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Quotes about light

All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.
Leo Tolstoy / 

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice / 

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
Henry David Thoreau / 

A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.
Abbé Pierre / 

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
Robert Green Ingersoll / 

Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Götz von Berlichingen / 

Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.
Jean Cocteau / 

To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo - Les Misérables / 

I have only one passion, that for light, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and which has the right to happiness.
Émile Zola - J'accuse… ! / 

A society is only strong when it opens the truth up to the bright light of the sun.
Émile Zola / 

As the sun is the light of the day, so the soul is the light of the awakened body. As the moon is the light of the night, so is the soul the light of the sleeping body.
Hildegard of Bingen - Causae et Curae / 

Men press towards the light, not so as to see better, but so as to shine better.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human / 

The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods / 

The light, queen of colours.
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions / 

The light, queen of colours.

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He could refract an idea which everyone thought simple into seven others, as the prism does with sunlight, each finer than the other, then gather together a host of others to recreate the white light of the sun, where others merely saw disorder and confusion.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg / 

One light of the Sun, even though it be sundered by walls, by mountains, by a myriad other barriers.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations / 

But, what good is all of this light when people either have no eyes or deliberately shut those they have?
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg / 

To a Friend of Light
If you want to spare your eyes and your mind,
follow the sun from the shadows behind.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science / 

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

Waves of a serene life pass over us from time to time, like flakes of sunlight over the fields in cloudy weather.
Henry David Thoreau

Even the smallest light has its little atmosphere.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach / 

Interest blinds some and makes some see.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims / 

Love is not consolation. It is light.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Light had its allotted time; but timeless and infinite is the reign of the night − the duration of sleep eternal.
Novalis / 

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Albert Camus / 

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