52 Quotes That Encourage Us To Be The Light

Being the light means being a source of inspiration, encouragement, guidance, grace and hope.

It’s offering a listening ear, a kind heart and support. For those we care about, and more often, for ourselves.

It’s for this reason that we have collected an inspiring group of famous and wise quotes that encourage being the source of light. All of these words push forward, gently encourage and provide hope and inspiration. We hope that you enjoy them:

Be The Light Quotes


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


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


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller


Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Denis Waitley


Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Robert H. Schuller


When you possess light within, you see it externally. Anais Nin


Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. Chantal Sutherland


I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. Anne Lamott


From my own experience, I want to say that you should follow your heart, and the mind will follow you. Believe in yourself, and you will create miracles. Kailash Satyarthi


What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room. Ray Charles


We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds. Aristotle Onassis


You can have whatever you want if you believe in yourself and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground. A. J. McLean


Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Sarah Ban Breathnach


Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus


Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr


The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen


If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. Bear Bryant


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


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


The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. Alek Wek


I always entertain great hopes. Robert Frost


There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement, and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves. Eugene Kennedy


I am prepared for the worst but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli


Believe in yourself, and don’t let anyone stand in your way. Jeffree Star


If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. Romain Rolland


Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself. William J. H. Boetcker


Believe in yourself. Push to your highest limit. Marsai Martin


Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller


Hope is patience with the lamp lit. Tertullian


We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Franklin D. Roosevelt


Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg


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


Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one the other disappears. Marianne Williamson


The more you believe in yourself, the faster you’re going to get. Adam Peaty


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


Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. Desiderius Erasmus


All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them. Magic Johnson


Hope and encouragement, especially hope, is probably one of the greatest things you can give another person. Becky Hammon


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


In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. Aaron Rose


You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own. Michelle Obama


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


Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Thich Nhat Hanh


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


People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Give light and people will find the way. Ella Baker


The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dreams shall never die. Edward Kennedy


When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference. Zig Ziglar


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