Quotes: illumination

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  • Adam Weishaupt
    Adam Weishaupt
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    And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.
  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
    John Adams
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    I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
  • Adam Weishaupt
    Adam Weishaupt
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    It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.
  • Adam Weishaupt
    Adam Weishaupt
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    Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination.
  • Andrew Lang
    Andrew Lang
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    Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.
    Source: 1910 Speech, quoted in Alan L. Mackay The Harvest of a Quiet Eye (1977)
  • Vilayat Inayat Khan
    Vilayat Inayat Khan
    Teacher of meditation and of the traditions of Sufism 1916-2004
    Vilayat Inayat Khan
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    The adept may reach one of those rare moments that spell illumination - aware of the light of the consciousness that illumines our consciousness as the sun dawns on the sleeping earth and bathes it in effulgence.
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer 1916-2007
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    The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
    Anais Nin
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    There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
  • Adam Weishaupt
    Adam Weishaupt
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    This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice.
  • Bernard Malamud
    Bernard Malamud
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    Usually when he forgot words he would wait for them to seep back into consciousness like fish drawn up to the hungry surface of a stream. He would remember the initial letter of the forgotten word or sense sounds in it; soon the word reappeared in an illumination.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
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    We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.
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