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    darkness Quotes

    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
    tags: trust  human  darkness  knowing  god  sacred 
    I think it's increasingly hard to have deep self-knowledge without entering the darkness in some way.
    — Sam Keen
    tags: darkness 
    An increase in light gives an increase in darkness.
    — Sam Francis
    tags: darkness 
    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.
    — Sallust
    tags: evil  darkness  god  positive 
    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
    tags: live  friends  darkness  wonder 
    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
    tags: darkness  sin  holy 
    Arise, soldiers of Christ, throw away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
    — Saint Cecilia
    tags: work  darkness  christ 
    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
    tags: death  evil  health  darkness  god 
    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
    tags: world  darkness  dark 
    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
    tags: darkness  movie 
    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.
    — RZA
    tags: time  darkness 
    Darkness exists to make light truly count.
    — Ryan O'Neal
    tags: darkness 
    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
    tags: men  heart  darkness  eyes  boys  writing  book  author 
    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
    tags: time  living  darkness  earth 
    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
    tags: attitude  darkness  dark  fun  worries 
    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
    tags: grace  darkness  luck  bad 
    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
    tags: darkness 
    What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
    — Rumi
    tags: hurt  darkness 
    Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light.
    — Rumi
    tags: self  darkness 
    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.
    — Rumi
    Hardship may dishearten at first, but every hardship passes away. All despair is followed by hope; all darkness is followed by sunshine.
    — Rumi
    tags: darkness  despair 
    Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.
    — Rumi
    tags: darkness  soul  eyes  flowers 
    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
    — Rumi
    tags: peace  people  heart  hate  darkness  soul  god 
    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.
    — Rumi
    tags: world  hurt  darkness  fire  blood 
    Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.
    — Rumi
    tags: darkness 
    There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness.
    — Rumi
    tags: darkness  despair  hope 
    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.
    — Rumi
    tags: heart  joy  live  darkness  despair  real 
    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
    tags: darkness 
    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
    tags: human  darkness  mind 
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