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It's better to burn brightly for half as long than to be a dim lingering light.
Roland Gift

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It's better to pace yourself throughout a big day like Thanksgiving by having something healthful for breakfast and something light for lunch.
Marilu Henner

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Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.
James Madison

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Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
Henry George

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Light has for the first time penetrated into the closed dungeons of human and cosmic suffering and dying. Pain and death receive meaning.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

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Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Louis Aragon

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Man is his own star and the soul that can render an honest and perfect man commands all light, all influence, all fate.
John Fletcher

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Maybe you have to know darkness before you can appreciate the light.
Madeleine L'Engle

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My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.
Victor Hugo

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Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
Aaron Burr

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No horse therefore is well dressed that is not light in hand; so that an easy and gentle bridle, but firm, is the chief secret to make a horse light.
William Cavendish

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Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
Douglas Adams

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Now being upon the haunches (as he necessarily must be in this case) is it impossible but he must be light in hand, because no horse can be rightly upon his haunches without being so.
William Cavendish

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Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.
Arthur Eddington

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On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food.
Lisa Snowdon

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Marianne Williamson

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People so far have been very fond of the Robert Altman movie, as I am, and when one things goes well it shines light on your other projects and now I seem to have a number of projects that are moving forward.
Bob Balaban

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People who light up like Roman candles come down in the dark very quickly.
Irwin Shaw

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Research can be a big clunker. It's difficult to know how you can make the historical light.
Michael Ondaatje

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Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.
Charles Barkley

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Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited, classified and explained except in the light of the tasks which they perform in language.
Roman Jakobson

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The book of Revelation says that we no longer need the sun or the moon, for Christ is the light of the world.
Tim LaHaye

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The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are.
Conrad Hall

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The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path.
Jim Rohn

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The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present.
Ellen Key

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The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account.
Leland Stanford

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The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
Larry Wall

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The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.
Audre Lorde

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The sun is the most parallel light source because it is so far away.
Conrad Hall

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The task is to investigate speech sounds in relation to the meanings with which they are invested, i.e., sounds viewed as signifiers, and above all to throw light on the structure of the relation between sounds and meaning.
Roman Jakobson

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The three years following the release of See The Light were a whirlwind.
Jeff Healey

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The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.
Jacob Bronowski

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There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
Conrad Hall

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There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
James Thurber

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

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There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.
Rod Serling

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There's more to light than the opposite of dark.
Ric Ocasek

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These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar.
William Cavendish

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They killed our mirror, our light, our comfort and our true guide.
Antonio Pigafetta

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To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Victor Hugo

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To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
Walt Whitman

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To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
Robert Schumann

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Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
Jennie Jerome Churchill

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Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
Karl Von Clausewitz

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Walt Disney got away with portraying me in the light that they were portraying me in. I have always been a fighter, so... But I have no regrets, man. It's just like God brought me through the drugs, I know he'll bring me through this.
Ike Turner

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Washington is the only place where sound travels faster than light.
C. V. R. Thompson

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We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.
M. C. Escher

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What I'm trying to do is to at least raise a flag to the blinding light of technology.
Godfrey Reggio

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When I was a child I thought I saw an angel. It had wings and kinda looked like my sister. I opened the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel.
Denzel Washington

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When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent.
George Carlin

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When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it.
Carl Sagan

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With a stop light, green means 'go' and yellow means 'slow down'. With a banana, however, it is quite the opposite. Yellow means 'go', green means 'whoa, slow down', and red means 'where the heck did you get that banana?'
Mitch Hedberg

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With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art.
Conrad Hall

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You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
Vicomte de Chateaubriand

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You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.
Arlo Guthrie

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Your baby only needs a lot of light at night if he's reading or he's entertaining guests.
Lawrence Kutner

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