Like to the light of the all-piercing sun (which is not changed by aught it shines upon)
the soul’s light shineth pure in every place.
~Bhagavad Gita

One day the sun admitted, “I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence that has cast my brilliant image! I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.”
~ Hafiz

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

O SON OF BEING! Thou art My lamp and My light is in Thee.
Get Thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me.
For I have created thee rich and bountifully shed My favour upon thee.
~Baha’i Writings

 Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness does not decrease by being shared.
~The Buddha

In the same way, let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
~Jesus (Matthew 5:16)

 And He hath subjected to you the night and the day;
the sun and the moon and the stars too are subjected to you by His behest;
verily, in this are signs for those who understand.
 And all of varied hues He hath created for you over the earth:

verily, in this are signs for those who remember.
~The Qur’an

The first step that the soul of the faithful man made
placed him in the good-thought paradise;
The second step that the soul of the faithful man made
placed him in the good-word paradise;
The third step that the soul of the faithful man made
placed him in the good-deed paradise;
The fourth step that the soul of the faithful man made
placed him in the endless lights ……
~Zoroastrian Scriptures

I am nothing, just a mirror in the palm of your hand,
reflecting your kindness, your sadness, your anger. 
You are the candle that lights the whole world
and I am an empty vessel for your light.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
~Kahlil Gibran

For years I sought the many in the one:
I thought to find lost waves and broken rays,
The rainbow’s faded colours in the sun,
The dawns and twilights of forgotten days.

But now I seek the one in every form,
Scorning no vision that a dewdrop holds:
The gentle Light that shines behind the storm,
The Dream that many a twilight hour enfolds.
~Eva Gore-Booth

All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
~St Francis of Assisi

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