Success always calls for greater generosity — though most people, lost in the Darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot is not an end itself, but only a means for building an empire. Riches would be of little use to us now — except as a means of winning new friends.cyrus the great
The Bible is the treasure of the poor, the solace of the sick, and the support of the dying; and while other books may amuse and instruct in a leisure hour, it is the peculiar triumph of that book to create light in the midst of Darkness, to alleviate the sorrow which admits of no other alleviation, to direct a beam of hope to the heart which no other topic of consolation can reach; while guilt, despair, and death vanish at the touch of its holy inspiration.robert hall
We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital. As Satan said, "Evil, be thou my good," so they say, "Darkness, bo thou my light."horace mann
I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the Darkness for it shows me the stars.og mandino
For I say, this is death and the sole death, When a man's loss comes to him from his gain, Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, And lack of love from love made manifest.Robert Browning
My canvas soothes me into forgetfulness of the scene of turmoil and folly — and worse — of the scene around me. Every gleam of sunshine is blighted to me in the art at least. Can it therefore be wondered at that I paint continual storms? "Tempest o'er tempest roll'd" — still the "Darkness" is majestic.john constable
I prize every candle in the Darkness of the universe, even if it is not a supernova of blinding illumination.thomas flanagan
Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, — and all it wants, — is the liberty of appearing. The sun needs no inscription to distinguish him from Darkness; and no sooner did the American governments display themselves to the world, than despotism felt a shock and man began to contemplate redress.thomas paine
At Tara today in this fateful hour I place all Heaven with its power, And the sun with its brightness, And the snow with its whiteness, And fire with all the strength it hath, And lightning with its rapid wrath, And the winds with their swiftness along their path, And the sea with its deepness, And the rocks with their steepness, And the earth with its starkness All these I place, By God's almighty help and grace, Between myself and the powers of Darkness.
Maybe you have to know the Darkness before you can appreciate the light.
Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw, And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw: Rays that have wander'd into Darkness wide Return and back into your Sun subside.
It was the possibility of Darkness that made the day seem so bright.Stephen King
Lighten our Darkness, we beseech thee,O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night.
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of Darkness.vladimir nabokov
One Ring to rule them all,One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them. In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
God works in a mysterious way in grace as well as in nature, concealing His operations under an imperceptible succession of events, and thus keeps us always in the Darkness of faith.françois fénelon
The knell, the shroud, the mattock, and the grave, The deep damp vault, the Darkness and the worm.Edward Young
His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the Darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.william golding
If there be light, then there is Darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.pythagoras
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and Darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict , but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying .