9 Quotes About Being Light



Definition of Light: 1. something that makes vision possible; 2. something that enlightens or informs; 3. having little weight, not heavy; 4. capable of moving swiftly or nimbly; 5. free from care.

Make yourself light. During my darkest times, this is a mantra I used to remind myself to let go of things I could not control, to let my strengths shine, and to be that which I was trying to attract. To me, light symbolizes hope, faith, leadership, and love.

My daughter likes to sing  this  Sunday school song, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” My heart swells when I hear her little voice sing with such clarity. Hearing her reminds me that while this is a song about sharing our gifts with others, it is also about confidence. Letting our own light shine means being unafraid and courageous.

Light is silent, yet it is so powerful. Light helps things grow. Light eliminates darkness. Light can be a beacon. As a leader, being a light is about shining the spotlight on others so  their strengths can be illuminated.  It is being a lighthouse that steers others from danger and also leads them to shore. It means using your own flame to ignite the passions of others.

Here are 9 inspirational quotes about light:


A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. – James Keller


Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. – Stephen Covey




All this time

The Sun never says

To the Earth

“You owe me.”

What happens

With a love like that.

It lights the





As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. – Nelson Mandela


Even the

darkest night

will end

and the sun

will rise.

– Victor Hugo


Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. – Kahlil Gibran


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


Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. – Maya Angelou


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