In a profound sense every man has

In a profound sense every man has two halves to his being; he is not one person so much as two persons trying to act in unison.  I believe that in the heart of each human being there is something which I can only describe as a "child of darkness" who is equal and complementary to the more obvious "child of light."  ~Laurens van der Post

From within or from behind a light

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

God presents himself in the light he

God presents Himself in the light; He also conceals Himself by the light?just as we present ourselves in our garments and conceal ourselves by our garments. ~John Pulsford

If there is one spot of sun

If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.  ~Jean Asper McIntosh

In the beginning there was nothing god

In the beginning there was nothing.  God said, "Let there be light!"  And there was light.  There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.  ~Ellen DeGeneres

The black moment is the when real

The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come.  At the darkest moment comes the light.  ~Joseph Campbell

This evening i sat by an open

This evening, I sat by an open window
and read till the light was gone and the book
was no more than a part of the darkness….
~Ted Kooser, from "A Happy Birthday"

I will love the light for it

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

A sensible man will remember that the

A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.  ~Plato

The cradle rocks above an abyss and

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

Auld daddy darkness see him in the

Auld Daddy Darkness…
See him in the corners hidin’ frae the licht,
See him at the window gloomin’ at the nicht…
~James Ferguson

Alas must it ever be so do

Alas! must it ever be so?
Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go,
And fight our own shadows forever?
~Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton

The hero is the one who kindles

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.  The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.  ~Felix Adler

Light can be gentle dangerous dreamlike bare

Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft.  ~Sven Nykvist

Light gives of itself freely filling all

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space.  It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.  It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.  ~Michael StrassfeldCD

People are like stained glass windows they sparkle

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 light from within.  ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross