Ambition is the desire to go forward and improve one's condition. It is a burning flame that lights up the life of the individual and makes him see himself in another state. To be ambitious is to be great in mind and soul. To want that which is worth while and strive for it. To go on without looking back, reaching to that which gives satisfaction.
Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.
Life Will Put Many Red Lights In Front Of You, But Sometimes We Must Push On The Gas And Trust God
'Life May Present Numerous Hurdles, Yet Occasionally We Must Take A Leap Of Faith And Rely On The Almighty.'
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
We need more illumination about each other. Illumination generates comprehension, comprehension generates affection, affection generates forbearance, and forbearance produces harmony.
Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life's light to be determined by the darkness around me.
As far as i am concerned, i am in the knowledge that death can never extinguish the torch which i have lit in Ghana and Africa. Long after i am dead and gone, the light will continue to burn and be borne aloft, giving light and guidance to all people
When You Are In The Light, Everything
Follows You, But When You Enter Into
The Dark, Even Your Own Shadow
Doesn't Follow You.
When You Step Into Illumination, Everything Accompanies You, But When You Enter The Obscurity, Not Even Your Own Silhouette Escorts You.
One of the remarkable characteristics of young wild sunflowers, in addition to growing in soil that is not hospitable, is how the young flower bud follows the sun across the sky. In doing so, it receives life-sustaining energy before bursting forth in its glorious yellow color.
Like the young sunflower, when we follow the Savior of the world, the Son of God, we flourish and become glorious despite the many terrible circumstances that surround us. He truly is our light and life.
Quentin L. Cook
I wish I could show you...the astonishing light of your own being.
I desire to demonstrate to you...the awe-inspiring illumination of your own essence.
She dares me to pour myself out like a living waterfall. She dares me to enter the soul that is more than my own; she extinguishes fear in mere seconds. She lets light come through.
She invites me to unleash my emotions like an unleashed torrent. She encourages me to explore the depths of my being; she quickly dispels terror. She allows illumination to come through.
How sad, a heart that
does not know how to love, that
does not know what it is to be drunk with love.
If you are not in love, how can you enjoy
the blinding light of the sun,
the soft light of the moon?
Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of light...And let it breathe.
Pamper your slumbering soul. Carry it into the wide open spaces of radiance...And grant it respite.
The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems.
The morning glories and the sunflowers pivot instinctively toward the radiance, yet we must be instructed, it appears.
Light-enchanted sunflower, thou
Who gazest ever true and tender
On the sun's revolving splendour.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Illuminated sunflower, thou
Who ever faithfully and gently
Observes the sun's revolving magnificence.
Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.
'The improbability of atheism is evident when one considers the exact positioning of the Earth in relation to the Sun, ensuring an ideal balance of warmth and illumination.'
Every day you play with the light of the universe.
Every day you frolic with the radiance of the cosmos.
Listen to the inner light;
It will guide you.
Listen to the inner Peace;
It will feed you.
Listen to the inner Love;
It will transform you,
It will divinise you,
It will immortalise you.
Heed the inner flame;
It will direct you.
Attune to the inner Harmony;
It will nourish you.
Hearken to the inner Affection;
It will elevate you,
It will spiritualise you,
It will immortalise you.
A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them.
Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’ look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.
St. Catherine of Siena
Begin exhibiting courage in all areas. Dispel gloom and share illumination. Refrain from fixating on your flaws. Acknowledge that in the crucified Christ, you can accomplish anything.
The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.
Ida B. Wells
Uncovering injustice through transparency.
We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.
Hildegard of Bingen
Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The Sun is simply bright. It does not correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
Organization, illumination, and harmony. Those are necessities for people just as much as food or a bed.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Structure is the refined art, precise and splendid, of shapes combined in illumination.
The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church. But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “You are the light of the world.”
"You are the radiance of society."
If each day falls
inside each night,
there exists a well
where clarity is imprisoned.
We need to sit on the rim
of the well of darkness
and fish for fallen light
If every night conceals each day,
there is a deep abyss
where lucidity is entombed.
We should take our place on the brink
of the chasm of obscurity
and trawl for dropped radiance
Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light. Our eyes are made to see forms in light: light and shade reveal these forms.
Structure is the adroit, precise, and glorious amalgamation of elements united by illumination. Our eyes are designed to discern shapes in brightness: light and darkness expose these silhouettes.
Genius has no country. It blossoms everywhere. Genius is like the light, the air. It is the heritage of all.
Innate brilliance is boundless, radiating everywhere, permeating the atmosphere like a natural resource. It is the birthright of humanity.
The ignorant one does not see his ignorance as he basks in its darkness; nor does the knowledgeable one see his own knowledge, for he basks in its light
The uninformed individual does not realize their lack of understanding as they revel in its obscurity; nor does the erudite person recognize their own acumen, for they bask in its illumination.
Light creates ambience and feel of a place, as well as the expression of a structure.
Illumination imparts atmosphere and aura of a locale, as well as the articulation of a building.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness's of other people. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Dont look to the sky for fireworks when you can watch them light up in the eyes of all the people passing by.
Don't search the heavens for sparks when you can witness them ignite in the gaze of all who traverse by.
We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.
I die without seeing dawn's light shining on my country... You, who will see it, welcome it for me...don't forget those who fell during the nighttime.
'I pass away without beholding the sun breaking through upon my homeland... You, who will witness it, greet it for me...never forget those who perished in the darkness.'
We as women should shine light on our accomplishments and not feel egotistical when we do. It's a way to let the world know that we as women can accomplish great things!
We as women should proudly display our successes and not be ashamed when we do so. It's a way to demonstrate that females are capable of achieving extraordinary feats!
I might not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but I'm pretty good at getting most of the other bulbs to light up.
I might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I'm pretty good at helping others get their work done.
For the fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and it is a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man's house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.
Alas, how can the poor souls live in Concord when you preachers sow amongst them in your sermons debate and discord? They look to you for light and you bring them darkness. Amend these crimes, I exhort you, and set forth God's word truly, both by true preaching and giving a good example, or else, I, whom God has appointed his vicar and high minister here, will see these divisions extinct, and these enormities corrected...
Henry VIII of England
If you want to be holy, if you seek meaning in your life, start looking into your own life and attacking your pride in all of its many forms. God will give you extraordinary light and the ultimate reward of holiness. For your holiness relies not on what you do, but on what you allow God to do through you. Have courage. God will perfect you.
The road to Hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path.
Saint John Chrysostom
The trail to damnation is strewn with the remains of holy men, and the craniums of prelates are the beacons that illuminate the way.
I sense Light as the giver of all presences, and material as spent Light. What is made by Light casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light.
I feel Light to be the progenitor of all things, and matter as expended Light. Anything created by Light brings forth its own shade, and that darkness is also of Light's origin.
I complained to Waki' about the weakness of my memorisation,
So he instructed me to abandon disobedience;
He informed me that knowledge is a light,
And the light of Allah is not given to a sinner.
We are born of light. The seasons are felt through light. We only know the world as it is evoked by light.
'We are spawned of radiance. The changes in time can be perceived through illumination. We comprehend the world as it is illuminated by brightness.'
Some beings will walk with you for the duration of this bodily existence, up to the very end. Some will come with bright promises, bright lights, but they fade quickly. Others come, they don’t look like they will go very far, but they are marathon runners; they’re there with you all the time. You cannot determine this... Somehow in the flow of your own unique river, you will see that everything is as it should be.
Architects in planning rooms today have forgotten their faith in natural light. Depending on the touch of a finger to a switch, they are satisfied with static light and forget the endlessly changing qualities of natural light, in which a room is a different room every second of the day.
Even a room which must be dark needs at least a crack of light to know how dark it is.
Even a chamber that must be shrouded in darkness requires at least a glimmer of illumination to comprehend its dimness.
Holy Spirit, the life that gives life: You are the cause of all movement. You are the breath of all creatures. You are the salve that purifies our souls. You are the ointment that heals our wounds. You are the fire that warms our hearts. You are the light that guides our feet. Let all the world praise you.
Hildegard of Bingen
The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.
In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
At the opportune moment, everything is remarkable.