We are told to let our light shine and if it does we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.
I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.
Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases for the same thing. Luckily it's usually a source of amusement rather than frustration. A flashlight by any other name is still a torch. My personal favourite is 'fairy lights ' which we boringly refer to as 'Christmas lights.'
I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift I love receiving it like jewels small islands.
I love Christmas not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
Close your bodily eye that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness that its effect may work back from without to within.
I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I've ever done. It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.
A lot of me is very up and you have to have light and shade. They are both important and you have to be able to balance them. You have to admit that sadness is part of you and that it enriches you. I use it in my work.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading a sermon or a didactic work.
When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves some turn up their noses and some don't turn up at all.
Whether they give or refuse it delights women just the same to have been asked.
She belongs to a race of delightful women who never do any harm whom everybody calls good and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
I remember when the wave of Jennifer Lopez Salma Hayek and these beautiful Hispanic women came into light and I looked up to them and I loved them but I was like 'Where are Middle Eastern women?'
What could be more lonely than to be enveloped in silence to be the last of your people to speak your native tongue to have no way to pass on the wisdom of the elders to anticipate the promise of the children. This tragic fate is indeed the plight of someone somewhere roughly every two weeks.
Books should to one of these fours ends conduce for wisdom piety delight or use.
When I wrote Living in the Light I wanted to share about how I live my own life and to encourage people to tap into their own inner wisdom.
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning but wisdom is like the sun.
To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom.
The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Knowing others is wisdom knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Of course I do have a slight advantage over the rest of you. It helps in a pinch to be able to remind your bride that you gave up a throne for her.
Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.