A collection of powerful light quotes to illuminate your life during dark times and help you get through tough times! 

Life will always consist of light and darkness, happiness and sorrow, joy and pain.

When you’re going through tough times and dark days, it’s not always easy to be hopeful but remember, it is in the darkness where you will find and awaken the light within you to help illuminate your way to growth, improvement, and a fulfilling life. 

Here are some inspiring and powerful light quotes to help you find the light within you and inspire you to let your light shine and give light to others. 


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

— Og Mandino

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

— Desmond Tutu

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

— Martin Luther King Jr.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.


Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

— Walt Whitman

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Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.

— Roy T. Bennett

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

— Maya Angelou

There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.

— Bram Stoker

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.

— Roy T. Bennett

When darkness falls, beauty is lit from within.

— Johnathan Jena

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

— Carl Jung

Within you is the light of a thousand suns.

— Robert Adams

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

— Brene Brown

It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.

— Richard Evans

Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love—be there for others—bring a little light into someone’s day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest.

— Roy T. Bennett


Ring the bells that still can ring 

Forget your perfect offering 

There is a crack in everything 

That’s how the light gets in.

— Leonard Cohen

One idea lights a thousand candles.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.

— Roy T. Bennett

Light in the darkness quotes

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

— Edward Teller

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

— Albert Schweitzer

Darkness will always try to extinguish the light. The light will always try to repress the darkness.

— Morgan Rhodes

Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.

— Carrie Hope Fletcher

Light attracts light.

— Warsan Shire

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.

— Madeline L’Engle

There is no denying that there is evil in this world but the light will always conquer the darkness.

— Idowu Koyenikan

To love beauty is to see light.

— Victor Hugo

What if I’m in charge of my own damn light switch?

— Jandy Nelson

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.

— Brennan Manning

You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.

— Oprah Winfrey

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

— Rumi

You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.

— Aberjhani

Numb the dark and you numb the light.

— Brené Brown

May your feet ever walk in the light of two suns… and may the moonshadow never fall on you… 

— Robert Fanney

There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.

— Hubert Selby Jr.

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.

Meister Eckhart

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

— Mary Anne Radmacher

Light at the end of the tunnel quotes


We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.

— John F. Kennedy


Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement.

— William Arthur Ward

There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.

— Aaron Lauritsen

Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.


Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.

— L.R. Knost

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in.

— David Wolpe

Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side.

— Vernon Howard

Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.

— Amit Ray

If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never find it.

If you don’t know what you deserve, you’ll always settle for less.

You will wander aimlessly, uncomfortably numb in your comfort zone, wondering how life has ended up here.

Life starts now, live, love, laugh and let your light shine!

— Rob Liano

Love is not consolation. It is light.

— Simone Weil

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

— Francis Bacon

Inspiring light quotes

No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.

— Paulo Coelho

Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.

— Don Henley

The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.

— Alexandra Elle

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

— Rabindranath Tagore

I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.

— Conor Oberst

He carries stars in his pockets

because he knows

she fears the dark.

Whenever sadness pays her a visit

he paints galaxies

on the back of her hands.

— Alaska Gold


It takes darkness to be aware of the light.

— Treasure Tatum

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Helen Keller

Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn’t exist.

— Martin R. Lemieux

Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win.

— Steve Maraboli

If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.

— Pythagoras

The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.

— Amit Ray

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.

— James A. Michener

There will always be a door to the light.

— Shiro Amano

Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.

— Rumi

The people who love you will guide you like bright lights into the other worlds.

— Josephine Angelini

Let us not focus on the chink in the canvas of the darkness but look at the light piercing through it.

— Erik Pevernagie

You’ve got to be one that, wherever you are, like a flower, you’ve got to blossom where you’re planted. You cannot eliminate darkness. You cannot banish it by cursing darkness. The only way to get rid of darkness is light and to be the light yourself.

— Cory Booker

Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light

— Alan Brennert

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.

— Blaise Pascal

we must bring

our own light

to the


— Charles Bukowski


It gets better: there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It may take one day, it may take ten years. But one day, you will find happiness if you manifest it. Put that energy out, and it’ll come back.

— Lil Xan

Damn the tunnels and fuck those who wait for the light at the end of it, 


Just stop wasting your time and learn to be your own kind of light …

— Samiha Totanji

inspirational light quotes

If you’re trapped in a tunnel with many open exits, the tunnel can’t help you! The exit is in your mind!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.

— Demi Lovato

Sometimes life seems a dark tunnel with no light at the end, but if you just keep moving forward, you will end up in a better place.

— Jeffrey Fry

There is light at the end of every tunnel. To get there just follow the silver lining.

— Anthon St. Maarten

The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train.

— Robert Lowell

There may be no light at the end of the tunnel, but there’s certainly enough air, enough oxygen for you to keep going. And you must keep going, because that is your duty.

— Mani Ashwin

If you do not see light at the end of the tunnel, consider it an opportunity to create an opening yourself, wherever you want.

— Ashok Kallarakkal

On your darkest days do not try to see the end of the tunnel by looking far ahead. Focus only on where you are right now. Then carefully take one step at a time, by placing just one foot in front of the other. Before you know it, you will turn that corner.

— Anthon St. Maarten

It was definitely some tough moments throughout my life, but I kind of stayed focused and came through the other end of the tunnel.

— Victor Cruz

There may come a time when you believe you have reached the end of the road in the darkest night. That will be the moment when a dazzling new day dawns on your horizon.

— Anthon St. Maarten

There is absolutely, 100 percent, a light at the end of the tunnel for anyone who stutters.

— Emily Blunt

If I truly believe everything that’s in that book, God is in control. He is in control. He’s working for my good. Doesn’t mean everything’s going to be smooth, but that’s all I needed to know. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

— Shawn Michaels

But that’s life. One long tunnel. There are lights along the way. Sometimes they feel spread farther apart than others, but they’re there. And when you find one, it’s okay to stand under it for a while to catch your breath before marching back into the dark.

— Shaun David Hutchinson

I want people to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

— Amber Mark

It’s true. The storms won’t last forever. The nasty weather will never last. There is always that light at the end of the tunnel.

— Diana Rose Morcilla

Whatever dark tunnel we may be called upon to travel through, God has been there.

— Elisabeth Elliot

I want to show people no matter what they go through there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

— Kyle Carpenter

Which of these light quotes inspired you the most? 





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