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201. "If knowledge is a light,wisdom is a moon that illuminates the path."
Author: Adele Mandez
202. "Books may not change our suffering, books may not protect us from evil, books may not tell us what is good or what is beautiful, and they will certainly not shield us from the common fate of the grave. But books grant us myriad possibilities: the possibility of change, the possibility of illumination."
Author: Alberto Manguel
203. "When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
204. "A real talent has a spark that shines bright when it's dark to ignite knowledge and awaken minds, but to differentiate the illumination of this wisdom light from the electricity light a person should have an ample vision in his eyesight."
Author: Anuj Somany
205. "Our most meaningful relationships are based on a longing for expansion rather than a preoccupation with comfort and security. To live exuberantly—to fully know and be fully known by another—we must be prepared to illuminate the dark spots in our most intimate relationships and in our selves."
Author: Arianna Huffington
206. "Furthermore, what profit was it to me that I, rascally slave of selfish ambitions that I was, read and understood by myself as many books as I could get concerning the so-called liberal arts?...I had turned my back to the light and my face to the things it illuminated, and so no light played upon my own face, or on the eyes that perceived them."
Author: Augustine Of Hippo
207. "In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others."
Author: Brennan Manning
208. "When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another."
Author: Carl R. Rogers
209. "Kilmartin wrote a highly amusing and illuminating account of his experience as a Proust revisionist, which appeared in the first issue of Ben Sonnenberg's quarterly Grand Street in the autumn of 1981. The essay opened with a kind of encouragement: 'There used to be a story that discerning Frenchmen preferred to read Marcel Proust in English on the grounds that the prose of A la recherche du temps perdu was deeply un-French and heavily influenced by English writers such as Ruskin.' I cling to this even though Kilmartin thought it to be ridiculous Parisian snobbery; I shall never be able to read Proust in French, and one's opportunities for outfacing Gallic self-regard are relatively scarce."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
210. "The pages of history are red with the blood of illuminated "saints" who were murdered by their religions for actually achieving the advertised spiritual rewards."
Author: Christopher S. Hyatt
211. "When one takes action for others, one's own suffering is transformed into the energy that can keep one moving forward; a light of hope illuminating a new tomorrow for oneself and others is kindled."
Author: Daisaku Ikeda
212. "...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."
Author: Dave Barry
213. "Cica in fiecare grasan se afla cate-un slabanog care se lupta sa iasa la lumina, iar eu unul ii aud strigatele inabusite ori de cate ori ma uit in oglinda."
Author: David Lodge
214. "Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties."
Author: Emil Nolde
215. "The blessing of resistance lies in its power to illuminate those aspects of ourselves which have eluded our appreciation."
Author: Eric Micha'el Leventhal
216. "Desigur bucuria este sentimentul unei certitudini sau unei împliniri de viata. Stim însa cu totii ca viata este moarte.Tristetea este, poate, sentimentul incertitudinii sau al neîmplinitii mele în viata. Aceasta este însa necesara pentru mântuirea mea spirituala. Tristetea — sentiment de moarte în aceasta viata — este reversul bucuriei fata de viata mea în moarte.Bucuria neîmplinita are aceasta tristete spirituala; tristetea este luminata de bucuria împlinirii dincolo, în spirit"
Author: Eugène Ionesco
217. "I had tried to be happy by telling myself that man is an animal, like any other which sought its meat from God. But now I really was happy, for I had learnt that man is a monstrosity. I had been right in feeling all things as odd, for I myself was at once worse and better than all things. The optimist's pleasure was prosaic, for it dwelt on the naturalness of everything; the Christian pleasure was poetic, for it dwelt on the unnaturalness of everything in the light of the supernatural. The modern philosopher had told me again and again that I was in the right place, and I had still felt depressed even in acquiescence. But I had heard that I was in the wrong place, and my soul sang for joy, like a bird in spring. The knowledge found out and illuminated forgotten chambers in the dark house of infancy. I knew now why grass had always seemed to me as queer as the green beard of a giant, and why I could feel homesick at home."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
218. "One needs to properly possess only a couple of great thoughts--they shed light on many stretches whose illumination one would never have believed in."
Author: Georg Simmel
219. "No opto ni por literatura ni por la vida, sino trato de ir y venir de la literatura a la vida, de hacerme mejor lector en la medida en que vivo mejor y vivo más, y de hacerme mejor vividor en la medida en que la lectura ilumina mi vida"
Author: Germán Dehesa
220. "Il vero amore e' come una finesta illuminata in una notte buia."
Author: Giuseppe Ungaretti
221. "Pasó su mano por mi mejilla. Se sentía tan suave como una seda. Su sonrisa todavía iluminaba la noche —Mi deseo fue verte sonreír."
Author: Helena Moran Hayes
222. "We talk of civilizing the Indian, but that is not the name for his improvement. By the wary independence and aloofness of his dim forest life he preserves his intercourse with his native gods, and is admitted from time to time to a rare and peculiar society with Nature. He has glances of starry recognition to which our saloons are strangers. The steady illumination of his genius, dim only because distant, is like the faint but satisfying light of the stars compared with the dazzling but ineffectual and short-lived blaze of candles."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
223. "The year now is 1774. Poseurs or not, it is time to grow up. It is time to enter the public realm, the world of public acts and public attitudes. Everything that happens now will happen in the light of history. It is not a midday luminary, but a corpse-candle to the intellect; at best, it is a secondhand lunar light, error-breeding, sand-blind and parched."
Author: Hilary Mantel
224. "Celebro que los ingenieros no hayan inventado todavía el robot que pueda trabajar en la oscuridad total. Me horrorizaría encontrar siete robots en un pozo negro sin radiocomunicación, si no estuviesen "iluminados" como árboles de Navidad radiactivos."
Author: Isaac Asimov
225. "The bus roared through Indiana cornfields that night; the moon illuminated the ghostly gathered husks; it was almost Halloween. I made the acquaintance of a girl and we necked all the way to Indianapolis. She was nearsighted. When we got off to eat I had to lead her by the hand to the lunch counter. She bought my meals; my sandwiches were all gone. In exchange I told her long stories."
Author: Jack Kerouac
226. "With any major decision there are cautions and considerations to make, but once there has been illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now."
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
227. "The sun, sides bulging, squashed itself between two hills. It sent up a flare of golden light. The sky, patterned with a million tiny clouds like fish scales was illuminated."
Author: Karen Foxlee
228. "A magic came out of your smileGold thread of gold threadStars illuminating the skyThereWhere in the mountain streamHealing waterTears of ice as a gift to me"
Author: Kristian Goldmund Aumann
229. "You must take care to light the matches one at a time. If a powerful emotion should ignite them all at once, they would produce a splendor so dazzling that it would illuminate far beyond what we can normally see; and then a brilliant tunnel would appear before our eyes, revealing the path we forgot the moment we were born, and summoning us to regain the divine origins we had lost. The soul ever longs to return to the place from which it came, leaving the body lifeless."
Author: Laura Esquivel
230. "The sand stretched out gray and ghostlike and illuminated, a column of light leading forward. It was like something a dead person would see, a tunnel leading toward heaven."
Author: Lucy Christopher
231. "True life life at last discovered and illuminated the only life therefore really lived that life is literature."
Author: Marcel Proust
232. "Srinivasa Ramanujan was the strangest man in all of mathematics, probably in the entire history of science. He has been compared to a bursting supernova, illuminating the darkest, most profound corners of mathematics, before being tragically struck down by tuberculosis at the age of 33... Working in total isolation from the main currents of his field, he was able to rederive 100 years' worth of Western mathematics on his own. The tragedy of his life is that much of his work was wasted rediscovering known mathematics."
Author: Michio Kaku
233. "Se miran, se presienten, se desean,se acarician, se besan, se desnudan,se respiran, se acuestan, se olfatean,se penetran, se chupan, se demudan,se adormecen, despiertan, se iluminan,se codician, se palpan, se fascinan,se mastican, se gustan, se babean,se confunden, se acoplan, se disgregan,se aletargan, fallecen, se reintegran,se distienden, se enarcan, se menean,se retuercen, se estiran, se caldean,se estrangulan, se aprietan, se estremecen,se tantean, se juntan, desfallecen,se repelen, se enervan, se apetecen,se acometen, se enlazan, se entrechocan,se agazapan, se apresan, se dislocan,se perforan, se incrustan, se acribillan,se remachan, se injertan, se atornillan,se desmayan, reviven, resplandecen,se contemplan, se inflaman, se enloquecen,se derriten, se sueldan, se calcinan, se desgarran, se muerden, se asesinan, resucitan, se buscan, se refriegan, se rehúyen, se evaden y se entregan."
Author: Oliverio Girondo
234. "Therefore, I reasoned that study of the cell cycle responsible for the reproduction of cells was important and might even be illuminating about the nature of life."
Author: Paul Nurse
235. "Those who are truly enlightened, those whose souls are illuminated by love, have been able to overcome all of the inhibitions and preconceptions of their era. They have been able to sing, to laugh, and to pray out loud; they have danced and shared what Saint Paul called 'the madness of saintliness'. They have been joyful - because those who love conquer the world and have no fear of loss. True love is an act of total surrender."
Author: Paulo Coelho
236. "Of course he could see only blackness, such was the treachery of fire, which iluminated small circles by darkening the entire world."
Author: R. Scott Bakker
237. "The dark and the light, they exist side by side,Sometimes overlapping, one explaining the other.The darkened path is as illuminated as the lightened,Only the fear of the dark keeps us from seeing our way."
Author: Raven Davies
238. "He created his own Kool Aid reality and was able to illuminate himself by it."
Author: Richard Brautigan
239. "And if our lives are but a single flash in the dark hollow of eternity, then if, but for the briefest of moments, we shine - then how brilliantly our light has burned. And as starlight knows no boundary of space or time, so too, our illumination will shine forth throughout all eternity, for darkness has no power to quell such light. And this is a lesson we must all learn and take to heart - that all light is eternal and all love is light. And it must forever be so."
Author: Richard Paul Evans
240. "Abandoned.The word alone sends shudders down a sensitive spine, troubling the thoughts of pained souls as their hurt swells in ripples. It is a sentence of undesired solitude often pronounced on the innocent, the trusting—administered without warning or satisfactory cause. One day the moon is yours, or so you believe. The next, his countenance transforms from Jekyll to Hyde with no intention of ever turning back, and you are left trampled upon in a deserted street, concealed by dirty fog that squelches all illumination or any hope for future rays of light. It is the worst of mysteries why a beast considered noble would forsake his duty, exhibiting a heart of stone. And all who once looked on him, now turn down their eyes and suffer, beguiled. Some poisons have no antidote, but are slow, silent, torturous ends that curl up the broken body swept into a cold, dark corner. There she is left to drown in her tears—a dying heart.Abandoned."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
241. "The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. – Revelation 21:23"
Author: Robert J. Morgan
242. "They say instant communication is not communication at all but merely a frantic, trivial, nerve-wracking bombardment of clichés, threats, fads, fashions, gibberish and advertising. However, who has not hung on a scripture, a quote, a statement, only to stumble upon the key phrase that brought all things to a turning point? The greatest sermons and speeches were pieced together by illuminating thoughts that powered men to surpass their own commonness. It is the sparkling magic of letters forming words, and those words colliding with passion, that makes statements into wisdom."
Author: Shannon L. Alder
243. "Dr. Peter Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists is a precise, passionate, compassionate and brilliantly reasoned work that will illuminate any and all minds capable of openness and curiosity. This is not a bedtime story to help you fall asleep, but a wakeup call that has the best chance of bringing your rational mind back to life.(Review of Dr. Peter Boghossian's book, 'A Manual for Creating Atheists')"
Author: Stefan Molyneux
244. "The Matisse seemed to respond to the decreasing light by increasing its own wattage. Every object in the room was drained of color, but the Matisse stood firm in the de-escalating illumination, its beauty turning functionality inside out, making itself a more practical and useful presence than anything else in sight."
Author: Steve Martin
245. "If you cannot be a sun that illuminates the light, be a moon that never tires of reflecting the light."
Author: Subhan Zein
246. "Although it was only six o'clock, the night was already dark. The fog, made thicker by its proximity to the Seine, blurred every detail with its ragged veils, punctured at various distances by the reddish glow of lanterns and bars of light escaping from illuminated windows. The road was soaked with rain and glittered under the street-lamps, like a lake reflecting strings of lights. A bitter wind, heavy with icy particles, whipped at my face, its howling forming the high notes of a symphony whose bass was played by swollen waves crashing into the piers of the bridges below. The evening lacked none of winter's rough poetry."
Author: Théophile Gautier
247. "What someone's lies reveal about them (aspirations to being an accomplished writer, fantasies of an exotic history and a cosmopolitan family) are always sadder than the fact of the lies themselves. These inventions illuminate the negative spaces of someone's self-image, their vanity and insecurities and most childish wishes, as we can infer from warped starlight the presence of a far vaster mass of dark matter."
Author: Tim Kreider
248. "You don't like me, do you?' he asked. ‘And yet, you liked it when I held your hand.'I stood there, burning with humiliation.He smiled. A spark of interest illuminated his eyes.‘I find that so intriguing.'‘I didn't like it,' I said, when I finally found my voice. ‘I hated it.'Marko smiled.‘Shall we try it again, then, just to be sure?"
Author: Vanessa Garden
249. "Reside en una iluminación profana, en una inspiración materialista, antropológica,para la que el hachís, el opio, o lo que sea, puede representar la escuelapreparatoria."
Author: Walter Benjamin
250. "In the preacher's words the Heavenly City has risen up, surmounting their lives, the house, the town -- the final hope, in which all the riddles and ends of the world are gathered, illuminated, and bound. This is the preacher's hope, and he has moved to it alone, outside the claims of time and sorrow, by the motion of desire which he calls faith. In it, having invoked it and raised it up, he is free of the world. But it is this hope -- this last simplifying rest-giving movement of the mind -- Mat realizes he is not free, and never has been. He is doomed to hope in the world, in the bonds of his own love. He is doomed to take every chance and desperate hope of hope between him and death, Virgil's, Margaret's, his. His hope of Heaven must be the hope of a man bound to the world that his life is not ultimately futile or ultimately meaningless, a hope more burdening than despair."
Author: Wendell Berry

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