acevedo

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle. Benjamin Franklin

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. Jim Carrey

Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement. William Arthur Ward

The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow. Aaron Lauritsen

Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire. Rumi

Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that came down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien. J.R.R. Tolkien

One idea lights a thousand candles. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees. Brandon Sanderson

You can curse the darkness or light a candle. The choice is yours. Patrick Kane

May your feet ever walk in the light of two suns and may the moon shadow never fall on you. Robert Fanney

Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it. Amit Ray

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

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. Carl Jung

As Hamlet said to Ophelia, God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. The battle between these two halves of identity. Who we are and who we pretend to be, is unwinnable. Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside. A duality governed by the balance of light and darkness, within each of us is the capacity for both good and evil. But those who are able to blur the moral dividing line hold the true power. Emily Thorne

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. Stephen King

But hope is no less realistic than despair. It is still our choice whether to live in light or lie down in darkness. Rick Yancey

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

Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way. Mike Norton

There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on. Rod Serling

When words remain unspoken and emotions are left unexpressed, just a glint in the eyes from otherness can inflame the mind and rouse a shower of empathy. Erik Pevernagie

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. Sirius Black

Feeling at peace, however fragilely, made it easy to slip into the visionary end of the dark sight. The rose shadows said that they loved the sun, but that they also loved the dark, where their roots grew through the lightless mystery of the earth. The roses said You do not have to choose. Robin McKinley

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

The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely. Alexandra Elle

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

The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in. David Wolpe

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. Walt Whitman

Nature and Nature’s laws lay hid in night God said, Let Newton be! and all was light. Alexander Pope

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. Dorothy Thompson

Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside. Egon Schiele

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

Darkness will always try to extinguish the light. The light will always try to repress the darkness. Morgan Rhodes

Those who fear the darkness have no idea what the light can do. Katasai Rakshasa

We cannot wait for the other shoe to drop, when the road becomes unendurably bumpy. If the aura of truth starts to wane and the light of the sky begins to splinter, only resilience can settle things. Erik Pevernagie

When darkness falls, beauty is lit from within. Johnathan Jena

Light is more important than the lantern, The poem more important than the notebook. Nizar Qabbani

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

What you focus on and the way you think will determine the way you live. Gregory Dickow

I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light. Barbara Brown Taylor

Each time a person passes by you and you say hello, imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family. Suzy Kassem

Education is the movement from darkness to light. Allan Bloom

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for. Vladimir Nabokov

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

We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion trying to emerge into something solid, something real. We’ve got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there’s an awful lot of gray to work with. No one can live in the light all the time. Libba Bray

It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. Richard Evans

In the light, we read the inventions of others; in the darkness we invent our own stories. Alberto Manguel

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

You can make it dark, but I can’t make it light. Jodi Picoult

It takes darkness to be aware of the light. Treasure Tatum

I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. Og Mandino

To love beauty is to see light. Victor Hugo

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. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening 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

It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home. Aaron Lauritsen

I had a dream about you last night. I was alone on a dark night and you came to me as a firefly. I knew it was you because you were the brightest. Crystal Hudson

Instead of fighting the darkness, you bring in the light. Eckhart Tolle

There will always be a door to the light. Shiro Amano

I laugh, and it’s laughter, not light, that casts out the darkness building within me, that reminds me I am still alive, even in this strange place where everything I’ve ever known is coming apart. Veronica Roth

Stars and shadows ain’t good to see by. Mark Twain

Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light. Alan Brennert

Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness. R.Queen

The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour! Mehmet Murat ildan

If you are the light, you cast away the darkness. ManHee Lee

If the light in our hearts can brighten up the darkness in the mindset of our neighbors, we liberate them from a prison of distrust and prejudice. The healing glow unshackles the frozen atoms of their minds. Erik Pevernagie

When we see a mountain too hard to climb, God helps us climb it but in His own time. Carolyn Cutler Hughes

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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

I come to a red light, tempted to go through it, then stop once I see a billboard sign that I don’t remember seeing and I look up at it. All it says is Disappear Here and even though it’s probably an ad for some resort, it still freaks me out a little and I step on the gas really hard and the car screeches as I leave the light. Bret Easton Ellis

Life is like butter when things cool down it can be reshaped. Alan Sheinwald

When you possess light within, you see it externally. Anais Nin

The burden God places on each of us is to become who we are meant to be. We are most fully ourselves when Christ most fully lives in us and through us. The mother shines brightest with her child in her arms, the father when he forgives his wandering son, and the artist when he or she is drawing attention to grace, by showing the pinprick of light overcoming the darkness in the painting, or the story, or the song. The world knows darkness. Christ came into the world to show us light. I have seen it, have been blinded by it, invaded by it. I will tell its story. Andrew Peterson

Twas a light that made darkness itself appear a thing of comfort. Robert Southey