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Quotes of the Day for 5 January 2003 – Light

I have always been affected by the darkness of winter, and am quick to recognize that the days are already getting a little longer, a little brighter. It was traditional in many places for families to mark the end of Christmas (yes, today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas) by taking their tree to church on this evening to share a bonfire with other families to celebrate the Eve of Epiphany. I plan to let our outdoor Christmas lights burn one more night, and then unplug them for the year, and if you haven't already guessed, today's quotes will relate to Light.

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The quotes:

Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
     - Louis-Ferdinand Celine

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
     - Michel de Saint-Pierre

What is to give light must endure burning.
     - Viktor Emil Frankl, 1905 - 1997

Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
     - William Hiram Foulkes

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
     - Dylan Marlais Thomas, 1914 - 1953

My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends - it gives a lovely light.
     - Edna Saint Vincent Millay, 1892 - 1950


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