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Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

Bible Quotes , Source: John (ch. XII, v. 35)

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And this I know; whether the one True Light Kindle to Love, or Wrath consume me quite, One flash of it within the Tavern caught Better than in the temple lost outright.

Omar Khayyam ("The Tent-Maker") Quotes , Source: The Rubaiyat (st. 77), (FitzGerald's translation)

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With thy long levell'd rule of streaming light.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 340)

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Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Il Penseroso (l. 79)

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Moonlight is sculpture.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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Misled by Fancy's meteor-ray, By passion driven; But yet the light that led astray, Was light from Heaven.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: The Vision

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Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light.

Dorothy Thompson Quotes

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The Light that Failed.

Rudyard Kipling Quotes , Source: Title of Story

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And God said: Let there be light: and there was light.

Bible Quotes , Source: Genesis (ch. I, v. 3)

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Hail, holy light! offspring of heaven firstborn! Or of th' eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblam'd? since God is light And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate!

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. III, l. 1)

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Corruption springs from light: 'tis one same power Creates, preserves, destroys; matter whereon It works, on e'er self-transmutative form, Common to now the living, now the dead.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. Water and Wood)

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I will light in your heart the lamp of understanding, which shall not be put out until what you about to write is finished.

Bible Quotes , Source: II Esdras (ch. XIV, v. 25)

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That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Bible Quotes , Source: John (ch. I, v. 9)

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He was a burning and shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Bible Quotes , Source: John (ch. V, v. 35)

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For I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 5, subsec. 1)

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Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Nature (ch. III)

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Light (God's eldest daughter!)

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Holy and Profane States (bk. III, Of Building)

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Against the darkness outer God's light his likeness takes, And he from the mighty doubter The great believer makes.

Richard Watson Gilder Quotes , Source: The New Day (pt. IV, song XV)

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More light! [Ger., Mehr Licht!]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: said to be his last words

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Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest. [Ger., Wo viel Licht is, ist starker Schatten.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Gotz von Berlichingen (I, 24)

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Blasted with excess of light.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Progress of Poesy

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Like our dawn, merely a sob of light.

Victor Hugo Quotes , Source: La Legende des Siecles

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The prayer of Ajax was for light; Through all that dark and desperate fight, The blackness of that noonday night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: The Goblet of Life (st. 8)

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In the dark a glimmering light is often sufficient for the pilot to find the polar star and to fix his course. [It., Fra l' ombre un lampo solo Basta al nocchier fugace Che gia ritrova il polo, Gia riconosce il mar.]

Metastasio (pseudonym of Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi Pietro) Quotes , Source: Achille (I, 6)

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He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 381)

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