One can't tear up the darkness with a slap but bringing the light. Neither the error gets undone by fighting It hand-to-hand, but spreading the truth, without attacking the error.
— Samael Aun Weor
The inspiration and authority of the Bible is the bedrock upon which our faith is built. Without it, we are doomed to uncertainty, doubt, and a hopeless groping in the darkness of human speculation.
— Sam Storms
I think we have to trust ourselves in the darkness of not knowing. The God out of which we came and into which we go is an unknown God. It's the luminosity of that darkness and that unknowing that is, I think, the most human - and the most sacred - place of all.
— Sam Keen
I think it's increasingly hard to have deep self-knowledge without entering the darkness in some way.
— Sam Keen
An increase in light gives an increase in darkness.
— Sam Francis
There's a lot of conflict and darkness inside everybody's family. We all pretend to outsiders that it's not so but behind locked doors there are usually high emotions running.
— Salman Rushdie
The Gods being good and making all things, there is no positive evil, it only comes by absence of good; just as darkness itself does not exist, but only comes about by absence of light.
A friend is more to be longed for than the light; I speak of a genuine one. And wonder not: for it were better for us that the sun should be extinguished, than that we should be deprived of friends; better to live in darkness, than to be without friends
— Saint John Chrysostom
Just as those who are deprived of light cannot walk straight, so also those who do not behold the ray of the Holy Scriptures must necessarily sin, since they walk in the deepest darkness.
— Saint John Chrysostom
Arise, soldiers of Christ, throw away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
— Saint Cecilia
It is impious to say that evil has its origin from God, because naught contrary is produced by the contrary. Life does not generate death, nor is darkness the beginning of light, nor is disease the maker of health, but in the changes of conditions there are transitions from one condition to the contrary.
— Saint Basil
Do not see the world as dark, see it as light. When you find darkness bring the light into it. The way to remove darkness is to shine light on it.
— Sadie Robertson
I think everyone who saw Alfred Hitchcock Psycho movie, as I did when I was young, was impacted. The shower scene is nuts. It still is, and I think what's wonderful about it is that it's universal. People understand the darkness and the violence, and it's shocking.
— Sacha Gervasi
Joseph Conrad and Heart of Darkness loom huge in my development as a writer. I think I'm always trying to write Heart of Darkness - trying to explode an abstraction in concrete terms, although I am aware that Conrad's story has a bit of baggage that I'd rather avoid in my work.
— Sabina Murray
When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.
— S. E. Hinton
You are a 64-track recording - the tracks are always there, they're always with you. Sometimes the harsh tracks are cranked up and the rest are rolled down to zero. Other times the sweet tracks are high and the darkness is low. But it's all you.
Darkness exists to make light truly count.
— Ryan O'Neal
I no longer know the author of this book, for simply stopping long enough and writing it down was where I changed from a boy with his eyes squeezed shut to a man with his eyes wide open so that the sunlight might reach my heart despite all that darkness.
— Ryan Adams
As you pass from sunlight into darkness and back again every hour and a half, you become startlingly aware how artificial are thousands of boundaries we've created to separate and define. And for the first time in your life you feel in your gut the precious unity of the Earth and all the living things it supports.
— Rusty Schweickart
Fun, that's the word I keep on using. That's the word I worry about when other writer's scripts get too dark. Optimistic. Fun. And to be optimistic and have fun there's got to be a darkness there. I think that's a very British attitude.
— Russell T Davies
David Whitmer wrote: ' Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat, and put his face in the hat, drawing it closely around his face to exclude the light; and in the darkness the spiritual light would shine.'
— Russell M. Nelson
We can't repay our good luck with bad grace. It invites darkness.
— Russell Crowe
Now, what is the left's worldview in general? What is it? If you had to attach not a philosophy but an attitude to a leftist worldview, it's one of pessimism and darkness, sadness. They're never happy, are they? They're always angry about something. No matter what they get, they're always angry.
— Rush Limbaugh
I grew up with a lot of fairy tales. And they had an essence of darkness to them.
— Rupert Sanders
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light.
If in the darkness of ignorance, you don't recognize a person's true nature, look to see whom he has chosen for his leader.
Hardship may dishearten at first, but every hardship passes away. All despair is followed by hope; all darkness is followed by sunshine.
Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.
Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your Heart from the darkness of hate
From "Wetness and Water" How does a part of the world leave the world? How can wetness leave water? Do not try to put out a fire by throwing on more fire. Do not wash a wound with blood. No matter how fast you run, your shadow more than keeps up. Sometimes it's in front. Only full, overhead sun diminishes your shadow. But that shadow has been serving you. What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.
Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.
There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness.
If you are seeking, seek us with joy For we live in the kingdom of joy. Do not give your heart to anything else But to the love of those who are clear joy, Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair. For there are hopes: they are real, they exist " Do not go in the direction of darkness " I tell you: suns exist.
Friends come back from their worship with a new sense of ordination, but not the ordination of human hands. Something has happened in the stillness that makes the heart more tender, more sensitive, more shocked by evil, more dedicated to ideals of life, and more eager to push back the skirts of darkness and to widen the area of light and love.
— Rufus Jones
How it pours, pours, pours,In a never-ending sheet!How it drives beneath the doors!How it soaks the passer's feet!How it rattles on the shutter!How it rumples up the lawn!How 'twill sigh, and moan, and mutter,From darkness until dawn.
— Rossiter Johnson
Beautiful light is born of a contrast to darkness.
— Ross Turnbull
Doubt is the disease of this inquisitive, restless age. It is the price we pay for our advanced intelligence and civilization-the him night of our resplendent day. But as the most beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and best.
— Ross Turnbull
It may be that the night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again. Morning always grows out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down. We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend; for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind.
— Rosemary Sutcliff
There is no scarier chasm of darkness than the human mind.
— Roseanne Barr