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    darkness Quotes

    In rain during a dark night, enter that darkness.
    — Rajneesh
    tags: darkness  dark  night  rain 
    Meditation is not doing anything directly to your violence, not doing anything to your jealousy, to your hate. It is simply brining light into your house, and the darkness disappears.
    — Rajneesh
    Your torch of consciousness should be burning continuously; then there will not be any darkness.
    — Rajneesh
    tags: darkness 
    From birth to death you go on living, groping in darkness with no light - and you could have created the light. You cannot find it in the scriptures; nobody can hand it to you. It is not purchased or sold; it is nontransferable. But you can create it - you can put all your energies together. You can start living consciously from this very moment.
    — Rajneesh
    Right awareness is awareness of one's own being in its totality: all that is good and all that is bad. But as you become aware, the bad starts disappearing - just as when you bring light into the room, the darkness disappears. When light is in the room, darkness cannot exist there. Sin is darkness, forgetfulness, unconsciousness.
    — Rajneesh
    tags: darkness  right  bad  sin 
    To be a criminal needs great unconsciousness. Meditation destroys your unconsciousness, opens the doors of light and suddenly what you were doing in the darkness starts disappearing.
    — Rajneesh
    Man could not live by darkness alone, one point of light he must have for salvation - one point of light.
    — Radclyffe Hall
    tags: men  live  darkness  alone  salvation 
    I couldn't see who swam in the darkness, who wore shadows like a second skin.
    — Rachel Vincent
    tags: darkness 
    We tend to misunderstand the colour black, seeing it as evil, or negation of life. Rather, black means all things being possible, infinite energy of life before consciousness has constructed any boundaries. When we fear blackness or darkness we fear the deep unconscious source of life itself.
    — Rachel Pollack
    tags: evil  fear  darkness  energy  seeing  black 
    Our limitations serve, our wounds serve, even our darkness can serve.
    — Rachel Naomi Remen
    tags: darkness 
    I feel like there's so much darkness in all of my books.
    — Rachel Cohn
    tags: darkness  book 
    Hate cannot be fought with hate. Evil cannot be conquered by darkness. Only love has the power to conquer them both.
    — R.L. LaFevers
    tags: evil  power  hate  darkness 
    ... while I am Death's daughter and walk in His dark shadow, surely the darkness can give way to light sometimes.
    — R.L. LaFevers
    tags: death  darkness  dark  daughter 
    Darkness shields as much as it threatens.
    — R. Scott Bakker
    tags: darkness 
    The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?
    — R. Scott Bakker
    tags: men  thoughts  darkness  soul 
    If I'm going to be a leader then I have to go places that other people are afraid to go to. That's what makes a leader. To be not afraid to step out and go over the frontline. To stare darkness right in the face.
    — R. Kelly
    Each time a new baby is born there is a possibility of reprieve. Each child is a new being, a potential prophet, a new spiritual prince, a new spark of light precipitated into the outer darkness.
    — R. D. Laing
    The Bible never tells us to take a blind leap of faith into the darkness and hope that there's somebody out there. The Bible calls us to jump out of the darkness and into the light. That is not a blind leap. The faith that the New Testament calls us to is a faith rooted and grounded in something that God makes clear is the truth.
    — R. C. Sproul
    tags: truth  darkness  god  faith  bible  hope 
    There will always be people like me, who believe that to ripple the pages of a printed book is a special experience, one that through the centuries has taken millions from the darkness into the light.
    — Quintin Jardine
    How do you plan a rebirth? I'm not sure you do. You just stand in the darkness until you can't endure it any long, and then you move forward until you're standing in the light.
    — Questlove
    tags: darkness 
    There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.
    — Pythagoras
    tags: evil  men  women  darkness  chaos 
    Maybe they did what they had to do to live, and tried to get a little love and have a little fun before the darkness took them.
    — Poppy Z. Brite
    tags: live  darkness  fun 
    Mainly through sins of impurity, do the forces of darkness subjugate souls.
    — Pope Pius XII
    tags: darkness  soul  sin 
    O Mary Mother of Mercy and Refuge of Sinners! We beseech thee to look with pitying eyes on poor heretics and schismatics. Do thou, who art the Seat of Wisdom, enlighten the minds wretchedly enfolded in the darkness of ignorance and sin, that they may clearly recognize the Holy, Catholic, Roman Church to be the only true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither sanctity nor salvation can be found.
    — Pope Pius XII
    If unbridled licence of speech and writing be granted to all, nothing will remain sacred and inviolate; even the highest and truest mandates of nature, justly held to be the common and noblest heritage of the human race, will not be spared. Thus, truth being gradually obscured by darkness, pernicious and manifold error, as too often happens, will easily prevail.
    — Pope Leo XIII
    Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love.
    — Pope John Paul II
    tags: darkness  hatred 
    Although I have lived through much darkness, I have seen enough evidence to be unshakably convinced that no difficulty, no fear is so great that it can completely suffocate the hope that springs eternal in the hearts of the young... Do not let that hope die! Stake your lives on it! We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son.
    — Pope John Paul II
    tags: fear  heart  live  young  darkness  weakness  real  hope  father  son 
    Even if the forces of darkness appear to prevail, those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say.
    — Pope John Paul II
    tags: death  evil  believe  darkness  god 
    Chess holds deep wisdoms of the people. It is truly an image of life, the reflection of human fate that has shown us the earthly way of suffering in darkness and permanent shortage of time. Like in chess, we encounter all kinds of traps, mistakes, settlements, sacrifices, kings, and queens, doubled pawns, and extraordinary moves while we are on the board ourselves.
    — Pope John Paul II
    The world [is] tired of ideology [and] is opening itself to the truth. The time has come when the splendor of this truth has begun anew to illuminate the darkness of human existence.
    — Pope John Paul II
    The fact is that the more we take flight upward [to God], the more our words are confined to the ideas we are capable of forming; so that now as we plunge into that darkness which is beyond intellect, we shall find ourselves not simply running short of words but actually speechless and unknowing.
    — Pope Dionysius
    tags: darkness  facts  running  ideas 
    He who walking on the sea could calm the bitter waves, who gives life to the dying seeds of the earth; he who was able to loose the mortal chains of death, and after three days darkness could bring again to the upper world the brother for his sister Martha: he, I believe, will make Damasus rise again from the dust.
    — Pope Damasus I
    tags: death  world  believe  darkness  dying 
    Judas is neither a master of evil nor the figure of a demoniacal power of darkness but rather a sycophant who bows before the anonymous power of changing moods and current fashions. But it is precisely this anonymous power that crucified Jesus, for it was anonymous voices that cried 'away with him! Crucify him!'
    — Pope Benedict XVI
    tags: evil  fashion  power  darkness  master  jesus  mood 
    Believing is nothing other than, in the darkness of the world, touching the hand of God, and in this way, in silence, hearing the Word, seeing love.
    — Pope Benedict XVI
    tags: world  silence  darkness  seeing  god 
    Hope is practiced through the virtue of patience, which continues to do good even in the face of apparent failure, and through the virtue of humility, which accepts God's mystery and trusts him even at times of darkness.
    — Pope Benedict XVI
    Sometimes men and women prefer the darkness to the light because they are attached to their sins. Nevertheless it is only by opening oneself to the light and only by sincerely confessing one's sins to God that one finds true peace and true joy. It is therefore important to receive the Sacrament of Penance regularly, especially during Lent, in order to receive the Lord's forgiveness and to intensify our process of conversion.
    — Pope Benedict XVI
    Lifting one's gaze to the living God, the guarantor of our freedom and of truth, is a premise for arriving at a new humanity. Nowadays, in a special way, the world needs people capable of proclaiming and bearing witness to God who is love, and consequently the one light which in the end, illumines the darkness of the world and gives us strength to live and work
    — Pope Benedict XVI
    A dogma recognized throughout antiquity... (that) the soul expiates its sins in the darkness of the infernal regions and... afterwards... passes into new bodies, there to undergo new trials.
    — Plotinus
    tags: darkness  soul  body  sin 
    The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
    — Pliny the Elder
    tags: live  darkness 
    The greatest act of faith is that which rises to your lips in total darkness together with the sacrifices, sufferings and wholehearted efforts of a determined will to do good. This act of faith strikes through the darkness of your soul like lightening. In the midst of tempest it raises you up and leads you to God.
    — Pio of Pietrelcina
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