Lantern Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lantern quotes, lantern sayings, and lantern proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If you light a lantern for another, it will also brighten your own way.     


Faith means living with uncertainty - feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.     

Dan Millman

I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.     

Emily Dickinson

You are not one you are a Thousand. Just Light your Lantern.     


If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others.     


A little town is like a lantern. Nothing's hid from sight.      

Rachel Field

Unintelligible language is a lantern without a light.     

Samuel Johnson

Your humble light the fire of your mind blinds you: If you walk with a lantern in the dark you won't see the stars.     

Hans Borli

I've become a lantern bearer, lighting the path this country will take.     

Nahoko Uehashi

A lantern can give you light only when you light it     

Munia Khan

The lanterns filled the sky, pulsing with the harmonious light of fireflies, and a great host of ghosts departed from the earth to join them.      

Heather Heffner

In lantern light my yellow chrysanthemums lost all their color.     

Yosa Buson

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.     

Gautama Buddha

Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Like a lamp, dispelling the darkness of ignorance     

Dalai Lama

We should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us.     

Catherine McAuley

All darkness vanished, when I saw the Lamp within my heart.      


The lamps are different, but the Light is the same. One matter, one energy, one Light, one Light-mind, endlessly emanating all things.     


We should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us.     

Catherine McAuley

All darkness vanished when I saw the lamp within my heart.     


Be lamps unto yourselves; be your own confidence. Hold truth within yourselves.     

Gautama Buddha

If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.     

Mother Theresa

Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.     

Gautama Buddha

The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.     


To use words to sense reality is like going with a lamp to search for darkness.     

Alfred Korzybski

Sometimes at night I light a lamp so as not to see.     

Antonio Porchia

A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame.     

Rabindranath Tagore

Through miles on weary miles of night that stretch relentless in my way. My lantern burns serene and white.     

Joyce Kilmer

Sometimes a lantern moves along the night, that interests our eyes.      

Gerard Manley Hopkins

I'll just come forward in the lantern light and let you see.     

Robert Frost