As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
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 a light from within.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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