To be proud of Knowledge, is to be blind with Light; to be proud of Virtue, is to poison yourself with the Antidote.
Shadow is the diminution alike of light and of darkness, and stands between darkness and light.[L’obra è diminutione di lucie e di tenebre ed è interposta infra esse tenebre e lucie.]
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.