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Five or eleven quotes about darkness and light for the longest night...


First a quick note regarding this photo. I came across this on my hard-drive today; I had forgotten about it. It's a photo I had taken from my front porch last winter of what I thought was the moon and a star. A reader emailed to tell me the star was in fact the planet Venus. You can see those posts here and here. Anyhow, when I stumbled upon the photo today I thought it was perfect for these quotes. To read more in the Five Quotes series, click here.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
~Martin Luther King jr.

“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

“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

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

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

“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
~Ursula K. LeGuin

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
~Rumi

“What makes night within us may leave stars.”
~Victor Hugo

“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole”
~C.G. Jung

“Just remember, a dark shadow need light to exist but light doesn't need darkness to be luminous.”
~Gwen Hayes

“When darkness is at its darkest, a star shines the brightest.”
~Louise Philippe

Urban Simplicity. 

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Unknown said…
And Jesus said I am the Light of the world...... John 8:12

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