Light And Dark Sayings and Quotes

Though starkly different to the human eye, light and dark are the yin to each other's yang. Without one, you can’t appreciate the other. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful light and dark quotes.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.     


Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.     

Terry Pratchett

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.     

Anne Frank

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.     

Mark Twain

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.     

Ursula K. Le Guin

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.     

Og Mandino

What makes night within us may leave stars.     

Victor Hugo

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.     

Walt Whitman

If you believe in light, you'll be in light, you don't have to face darkness.     

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Don't fight darkness - bring the light, and darkness will disappear.     

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.     

John 1:5

The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side.     

G.K. Chesterton

Though the light shines on things unclean, yet it is not thereby defiled.     


Every human being is a mixture of light and darkness, trust and fear, love and hate.     

Jean Vanier

Peace and negativity cannot coexist just as light and darkness cannot coexist.     

S. N. Goenka

You can't discover light, by analyzing the dark.     

Wayne Dyer

Where there is much light the shade is deepest.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The light of the day is followed by night, as a shadow follows a body.     


Just remember, a dark shadow need light to exist but light doesn't need darkness to be luminous.     


And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.     


Life isn't just about darkness or light, rather it's about finding light within the darkness.     

Landon Parham

In the light we read the inventions of others in the darkness we invent our own stories.     

Alberto Manguel

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's light and joy, but there's also darkness all around and we can be lost in it.     

David Almond

Even though it's dark and cold there is always a shade of light.     

Angela Bernabe

Where death follows, there's life. When darkness surrounds you in a world of chaos, search and you'll eventually find the light.     

Lee Argus

Why not dare yourself to become a shinning positive light where darkness is the only thing known?     

Edmond Mbiaka

I think we all have light and dark inside us.     

Sean Penn

After darkness comes the light.