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The Week with… Light and Lanterns

November 24, 2011 by · No comments

Berlin calling
Photo: Asia_Joanna

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

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A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.
Plato (427 – 348 BC)

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From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

Photo: Laity Lodge Youth Camp

Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we’ll need no other light.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)

lantern in front of the Royal Palace of Brussels
Photo: Christian Stock

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

Lantern and Birch Tree
Photo: RBerteig

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931)

Lantern Ceiling
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Each one prays to God according to his own light.
Mohandas Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

Lantern in Nablus
Photo: Guillaume Paumier

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

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Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller (1880 – 1968), American author, political activist, and lecturer

Lanterns at a Daoist temple
Photo: jeeheon

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)

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