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Corruption springs from light: 'tis one same power Creates, preserves, destroys; matter whereon It works, on e'er self-transmutative form, Common to now the living, now the dead.
Philip James Bailey

And God said: Let there be light: and there was light.
Bible

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.
Ellen DeGeneres

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm and you won't see the dust on the floor.
Irish Proverb

There are two kinds of light--the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
James Thurber

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Matthew Arnold

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

Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.
M. C. Escher

Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
Bible

But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious cloisters pale, And love the high embowed roof, With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight; Casting a dim religious light.
John Milton

Misled by Fancy's meteor-ray, By passion driven; But yet the light that led astray, Was light from Heaven.
Robert Burns

Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and the best.
R. Turnbull

Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
Oprah Winfrey

He was a burning and shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
Bible

For I light my candle from their torches.
Robert Burton

We burn daylight.
William Shakespeare

The prayer of Ajax was for light; Through all that dark and desperate fight, The blackness of that noonday night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
Bible

Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Against the darkness outer God's light his likeness takes, And he from the mighty doubter The great believer makes.
Richard Watson Gilder

He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.
John Milton

A light is still a light-even though the blind man cannot see it.
Austrian Proverb

I will light in your heart the lamp of understanding, which shall not be put out until what you about to write is finished.
Bible

Light (God's eldest daughter!)
Thomas Fuller

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

Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Blasted with excess of light.
Thomas Gray

Like our dawn, merely a sob of light.
Victor Hugo

Moonlight is sculpture.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

And this I know; whether the one True Light Kindle to Love, or Wrath consume me quite, One flash of it within the Tavern caught Better than in the temple lost outright.
Omar Khayyam

The Light that Failed.
Rudyard Kipling

Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom.
John Milton

Light is the symbol of truth.
James Russell Lowell

There swift return Diurnal, merely to officiate light Round this opacous earth, this punctual spot.
John Milton

Suns may set and rise again: for us, when our brief light has set, there's the sleep of one ever lasting night. Give me a thousand kisses.
Caius Valerius Catullus

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

In the dark a glimmering light is often sufficient for the pilot to find the polar star and to fix his course.
Metastasio

With thy long levell'd rule of streaming light.
John Milton

More light!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe