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Radiance Quotes


"The one radiance shines through all things." - Joseph Campbell

"What is life without the radiance of love?" - Friedrich Schiller

"Characteristics which define beauty are wholeness, harmony and radiance." - Thomas Aquinas

"One who is patient glows with an inner radiance." - Allan Lokos

"Beauty is a radiance that orginates from within." - Jane Seymour

"When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Behind all these manifestations is the one radiance, which shines through all things. The function of art is to reveal this radiance through the created object." - Joseph Campbell

"Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of eternity." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Whatever is gold does not glitter. A gentle radiance belongs to the noblest metal." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Writing is not an end in itself but life transmuted into radiance." - Brooks Atkinson

"Contemplation places us in a purity and radiance which is far above our understanding." - John of Ruysbroeck

"Great grief is a divine and terrible radiance which transfigures the wretched." - Victor Hugo

"Everything which originates from pure love is lit with the radiance of beauty." - Simone Weil

"All the rarest hues of human life take radiance and are rainbowed out in tears." - Gerald Massey

"Your radiance shines in every atom of creation yet our petty desires keep it hidden." - Rumi

"Beauty is the radiance of truth, and the frangrance of goodness." - Vincent Mcnabb

"Time softly there Laughs through the abyss of radiance with the gods." - William Vaughn Moody

"Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth." - John Piper

"Oh to be my verse an answering gleam from higher radiance caught" - Frances Ridley Havergal

"Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance." - Boy George

"Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character." - Jane Seymour

"What is a cozy home? Where you enter and you feel the radiance of your divine self." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"...'tis He, arrayed In the soft light of his own smiles, which spread Like radiance from the cloud-surrounded moon...." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"..."tis He, arrayed In the soft light of his own smiles, which spread Like radiance from the cloud-surrounded moon...." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Preachers err by trying to talk people into belief; better they reveal the radiance of their own discovery." - Joseph Campbell

"A beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor pencilled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance." - Charlotte Bronte

"I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it." - Elizabeth Taylor

"Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance." - Morgan Freeman

"Now I am steel-set: I follow the call to the clear radiance and glow of the heights." - Henrik Ibsen

"When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance." - Anatole Broyard

"Purity is something that comes from another world. It's a radiance that enters into this world of transformation and change." - Frederick Lenz

"Just as the ocean has waves or the sun has rays, so the minds's own radiance is its thoughts and emotions." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"It is easier to gaze into the sun, than into the face of the mystery of God. Such is its beauty and its radiance." - Hildegard of Bingen

"Light or luminosity is created by the way elements are juxtaposed. They become reflective and a radiance comes from putting different things together." - Merce Cunningham

"The moon, also, is merciless: she would drag me Cruelly, being barren. Her radiance scathes me. Or perhaps I have caught her." - Sylvia Plath

"Beauty is an internal light, a spiritual radiance that all women have, but most women hide - unconsciously denying its existence. What we do not claim, remains invisible." - Marianne Williamson

"We're here to learn how to worship consciousness and radiance, evoke it in each other, and tolerate nothing less than our deepest love." - David Deida

"Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"All of consciousness is shifted from the imagined, the revisive, to the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is" - James Agee

"But beauty itself is not given to us by anyone; it is a power we have within us from the gate, a radiance inside us." - Marianne Williamson

"The mind's eye is perhaps no better fitted for the full radiance of truth, than is the body's for that of the sun." - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

"Brothers, he who dies here dies in the radiance of the future, and we are entering a tomb all flooded with the dawn." - Victor Hugo

"At fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Among the crooked lanes, on every hedge, The glow-worm lights his gem; and through the dark, A moving radiance twinkles." - James Thomson

"The stars are mansions built by nature's hand, And, haply, there the spirits of the blest, Dwell, clothed in radiance, their immortal rest." - William Wordsworth

"Fair Venus shines Even in the eye of day; with sweetest beam Propitious shines, and shakes a trembling flood Of softened radiance from her dewy locks." - Anna Letitia Barbauld

"A Christian community should do as Jesus did: propose and not impose. Its attraction must lie in the radiance cast by the love of brothers." - Jean Vanier

"The mind of man, cleansed of secondary and merely temporal concerns, beholds with the radiance of a cleansed mirror a reflection of the rational mind of God." - Joseph Campbell

"After you understand about the sun and the stars and the rotation of the earth, you may still miss the radiance of the sunset." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Victory always starts in the head. It's a state of mind. It then spreads with such radiance and such affirmations that destiny can do nothing but obey." - Douchan Gersi

"When you are happy, when you are laughing, when you are loving, the radiance of your Soul shines through, and all are lifted by it." - Roger Delano Hinkins

"The purified, integrated mind, so perfected in its own understanding, lives in close communion with the soul radiance so that light becomes the constant companion of the mind." - Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

"The True Self is infinite. It knows no boundaries. Pure essence. Pure light. Engulfing the mind, the soul, the body, the invisible real, with its radiance." - Alberto Villoldo

"A real artist is the one who has learned to recognize and to render... the 'radiance' of all things as an epiphany or showing forth of the truth." - Joseph Campbell

"I am neither male nor female, nor am I sexless. I am the Peaceful One, whose form is self-effulgent, powerful radiance." - Guru Nanak

"As though pure white snow flashed and sparkled with the color of bright ruddy wine, and was overcome by this radiance." - Anonymous

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One." - Bhagavad Gita

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, that would be like the splendour of the Mighty One." - Bhagavad Gita

"Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly." - Khaled Hosseini

"But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance." - David Deida

"Fair Venus shines Even in the eve of day, with sweetest beam Propitious shines, and shakes a trembling flood Of softened radiance from her dewy locks." - Anna Letitia Barbauld

"Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"You are not a body. You are not a mind. You are infinite light, infinite intelligence, the radiance of all beings, the dharmakaya - the endless light of creation." - Frederick Lenz

"The radiance in some places is so great as to be fairly dazzling... every crystal, every flower a window opening into heaven, a mirror reflecting the Creator." - John Muir

"Miracles occur, If you dare to call those spasmodic Tricks of radiance miracles. The wait's begun again, The long wait for the angel, For that rare, random descent." - Sylvia Plath

"To express the love of two lovers by a marriage of two complementary colors, their mingling and their opposition, the mysterious vibrations of Kindred tones. To express the thought of a brow by the radiance of light tone against a somber background; to express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance." - Vincent Van Gogh

"If you want to know yourself, Just look how others do it; If you want to understand others, Look into your own heart. What is life without the radiance of love?" - Friedrich Schiller

"If thou fill thy brain with Boston and New York, with fashion and covetousness, and wilt stimulate thy jaded senses with wine and French coffee, thou shalt find no radiance of wisdom in the lonely waste of the pinewoods." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The One remains, the many change and pass; Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly; Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity, Until Death tramples it to fragments." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"If you can but give to the fainting soul at your door a cup of water from the wells of truth, it shall flash back on you the radiance of God. As you save, so shall you be saved." - Moncure D. Conway

"We all find joy and radiance and a reason to move on even in the most dire of circumstances. Even in chaos and madness, theres still a beauty that comes from just the vibrancy of another human spirit." - Ishmael Beah

"Change the focus of the eye. When you have done that, then the end of the world as you formerly knew it will have occurred, and you will experience the radiance of the divine presence everywhere, here and now." - Joseph Campbell

"Just as your hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so this small earthly life keeps us from seeing the vast radiance that fills the core of the universe." - Nachman of Breslov

"I find joy and peace in the presence of God and the Holy Spirit sustains that worship, renewing my mind and restoring my heart...His radiance inspires us and enables us to bring Him the adoration due His name." - Laura Story

"Seeing the small is called Clarity. Keeping flexible is called Strength. Using the shining Radiance, You enter the Light, Where no harm can come to you. This is called Enlightenment." - Laozi

"And that Aha! that you get when you see an artwork that really hits you is, 'I am that.' I am the very radiance of energy that is talking to me through this painting." - Joseph Campbell

"A sister they had, Galadriel, most beautiful of all the house of Finwe; her hair was lit with gold as though it had caught in a mesh the radiance of Laurelin." - J R R Tolkien

"I watched her departure, as one watches a sunset. She went like a radiance through the dark wood, which was henceforth bright to me, from simply knowing that such a creature was in it." - George Macdonald

"Let the radiance of my enthusiasms envelop the poor courtyard and the bare classroom. Let my heart be a stronger column and my goodwill purer gold than the columns and gold of rich schools." - Gabriela Mistral

"I am inviting you to discover that deeper than any pattern, deeper than personality, deeper than success or failure, deeper than worth or worthlessness, there is a radiance that is undeniable, always present - the truth of who you are." - Gangaji

"We achieve true wholeness only by embracing our fragility and sometimes, our brokenness. Wholeness is a natural radiance of Love, and Love demands that we allow the destruction of our old self for the sake of the new." - Jalaja Bonheim

"You look at a star for two reasons, because it is luminous, and because it is impenetrable. You have beside you a sweeter radiance and a greater mystery, woman." - Victor Hugo

"Your friendship is a glowing ember Through the year; and each December From its warm and living spark We kindle flame against the dark And with its shining radiance light Our tree of faith on Christmas night." - Thelma J. Lund

"If you can but give to the fainting soul at your door a cup of water from the wells of truth, it shall flash back on you the radiance of God. As you save, so shall you be saved." - Moncure Daniel Conway

"Broad water-lilies lay tremulously, And starry river-buds glimmered by, And around them the soft stream did glide and dance With a motion of sweet sound and radiance." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Our failure to see and access the pure joy and radiance of life is owning to a lack of awareness. In any situation there is beauty. Even at the moment of one's death there is beauty." - Frederick Lenz

"The perfect view of existence comes from an unclouded, uncluttered life and mind whereby the radiance of perfect attention of the mind of the universe floods us at every moment. This is Buddhism. This is being on the path." - Frederick Lenz

"Radiance belongs to being considered precisely as beautiful: it is, in being, that which catches the eye, or the ear, or the mind, and makes us want to perceive it again" - Etienne Gilson

"The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness could we but see - and to see we have only to look." - Giovanni Giocondo

"A heavenly light more brilliant than all others sheds its radiance everywhere, and he who was begotten before the morning star and all the stars of heaven, Christ, mighty and immortal, shines upon all creatures more brightly than the sun." - Hippolytus of Rome

"Beauty [is] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency." - Cameron Diaz

"I arise today Through the strength of heaven: Light of sun, Radiance of moon, Splendour of fire. Speed of lightning, Swiftness of wind, Depth of sea, Stability of earth, Firmness of rock." - Saint Patrick

"The Christian woman should remember that she cannot buy true attractiveness; that radiance which really shines forth in beauty is of the heart and spirit and not of the body." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"That the sky is brighter than the earth means little unless the earth itself is appreciated and enjoyed. Its beauty loved gives the right to aspire to the radiance of the sunrise and sunset." - Helen Keller

"It is very difficult to pass from pleasure to work. Accordingly more poems have been swallowed up by sorrow than ever happiness caused to blaze forth in unparalleled radiance." - Honore De Balzac

"There is no answer to Auschwitz...To try to answer is to commit a supreme blasphemy. Israel enables us to bear the agony of Auschwitz without radical despair, to sense a ray of God's radiance in the jungles of history." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"[T]he experience of mystery comes not from expecting it but through yielding all your programs, because your programs are based on fear and desire. Drop them and the radiance comes. (16)" - Joseph Campbell

"How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun." Jem still had his eyes closed. "If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren't wrong." - Cassandra Clare

"Praise is literal food for feminine qualities. If you want your woman to grow in her radiance health, happiness, love, beauty, power and depth, praise these qualities. Praise them daily. A number of times." - David Deida

"O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, Be all - worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance, Frail living leaves burn with your brighter than cold stares - Make me your servant, your breath, your core." - Rumi

"Women think black is the most flattering color, but they're wrong. Pink adds a cosmetic-like radiance and warmth. Black drains the skin of color; pink delights the eye." - Oscar De La Renta

"Beneath the stars the lake lay dark and sombre," Stead wrote, "but on its shores gleamed and glowed in golden radiance the ivory city, beautiful as a poet's dream, silent as a city of the dead." - Erik Larson

"Whereas women are most turned on by a man's depth of presence, men are most turned on by a woman's radiance and energy: how she moves, moans, smiles, and opens in love." - David Deida

"When we see the secret beauty of anyone, including ourselves, we see past our judgment and fear into the core of who we truly are - not an entrapped self but the radiance of goodness." - Tara Brach

"How, thro' her tears, with pale and trembling radiance, The eye of beauty shines, and lights her sorrows! As rises o'er the storm some silver star, The seaman's hope, and promise of his safety." - Francis Of Assisi

"What is the glory of God? It is who God is. It is the essence of His nature; the weight of His importance; the radiance of His splendor; the demonstration of His power; the atmosphere of His presence." - Rick Warren

"Even as the moon grows queenlier in mid-space When the sky darkens, and her cloud-rapt car Thrills with intenser radiance from afar,- So lambent, lady, beams thy sovereign grace When the drear soul desires thee." - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

"The One remains, the many change and pass; Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly; Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity, Until Death tramples it to fragments." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"I'm no reformer; for I see more light Than darkness in the world; mine eyes are quick To catch the first dim radiance of the dawn, And slow to note the cloud that threatens storm." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Joy, beautiful radiance of the gods, daughter of Elysium, we set foot in your heavenly shrine dazzled by your brilliance. Your charms reunite what common use has harshly divided." - Friedrich Schiller

"The One remains, the many change and pass; Heaven's light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly; Life, like a dome of many-colored glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"It is a golden chapter in the history of India's maritime security. May INS Vikramaditya, imbibe the radiance of the sun and confidence of victory in each one of us." - Narendra Modi

"I - my heart - a gaping heart, enthroned in a radiance of blood. It is mine, it is ours. The heart - that wound which we have. I have compassion on myself." - Henri Barbusse

"There the Unstruck Music eddies around the Infinite One; There in the midst the Throne of the Unheld is shining, whereon the great Being sits - Millions of suns are shamed by the radiance of a single hair of His body." - Kabir

"Certain individual words do possess more pitch, more radiance, more shazam! than others, but it's the way words are juxtaposed with other words in a phrase or sentence that can create magic. Perhaps literally." - Tom Robbins

"Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of his worth. This cannot be done by mere acts of duty. It can be done only when spontaneous affections arise in the heart." - John Piper

"If the radiance of a thousand suns Were to burst at once into the sky That would be like the splendor of the Mighty one - I am become Death, The shatterer of Worlds." - Proverbs

"In beauty of face no maiden ever equaled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream - an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the fantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos." - Edgar Allan Poe

"I imagine the earth when I am no more: Women's dresses, dewy lilacs, a song in the valley. Yet the books will be there on the shelves, well born, Derived from people, but also from radiance, heights." - Czeslaw Milosz

"I'm no reformer; for I see more lightThan darkness in the world; mine eyes are quickTo catch the first dim radiance of the dawn,And slow to note the cloud that threatens storm." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"We all find joy and radiance and a reason to move on even in the most dire of circumstances. Even in chaos and madness, there's still a beauty that comes from just the vibrancy of another human spirit." - Ishmael Beah

"To me, wholeness is the key to aliveness. It is more than just physical vitality, it is radiance, coming from being at one with yourself and your experience. Life then flows through you." - Richard Moss

"The poet, the painter, the sculptor, the musican, the architect, seek each to concentrate this radiance of the world on one point, and each in his several work to satisfy the love of beauty which stimulates him to produce." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I want to paint men and women with that something of the external which the halo used to symbolize, and which we now seek to give by the actual radiance and vibrancy of our colorings." - Vincent Van Gogh

"To express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance. Certainly there is nothing in that of stereoscopic realism, but is it not something that actually exists?" - Vincent Van Gogh

"For me, a picture should be like sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem. It must have radiance; it must be like those stones which Pyrenean shepherds use to light their pipes." - Joan Miro

"To realize life in the abstract as noble or beautiful or humane, to set it forth so with radiance upon it, that is civilization in the arts. Shakespeare is the chief modern example of this supreme faculty of mankind." - George Edward Woodberry

"Newport Center has become a Mediterranean town. The climate here is the same as the Mediterranean's, and so is the architecture. This center exudes a radiance, an energy. It will become a special way of life for everyone." - Donald Bren

"For the Sensitive Plant has no bright flower; Radiance and odour are not its dower; It loves, even like Love, its deep heart is full, It desires what it has not, the beautiful." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"I simply define glory as the beauty of God unveiled. Glory is the resplendent radiance of His power and His personality. Glory is all of God that makes God God, and shows Him to be worthy of our praise and our boasting and our trust and our hope and our confidence and our joy." - Sam Storms

"Whenever we moderns pause for a moment, and enter the silence, and listen very carefully, the glimmer of our deepest nature begins to shine forth, and we are introduced to the mysteries of the deep, the call of the within, the infinite radiance of a splendor that time and space forgot" - Ken Wilber

"And what movies we saw! All the actors and actresses whose photographs I collected, with their look of eternity! Their radiance, their eyes, their faces, their voices, the suavity of their movements! Their clothes! Even in prison movies, the stars shone in their prison clothes as if tailors had accompanied them in their downfall." - Paula Fox

"However young, the seeker who sets out upon the way Shines bright over the world. But day and night the person who is awake Shines in the radiance of the spirit. Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work, with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine!" - Gautama Buddha

"But the 'project of me' can never be enough, for it does not meet 'the other,' and real living involves meeting. The touch and contact with all of life, the full freedom of non-separation, the completeness of full relationship, and the radiance of compassionate ecstasy is what we are inherently hungry for." - Rick Jarow

"The physical body is acknowledged as dust, the personal drama as delusion. It is as if the world we perceive through our senses, the whole gorgeous and terrible pageant, were the breath-thin surface of a bubble, and everything else, inside and outside, is pure radiance. Both suffering and joy come then like a brief reflection, and death like a pin." - Stephen Mitchell

"Noble, breathtaking, captivating, Christ-centered femininity is truly a sight to behold. It's a beauty that does not draw attention to the woman, but to Jesus Christ. It's a radiance that is not dependent upon age, circumstances, or physical enhancements. It's a loveliness that flows from deep within-the refreshing beauty of heaven, of a life transformed from the inside out by Jesus Christ." - Leslie Ludy

"There are stars whose radiance is visible on Earth though they have long been extinct. There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world even though they are no longer among the living. These lights are particularly bright when the night is dark. They light the way for humankind." - Hannah Szenes

"Find a teacher who is an integral being, a beacon who extends his light and virtue with equal ease to those who appreciate him and those who don't. Shape yourself in his mold, bathe in his nourishing radiance, and reflect it out to the rest of the world." - Laozi

"These people yapped loudly of race, of race consciousness, of race pride, and yet suppressed its most delightful manifestations, love of color, joy of rhythmic motion, naive, spontaneous laughter. Harmony, radiance, and simplicity, all the essentials of spiritual beauty in the race they had marked for destructions." - Nella Larsen

"A cluster of stars palely glowed above us, between the silhouettes of long thin leaves; that vibrant sky seemed as naked as she was under her light frock. I saw her face in the sky, strangely distinct, as if it emitted a faint radiance of its own." - Vladimir Nabokov

"You want to know about a good man? Man is the one who can carry the home and the family and have the strength to keep that weight going; woman is that which can nurture and nurse and be herself and can keep her radiance and have the strength of that." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Now and then in life, love catches you unawares, illuminating the dark corners of your mind, and filling them with radiance. Once in awhile you are faced with a beauty and a joy that takes your soul, all unprepared, by assault." - Jennifer Worth

"She wished she could visit Mariam's grave, to sit with her awhile, leave a flower or two. But she sees now that it doesn't matter. Mariam is never very far.... Mariam is in her own heart, where she shines with the bursting radiance of a thousand suns." - Khaled Hosseini

"What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can't be trusted-? What if the heart, for its own unfathomable reasons, leads one willfully and in a cloud of unspeakable radiance away from health, domesticity, civic responsibility and strong social connections and all the blandly-held common virtues and instead straight towards a beautiful flare of ruin, self-immolation, disaster?" - Donna Tartt

"Heroism is no extempore work of transient impulse - a rocket rushing fretfully up to disturb the darkness by which, after a moment's insulting radiance, it is ruthlessly swallowed up, - but a steady fire, which darts forth tongues of flame. It is no sparkling epigram of action, but a luminous epic of character." - Edwin Percy Whipple

"Spending your time with true spiritual friends will fill you with love for all beings and help you to see how negative attachment and hatred are. Being with such friends, and following their example, will naturally imbue you with their good qualities, just as all the birds flying around a golden mountain are bathed in its golden radiance." - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

"The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach." - Le Corbusier

"Nature gets credit which should in truth be reserved for ourselves: the rose for its scent, the nightingale for its song; and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self congratulation on the excellence of the human mind." - Alfred North Whitehead