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20 Light Overcomes Darkness Quotes to Enlighten Your Day

Quotes are amazing, aren’t they? They can be uplifting, deep, funny, silly, enlightening, or plain ridiculous. The inspiring ones are my favorite! Here is an inspiring list of “Light Overcomes Darkness Quotes“. I hope you find them encouraging!

I tried to put these light overcomes darkness quotes into categories but the lines are quite blurred. I feel that although light and darkness are polar opposites, we often associate the two together. As if we can’t exactly separate them. I would prefer to focus on light quotes and leave the darkness alone, but maybe that is not the way it is meant to be.

Think about it for a second. We understand happiness because we experience pain. Without the rain we would never appreciate the sun. Light quotes can make us feel happy and content, but without the necessary darkness, we can’t grow in light alone.

Light Overcomes Darkness Quotes

I originally became fascinated with the subject of light and darkness when God taught me an important lesson in “How God’s Light Overcomes Darkness and Fear”. It became a topic that was hard for me to let go of as I suddenly saw lessons everywhere!

Perhaps these light overcomes darkness quotes will put you on your own journey. I’d love to hear about it if they do!

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Light Quotes

Before I jump into the quotes, let’s talk a second about why quotes help us? They encourage and inspire us, right? Our thoughts are powerful and what we put into our minds affects our actions. Taking Every Thought Captive is a course by Sunshyne Gray that helped me a lot. If you struggle with your thoughts, be sure to check it out!

As I said earlier, I attempted to divide these quotes into categories, but our line between light and darkness is a bit blurred. These light quotes are more light than darkness 😉

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Darkness can not drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

light overcomes darkness quotes

“What makes night within us may make stars.” – Victor Hugo

“Darkness will always try to extinguish the light. The light will always try to repress the darkness.” – Morgan Rhodes

“Don’t fight darkness- bring the light and darkness will disappear.” -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

light in darkness quotes

Oddly enough these light quotes make me want to embrace the darkness knowing that they only allow the light to shine brighter. As children of God, we are instructed by Jesus to be the light of the world. This means we are beacons in the storm, constantly pointing the way to the one true light. The world is a large concept, but what about focusing on being a light in your family, your community, and your church? Shine that beacon and point the way to the Father as Jesus did!

Darkness Quotes

Although this is a post about light overcoming darkness quotes, we should spend a little time on the power of darkness as well. Perhaps these could be considered “be the light quotes” because darkness makes me determined to be the light.

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” – Terry Pratchet

“I say there is no darkness but ignorance.” – William Shakespeare

light overcomes darkness quotes

“We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.” – Thomas Merton

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino

“I wonder if that’s how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don’t want it to win.” – Jasmine Warga

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What Does the Bible Say about Light in Darkness?

No collection of light in the darkness quotes would be complete without quotes from the Bible. So what does the Bible say about light in the darkness?

In the seven days of creation, do you know what was created on day 1? On the very first day of creation God created light. I used to ponder this as a teen. Why would the first thing God created be light? After all, life can not be sustained here on earth without the sun. Why didn’t God make the sun first?

I believe God made light on day 1 because it is an expression on Himself. God is light. There is something comforting about it, don’t you think?

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  (2 Corinthians 4:6)

“For you will light my path; the Lord will enlighten my darkness” (Psalm 18:28)

light overcomes darkness quotes

I enjoy collections of Bible verses grouped by topic. If you enjoyed these light in the darkness quotes, check out these posts! Bible Verses about Hope in Hard Times and 13 Bible Verses about God’s Love.

What Does Jesus Say About the Light?

Light quotes lead us to Jesus as the light of the world. We talked a bit earlier about us being the light of the world. We can only do this because Jesus is the light of the world! We are meant to imitate him in everything we do.

Then Jesus spake unto them saying, “I am the light of the world.  He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  (John 8:12)

Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.  (John 12:35-36)

Bible verses about coming out of darkness

For more verses about strength, check out “10 Fight Verses to Give You Strength”.

Light and Darkness Bible Study

During my study of light and darkness, I embraced both quotes from books, famous people, and also the Bible.

Are you looking for something deeper than light overcomes darkness quotes? I would love for you to check out my light and darkness Bible study. Click the image below for “God is the Light of the World: 31 Day Devotional”.

light and darkness bible study

You may also enjoy this Bible study on hope. We have hope because Jesus is the light of the world! Click image to subscribe to my encouraging weekly email and download this study.

Light Overcomes Darkness Quotes

I hope you enjoyed this list of light overcomes darkness quotes! Which was your favorite? I’d love for you to share with me what you liked and didn’t in the comments below!

Check out light quotes on Pinterest for more quotes, verses, and graphics.

I have a friend who has wonderful quote collections. Check out some of hers also!

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Hello! I'm Heather and this is Baby Joel, the youngest of five. At Lessons from Home you will find encouragement for your parenting and homeschooling journey. Healing from loss is also a major part of this blog as my family struggles through grief and brokenness at the loss of my beautiful 8 year old daughter.
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