The sole purpose of human existence…

Give light and people will find the way.

Ella Baker (1903 โ€“ 1986)

Thus shadow owes its birth to light.

John Gay (1685 โ€“ 1732)

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Socrates (470โ€“399 BCE)

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Alan Dundes (1934 โ€“ 2005)

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.

Marianne Williamson (b. 1952)

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 โ€“ 1941)

Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadowโ€™s speed.

Howard Nemerov (1920 โ€“ 1991)

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.

John Burroughs (1837 โ€“ 1921)

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

Carl Jung (1875 โ€“ 1961)

Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.

Don Henley (b. 1947)

47 thoughts on “The sole purpose of human existence…”

  1. I have always loved Socrates quote about light, it is so pertinent to the current situation, but I love them all, great choices, especially Henley’s Zen style quote.

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