Love shows itself more in adversity than in prosperity; as light does, which shines most where the place is darkest.
To be proud of Knowledge, is to be blind with Light; to be proud of Virtue, is to poison yourself with the Antidote.
The eye which turns from a white object in the light of the sun and goes into a less fully lighted place will see everything as dark.
My darkness had been filled with the light of intelligence, and, behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness!
Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.
I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.