Inspirational quotes from the ages about light

Now that we are entering into October the autumn is here and the mad rush to Christmas has started. With the days becoming darker for longer we will be turning to our lights for our light source, so here are some inspirational quotes from the ages about light.

Great thinkers through out the ages have looked at light as a source of inspiration, as the sunrises everyday to illuminate our paths and keep the darkness at bay, light has become a symbolic sign in the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. This symbol of light is still used to this day with many of our greatest thinkers using light as a device in which we can better ourselves.

Here are a some quotes from these influential figures that have used light to get there point across, with some being serious and others not so serious.

William Butler Yeats

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is better to light a candle than curse.


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.”

Abraham Lincoln –

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

Of course we can’t not have a quote from the man that created the way we use light within our homes today, the creator of the light bulb Thomas A. Edison.

Thomas A. Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

And one im sure will bring a smile to your face.


Light travels faster than sound. That’s why most people seem bright until you hear them speak

Hopefully with this post you have become inspired to get away from the doom an gloom the winter months that are now with us, and brighten up your homes with LED lighting. InStyle LED is here to help you with any kind of project you are undertaking and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about what is best for your individual projects.

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