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Inspirational Light Quotes On Becoming Awakened

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One of the best gifts you can give yourself is discovering the light within you.

When you find the light inside you, you get to the core of who you are and discover that your ultimate purpose is just to be who you are.

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According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania, individuals who cultivate a sense of purpose and meaning in life experience greater well-being, including lower levels of stress and depression.

This underscores the potential benefits of awakening to the light within oneself.

What are the benefits of reading light quotes?

We each have our own light.

So no matter what challenges might arise, we must step into the light and move forward.

Your light is your truth, that spark of:

  • joy
  • happiness
  • love
  • the unchanging state of internal peace

Here are some uplifting light quotes to help you recognize the light within you and find your path toward a fulfilling life, love, joy, peace, and prosperity.

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Inspirational Light Quotes On Becoming Awakened

According to a study by the University of California, Berkeley, individuals who practice mindfulness and meditation experience greater emotional regulation and resilience.

The study findings suggest that becoming awakened to the light within oneself can help to promote excellent psychological health.

1. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” ― J. R. R. Tolkien

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2. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”- Francis Bacon

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3. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” – Madeline L’Engle

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4. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle

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5. “Sometimes, that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.” – Charles Barkley

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6. “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

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

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8. “May your feet ever walk in the light of two suns… and may the moonshadow never fall on you… ” ― Robert Fanney

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9. “There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.” – JAMES THURBER

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10. “It’s not easy to be Light when you’ve been Dark. It’s almost too much to ask anyone.”-Macon Ravenwood

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Light quotes to inspire you to live your dreams

According to a National Opinion Research Center survey, individuals who report higher levels of spiritual and religious beliefs also report greater levels of life satisfaction and happiness.

The findings highlight the potential personal benefits of becoming awakened to one’s inner light.

11. “Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” ― Walt Whitman

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12. “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” ― Oprah Winfrey

Light Quotes to illuminate the world

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13. “Darkness will always try to extinguish the light. The light will always try to repress the darkness.” ― Morgan Rhodes

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14. “There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

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15. “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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16. “Your path is illuminated by the light, yet darkness lets the stars shine bright.” – J.L.W. Brooks

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17. “It’s not necessary to blow out your neighbor’s light to let your own shine.” – M. R. DeHaan

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18. “When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.” ― Amit Ray

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19. “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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20. “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – J. K. ROWLING

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Inspirational light quotes about life and happiness

A study published in the journal Sleep Health found that exposure to natural light during the day can improve sleep quality, mood, and overall well-being.

This underscores the importance of sunlight and other sources of natural light for our physical and emotional health.

21. “Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.” ― Carrie Hope Fletcher

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22. “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” – Denis Waitley

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23. “The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – George Sand

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24. “Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.” ― Kate DiCamillo

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25. “Love is not consolation. It is light.” ― Simone Weil

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26. “My first memory is of light — the brightness of light — light all around.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe

27. “The people who love you will guide you like bright lights into the other worlds.” ― Josephine Angelini

28. How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

29. “The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.”  ― Shannon L. Alder

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

Uplifting light quotes to inspire growth and success

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.1 billion people globally lack access to electricity.

This highlights the need for greater efforts to expand access to clean, affordable energy sources, including those that provide light for basic needs and improve quality of life.

31. Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. – Christopher Columbus

32. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

33. “There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light.” – Vern P. Stanfill

34. “When you possess light within, you see it externally.” – Anais Nin

35. “Most of us are imprisoned by something. We’re living in darkness until something flips on the switch.” ― Wynonna Judd

36. “Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.” ― Landon Parham

37. “A man who refuses light will remain in the darkness even by the side of light!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

38. He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. – William Blake

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

40. Be a light unto yourself. – Gautama Buddha

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Light quotes to elevate your perspective

A study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that exposure to bright light in the morning can improve cognitive function and alertness throughout the day.

This supports the idea that light can be an important tool for enhancing productivity, focus, and mental clarity.

41. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

42. Education is the movement from darkness to light. – Allan Bloom

43. Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. – Helen Keller

44. “In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light.” ― Kami Garcia

45. “The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.” ― Brian A. McBride

46. Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. – Khalil Gibran

47. “I warn you, the trip will not be easy. Once you choose to walk in the light, your path will lead you places you do not want to go.” ― Dave Wolverton

48. Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet. – Leonardo da Vinci

49. “The more light you allow within you the brighter the world you live in will be.” – Shakti Gawain

50. “Either all lights are turned off or one inner light is missing.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

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Light quotes to illuminate your life

According to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, exposure to natural light can improve mood and increase cognitive performance in office workers.

This finding highlights the importance of light in our daily lives and how it can positively impact our well-being.

51. “Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.”― Leo Tolstoy

52. “You can’t selectively numb your anger, any more than you can turn off all lights in a room, and still expect to see the light.”― Shannon L. Alder

53. “May the sun come, it’s a new day; In the pure land of fantasy; That our darkness enlightened.”― Miguel Torga

54. “He who does not see the light in others does not see the light in himself.”― Doreen DeVore

55. “No man can walk so long in the Shadow that he cannot come again to the Light.”― Robert Jordan

56. “If we only look within, we will see the Light as if we were seeing our own image in a mirror.”― Sri S. Satchidananda

57. “For a man who walks in the light, to stay humble is not to walk in the dark; you don’t need to project yourself to be thought an honest man.”― Mike Norton

58. “No truth, no light.”― Suzy Kassem

59. “Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right.”― Grateful Dead

60. If you have a light, share it with people; if you have a darkness, share it with the Sun!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

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A study by the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that brighter light can improve visual performance and enhance alertness.

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This emphasizes the importance of having adequate lighting in our workplaces and homes to boost productivity and prevent accidents.

61. “Happiness is attained, not through self-interest, but through unconditional fidelity in endless love of eternal light.” ― Aaron Cohen

62. “We move in and out of darkness and light all our lives. Right now I’m pleased to be in the light.”― Neal Shusterman

63. “You have to be transparent so you no longer cast a shadow but instead let the light pass through you.” ― Kamand Kojouri

64. “Light is colder when there are parts of it missing.”― Olli Jalonen

65. “Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.”― Mike Norton
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66. “The path of light is the quest for knowledge.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

67. “Being the light of the world is about being a broken, exploding, scarred star and shining a light of hope and inspiration to everyone around you.”
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68. “When I feel the heat, I see the light.”― Everett Dirksen

69. “When you go home you ought to go like a ray of light—so that it will, even in the night, burst out of the doors and windows and illuminate the darkness.”― Robert G. Ingersoll

70. “If you can walk on the light, you get endless paths to go anywhere in the universe!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

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A survey conducted by the International Association of Lighting Designers found that 80% of people prefer natural light to artificial light, and that natural light positively impacts their mood and productivity.

This highlights the desire for and importance of natural light in our built environment, and how it can affect our well-being and performance.

71. “Many hands make light work.” – John Heywood

72. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.” – Demi Lovato

73. “Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker

74. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

75. “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!” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

76. “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

77. “Light tomorrow with today!” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

78. “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.” – George Washington

79. “Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” – Annie Leibovitz

80. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

81. “The candles on your cake remind me of the encouraging light you shine on all those around you.” – Catherine Pulsifer

82. “Knowledge is love and light and vision.” – Helen Keller

83. “Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”
E.E. Cummings

84. “Just as the light of spring brings new growth, the light of consciousness brings new life to our body minds.” – Kathleen Wiley

85. “Does one light a torch to see the sun?” – Japanese Proverb

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Short quotes about light

According to a study by the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, exposure to natural light can improve sleep quality and overall well-being.

This statistic emphasizes the importance of light in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

86. “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.” – Bible

87. “Light refused increases darkness.” – Adrian Rogers

88. “Light cannot be chained.” – Brent Weeks

89. “Use the light to return to clarity.” – Laozi

90. “Light is the shadow of God.” – Thomas Browne

91. “In the darkness, bring the light.” – Debasish Mridha

92. “Light always overcomes darkness.” – Donald L. Hicks

93. “We have to be light, even if there is only darkness around.” – Unknown

94. “The light of love sees no walls.” – Suzy Kassem

95. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman

Quotes about Shedding Light on Your Darkest Days

Research by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that the cost of LED lighting has decreased by 90% since 2010, making it a more affordable and energy-efficient option for both homes and businesses.

This statistic highlights the advancements in lighting technology and the potential for more sustainable practices.

96. “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” – Desiderius Erasmus

97. “Light is a matter of experience, and it stays in play as experience even as we do our best to reduce it to rule and explanation.” – David A. Grandy

98. “A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle.” – Thomas Jefferson

99. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” – Kahlil Gibran

100. “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s a path without brightening our own.” – Ben Sweetland

101. “If the light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” – Rumi

102. “If you are the light, you cast away the darkness.” – ManHee Lee

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103. “The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” – Henry Ward Beecher

104. “Live in rooms full of light.” – Cornelius Celsus

105. “At the darkest moment comes the light.” – Joseph Campbell

Inspirational Light Quotes For Discovering The Light In You 

According to a study by the University of Glasgow, exposure to blue light (such as from electronic devices) before bed can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to poorer quality sleep.

This statistic reinforces the idea that the type and timing of light exposure can have significant effects on our health and well-being.

106. “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” — Yogi Bhajan

107. “Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one the other disappears.” – Marianne Williamson

108. “Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

109. “We are indeed the light of the world — but only if our switch is turned on.” – John Hagee

110. “No degree of worldly darkness can extinguish the glow of a soul’s inner light.” – Wes Fesler

111. “Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to the inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to the inner love; it will transform you.” – Sri Chinmoy

112. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

113. “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown

114. “Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.” – Franz Grillparzer

115. “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

Light Quotes To Let You Shine No Matter The Situation 

116. “But hope is no less realistic than despair. It is still our choice whether to live in light or lie down in darkness.” ― Rick Yancey

117. “The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.” ― Jess C. Scott

118. “I preach darkness. I don’t inspire hope—only shadows. It’s up to you to find the light in my words.” ― Charles Lee

119. “No matter how dim the light filtering through the trees is, you can still try your best to grasp it. -Kaien Cross” ― Matsuri Hino

120. “Even though it’s dark and cold there is always a shade of light.” ― Angela Bernabe

121. “So much light, sweet girl, begins in the dark.” ― Catherynne M. Valente

122. “You can overcome whatever is going on around you if you believe in the light that lives within you.” ― Justine Edward

123. “You don’t find light by avoiding the darkness.” ― S. Kelley Harrell

124. “Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.” ― Kamand Kojouri

125. “There is light in the world, and it is us!” ― Eliezer Yudkowsky

Light Quotes To Encourage The Illumination Of The Light Within

126. “There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” — Amanda Gorman 

127. “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ― Roy T. Bennett

128. “Know that when you live joyfully, you radiate your light into the world.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

129. “The light you bring into this world is beautiful, irreplaceable, and needed.” — Twloha

130. “Have faith in the light you carry.” ― Seth Adam Smith

131. “There is always a light within us that is free from all sorrow and grief, no matter how much we may be experiencing suffering.” ― Patanjali

132. “Turn on the light within, expand your horizons and reach your full potential.”

Amit Ray

133. “Within you is the light of a thousand suns.”  ― Robert Adams

134. “There is light within your soul. Let it shine.” ―  Lailah Gifty Akita

135. “Illuminate the wonderful light within you.”  ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Light Quotes On Hope and Positivity

136. “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” ― Aaron Rose

137. “It is light that enables us to see the differences between things; and it is Christ who gives us light.” ― Martin H. Manser

138. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.” ― Dwight L. Moody

139. “His high endeavors are an inward light That makes the path before him always bright.” ― William Wordsworth

140. “And the light of our love was as everlasting as the fragrance of God, / It radiated a perpetual immortal glow; which neither faded in darkness; / not disappeared in the brightest of light.” ― Nikhil Parekh

141. “Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.” ― John Ruskin

142. “The path of light is self awaken.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

143. “Light is the symbol of truth.” ― James Russell Lowell

144. “Let’s light up the world tonight / You gotta give up the bark and bite / I know that we got the love alright / Come on and light it up, light it up tonight.” ― Peer Astrom

145. “You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in.” ― Arlo Guthrie

Which were your favorite light quotes?

No matter what challenges might come our way, it’s upon us to find the light within and live a purposeful life.

Life will not always be straightforward.

But when you stand firm in your light, nothing will stop you from manifesting who you truly are.

Hopefully, these light quotes have inspired and brought you some new insights.

So what are you waiting for?

Let your light shine!

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  1. The Yellow Umbrella

    September 12, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    The Light comes and goes.. Like the sun and the day.. For the Night to teach us Hope.. For Strength to prevail -Thanks.


    May 5, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    The Light knows no time or space. When we ask of the Light, we must first share it to receive it. Many times the Light has brought me rescue at the last moment. Never give up on the Light no matter how deep your darkness.

  3. chernoyaya

    August 14, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” – Madeline L’Engle

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