Quotation Explorer - 'Illuminate'

Every reaction is an opportunity to cultivate a pearl - a beautiful truth that will illuminate the way forwards. - Pollyanna Darling
PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first. - Ambrose Bierce
You are the light in the heart of the universe, to illuminate the world spread the light of your love. - Debasish Mridha
Nurturing a feeling makes it proliferate. Choose wisely. Joy, kindness, love, & caring will illuminate your life. - Amy Leigh Mercree
...light overcomes darkenss. A tiny match can illuminate the darkest room. As long as there is some light somewhere in the universe, [darkness] can be defeated. - Dave Barry
An enlightened life can be so powerful that it can illuminate the whole world. - Debasish Mridha
Science contributes to our culture in many ways, as a creative intellectual activity in its own right, as the light which has served to illuminate man's place in the universe, and as the source of understanding of man's own nature. - John F. Kennedy
A smile is a light within you being turned on, it can illuminate the path for you and others. - Gillian Duce
The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth. And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history... It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science. - Rachel Carson
The only power which can illuminate you is your own mind! No other mind can lighten you if your mind insists to remain in the darkness! The fate of your fate is within you! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. - Thomas Aquinas
You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world. - Oprah Winfrey
The sacred bequestOf times long spent with your heartThat saturate and illuminate you nowSo piercingly… - Scott Hastie
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
Let us be a messenger of peace and illuminate the world with the lights of our love. - Debasish Mridha
Not only do you become what you think about, but the world also becomes what you think about. Those who think that the world is a dark place are blind to the light that might illuminate their lives. Those who see the light of the world view the dark spots as merely potential light. - Wayne W. Dyer
Fiction is meant to illuminate, to explode, to refresh. - John Cheever
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. - Gore Vidal
You're the way, you are the light. Let's go to illuminate the world. - Debasish Mridha
We look around us and we find ourselves confused as to why the world has fallen into such deep darkness. And standing in this descending darkness, what we need to realize is that the farther we move from God, the darker everything gets. And no light of man can illuminate that kind of darkness. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
To illuminate the world, let your love shine like the morning sun. - Debasish Mridha
Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it."[Q&A with Larry McCaffery, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Summer 1993, Vol. 13.2] - David Foster Wallace
Moon reveals it's beauty in darkness to illuminate the world with the light of love. When humanity suffers, let us be like the moon. - Debasish Mridha
If I could catch a Star and hold it in my hand. I would illuminate those whose life is not so grand. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
The singular power of literature lies not in its capacity for accurate representation of mass commonalities, but its ability to illuminate the individual life in a way that expands our understanding of some previously unseen or unarticulated aspect of existence. - Nicole Krauss
The blessing of resistance lies in its power to illuminate those aspects of ourselves which have eluded our appreciation. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
[...] drink of their seas, illuminate yourself with their lights, swim in the ocean of Ihya so that you become one of the living (Ahya) [...]. - Shaykh 'Abdallah ibn Ahmad Ba-Sawdan
The light within is a fire, whose flame does not burn, but brings warmth; and whose rays do not blind, but illuminate. Once kindled, it blazes a trail and lights our way. - Yasmine Sherif (The Case for Humanity: An Extraordinary Session)
A candle that lights another no longer has to work twice as hard to illuminate a room. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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