Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
There comes a moment in every life when a choice must be made between right and wrong, between good and evil, between light and darkness. These decisions are made in an instant, but with repercussions that last a lifetime.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
When its dark enough you can see the stars.
Human nature is divided; it contains both darkness and light. You can choose to accept the darkness and lament it, or you can choose to expand the light until the darkness no longer dominates.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Don't fight darkness. Bring the light, and darkness will disappear.
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
All of us collect fortunes when we are children. A fortune of colors, of lights, and darkness, of movement, of tensions. Some of us have the fantastic chance to go back to his fortune when grown up.
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.
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.
When you realize no one else on this earth can be like you... that no other soul may know the beauty, sorrow, light and darkness you alone are given to see... then you will, at last, be the fearless individual your Heart of hearts has called you to be.
Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.
Returning hate, adding deeper darkness to a night that is already void of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
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