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Lighthouse Quotes that Apply to Life

They often save ships but there are many ways that we use lighthouse analogies in other areas of life as shown in these lighthouse quotes.

There’s just something about a lighthouse that seems to draw people to them. And it’s not just that they provide light to help mariners find their way and avoid trouble.

There’s something about the work that they do and the simpleness and steadiness of the lighthouse that people seem to enjoy.

There are many ways that people need “lighthouses” in life such as another person to help guide the way. Enjoy these lighthouse quotes.

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Don’t forget to also check out these journey quotes celebrating your path to greatness.

Lighthouse quotes on how people are like them

1. “I feel that we’re all lighthouses, and my job is to shine my light as brightly as I can to the darkness.” – Jim Carrey

2. “A True Friend who leaves heartfelt messages, can be a lighthouse to others, sharing light and truth, which comes from their heart.” – Tom Baker

3. “Don’t forget that maybe you are the lighthouse in someone’s storm.” – Unknown

4. “The scars you share become lighthouses for other people who are headed to the same rocks you hit.” – Unknown

5. “The love within them shone as brightly as the lighthouse beam on the darkest, stormiest night. It broke through her confusion and heartache and filled her with a warm glow.” – Jody Hedlund

6. “I am lighthouse rather than lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead help others to find their own way to shore, guiding them by my example.” – Unknown

7. “Stop turning every others battle into yours. Sometimes amidst of all the wars, all you need to become is the lighthouse, not the sword.” – Akshay Vasu

8. “Friends are like lighthouses, with the sources of light coming from their hearts.” – Tom Baker

9. “Are you looking for a lighthouse? Let me give you an advice: when you improve your own mind, you become your very own lighthouse!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

10. “Some people are destined to be a lighthouse for a lost comrade.” – Erin Forbes

11. “The trouble with drowning in the mess of your own life is that you’re not in any shape to save anyone else. You can’t be a lighthouse when you’re underwater yourself.” – Unknown

12. “To be a lighthouse, you must be strong enough to resist every kind of storm, to every kind of loneliness and you must have a powerful light inside you!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

13. “By spreading knowledge you can live forever. You can be the lighthouse that guides people to safety; a light in the darkest of times.” – Zachariah Renfro

Meaningful lighthouse quotes

14. “The dip of the light meant that the island itself was always left in darkness. A lighthouse is for others; powerless to illuminate the space closest to it.” – M.L. Steadman

15. “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” – Anne Lamott

16. “When we buried my mother, some of the light went out of me, and it seemed proper that I should go and live in a place where all the light shone outwards and none of it was there for us.” – Jeanette Winterson

17. “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

18. “A lighthouse doesn’t save the ships; it doesn’t go out and rescue them, it’s just this pillar that helps to guide people home.” – Lea Michele

19. What does a lighthouse do? I ask myself. It never moves. It cannot hike up its rocky skirt and dash into the ocean to rescue the foundering ship. It cannot calm the waters or clear the shoals. It can only cast light into the darkness. It can only point the way. Yet, through one lighthouse, you guide many ships. Show this old lighthouse the way. –Lisa Wingate

20. “Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse; that’s the story I want to tell.” ― Elinor DeWire

21. “Lighthouses don’t get all wobbly when the weather gets rough; they just stand there shining.” – Unknown

Wise lighthouse quotes

22. “If you close your eyes, no lighthouse can help you!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

23. “Like a simple little lighthouse, my true ideal is to just be… having no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace.” – Bodhi Smith

24. “Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

25. “It’s about how you’re like a lighthouse, always searching far into the distance. But the thing you’re looking for is usually close to you and always has been. That’s why you have to look within yourself to find answers instead of searching beyond.” – Susane Colasanti

26. “A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef.” – Proverb

27. “Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that. Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so.” – Vernon Howard

28. “If you open your eyes very wide and look around you carefully, you will always see a lighthouse which will lead you to the right path! Just watch around you carefully!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

The Lighthouse quotes from the movie

29. “How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks? Two days? Where are we? Help me to recollect!” – The Lighthouse

30. “Just like any man – Trying to settle down quiet-like with some earnings.” – The Lighthouse

31. “The light is mine.” – The Lighthouse

32. “Doldrums. Doldrums. Eviler than the devil. Boredom makes men to villains.” – The Lighthouse

33. “It’s the calm before the storm, Winslow.” – The Lighthouse

34. “I’m damn-well wedded to this here light, and she’s been a finer, truer, quieter wife than any alive-blooded woman.” – The Lighthouse

35. “I’ve seen you sparring with a gull. Best leave them be. Bad luck to kill a sea bird.” – The Lighthouse

More lighthouse quotes

36. “Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue.” – Thomas S Monson

37. “I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.” – George Bernard Shaw

38. “She is like a revolving lighthouse; pitch darkness alternating with a dazzling brilliance!” – Henry James

39. “God built lighthouses to see people through storms. Then he built storms to remind people to find lighthouses.” – Shannon Alder

40. “The lighthouse does great service to humanity yet it is the slave to those who trim the lamps.” – Alice Wellington Rollins

41. “At some time, often when we least expect it, we all have to face overwhelming challenges. When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is hope. Once we find it, we must cling to it with absolute determination. When we have hope, we discover powers within ourselves we may have never known- the power to make sacrifices, to endure, to heal, and to love. Once we choose hope, everything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve

42. “Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.” – Charles Dickens

43. “I wish to spend a lifetime near a lighthouse where loneliness will be the glimmer of luminous prancing upon ocean waves… rising and falling only for my breathing.” – Munia Khan

44. “He slept that night thinking of loves and lighthouses. That one love might shine to bring all loves home.” – Jamie O’Neill

45. “The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life.” – Thomas S Monson

46. “A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life and remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

47. “Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all others were making ships.” – Charles Simic

48. “Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.” – Japanese Proverb

49. “Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other.” – Virginia Woolf
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50. “Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” – E.P. Whipple

What did you learn from these Lighthouse quotes?

Have you benefited from a person acting as a lighthouse in your life? Or have you been a lighthouse to someone else?

There are many lessons that we can all learn from both the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper.

They are steadily at work when others have turned in for the day making sure that the light never goes out.

It’s not just people that can act as lighthouses in our lives. Many people find guiding principles from their religion and even books.

If you need a steady message in your life, look for the people and resources that can be that for you.

And if you don’t feel you need it right now, it might be that you’re supposed to be the lighthouse to someone else.

What’s your biggest takeaway from these lighthouse quotes and sayings? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

Stephanie Kirby
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