They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.Samuel Beckett
The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.
There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
Philosophy! In whose light, like that in Milton's hell, only serves to make the shadows visible.Ge rard de pseudonym of Ge rard Labrunie Nerval
I shall remember while the light lives yet And in the night time I shall not forget.algernon charles swinburne
Degrade first the arts if you'd mankind degrade,Hire idiots to paint with cold light and hot shade.william blake
My soul is full of whispered song,—My blindness is my sight;The shadows that I feared so longAre full of life and light.alice cary
But I shall let the little I have learnt go forth into the day in order that someone better than I may guess the truth, and in his work may prove and rebuke my error. At this I shall rejoice that I was yet a means whereby this truth has come to light.albrecht dürer
People have passed through a very dark tunnel at the end of which there was a light of freedom. Unexpectedly they passed through the prison gates and found themselves in a square. They are now free and they don't know where to go.václav havel
It is time that we labored for the happiness of the people. Legislators who are to bring light and order into the world must pursue their course with inexorable tread, fearless and unswerving as the sun.louis antoine de saint-just
The light that never was, on sea or land, The consecration, and the poet's dream.william wordsworth
To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.walter scott
I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.wendell berry
The darkest night that ever fell upon the earth never hid the light , never put out the stars . It only made the stars more keenly, kindly glancing, as if in protest against the darkness .george eliot
The history of the past fifty years, and longer, indicates that a diversified holding of representative common stocks will prove more profitable over a stretch of years than a bond portfolio, with one important provisio that the shares must be purchased at reasonable market levels, that is, levels that are reasonable in the light of fairly well-defined standards derived from past experience.benjamin graham
She stood breast-high amid the corn Clasped by the golden light of morn, Like the sweetheart of the sun, Who many a glowing kiss had won.thomas hood
I keep the subject constantly before me, and wait 'till the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little, into a full and clear light .isaac newton
To view an object in the proper light we must stand away from it. The study of the classical literatures gives the aloofness which cultivates insight. In learning to live with peoples and civilizations that have long ceased to be alive, we gain a vantage point, acquire an enlargement and elevation of thought, which enable us to study with a more impartial and liberal mind the condition of the society around us.john lancaster spalding
Wealth brings a heavy purse; poverty, a light spirit.leo tolstoy
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends It gives a lovely light.
The light upon her face Shines from the windows of another world. Saints only have such faces.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow