At Good Good Good, we're all about looking for the light. Every day we discover and share good news stories from around the world, highlighting the people, ideas, and movements shaping the world for the better.

Despite the very real darkness in the world, there's no shortage of people creating light and making a positive difference.

We love the metaphor of shining light in the darkness — because we all have the ability to seek the light and be the light.

Dive into these quotes — and then go even deeper with our quotes about light in the darkness and quotes about darkness.

Explore the Best Inspirational Quotes About Light

Popular Quotes About Light

“There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.”
— Leonard Cohen

“There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen‍

“The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.”
— Ram Dass

“The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.” — Ram Dass

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

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

Inner Light Quotes

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”
— Maya Angelou

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” — Maya Angelou‍

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”
— Marianne Williamson

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson

“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 light from within.”
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“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 light from within.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross‍

On Hope

“There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
Amanda Gorman

“There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” — Amanda Gorman

“You can't see the future coming — not the terrors, for sure, but you also can't see the wonders that are coming, the moments of light-soaked joy that await each of us.”
John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed

“You can't see the future coming — not the terrors, for sure, but you also can't see the wonders that are coming, the moments of light-soaked joy that await each of us.”  — John Green

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Be The Light Quotes

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

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

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

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

“Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.”
— Leo Tolstoy

“Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.” — Leo Tolstoy

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
— Brené Brown

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” — Brené Brown

“Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

“Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.” — Sogyal Rinpoche

On Darkness & Light

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”
— Og Mandino

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino‍

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.”
— Ruth E. Renkel

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” — Ruth E. Renkel

“Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.”
— Maya Angelou

“Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.” — Maya Angelou

Why blame the dark for being dark? It is far more helpful to ask why the light isn't as bright as it could be.”
— Rob Bell

“Why blame the dark for being dark? It is far more helpful to ask why the light isn't as bright as it could be.” — Rob Bell

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
— John Steinbeck

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” — John Steinbeck

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Short Quotes

“No situation is so dark that there is not a ray of light!”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“No situation is so dark that there is not a ray of light!” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine — and shadows will fall behind you.”
— Walt Whitman

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine — and shadows will fall behind you.” — Walt Whitman

“Your existence brings a light into this world like no other. Please keep that light shining.”
— TWLOHA

“Your existence brings a light into this world like no other. Please keep that light shining.” — TWLOHA

More Deep Quotes To Light Up Your Life

“Is there anything more loyal than the sun?”
— Mary Oliver

“Is there anything more loyal than the sun?” — Mary Oliver

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

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

“A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle.” — Thomas Jefferson‍

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
— Steve Martin

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” — Steve Martin

“Shining a light on someone else doesn’t diminish mine. Take time here to encourage people and lift them up.”
Bernice King

“Shining a light on someone else doesn’t diminish mine. Take time here to encourage people and lift them up.” — Bernice King‍

“The light you bring into this world is beautiful, irreplaceable, and needed.”
— TWLOHA

“The light you bring into this world is beautiful, irreplaceable, and needed.” — TWLOHA

“Light is less something you see directly and more something by which you see all other things.”
— Richard Rohr

“Light is less something you see directly and more something by which you see all other things.” — Richard Rohr