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Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Dutch humanist and theologian.

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

Light is the symbol of truth.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

Come into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English Romantic poet.

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) British poet and cultural critic.