Darkness Proverbs

Sayings about Darkness

Darkness conceals the hippopotamus. ~ Zulu Proverb

It is difficult to catch a black cat in a dark room, especially when it is not there. ~ Chinese Proverbs

The darkness of night cannot stop the light of morning. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

The darkest hour is just before the dawn. ~ Traditional Proverb

Love is like the moon: now full, now dark. ~ Polish Proverbs

O foolish world, why are you scratching around in the dark? ~ German Proverbs

If you open the eyes of a blind man he wants to go back to the darkness. ~ Berber Proverb

Lovers and thieves always look for darkness. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

After dark all cats are leopards. ~ Native American Proverb

If you are going to die you will die in the dark even if you have been in the candle business. ~ South American Proverb

Choose your inn before dark, get back on the road before dawn. ~ Chinese Proverb

Without gold even the daylight is dark. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

A virgin’s heart is a dark forest. ~ Russian Proverbs

A stranger’s soul is like a dark forest. ~ Russian Proverb

The moon grows darker as it gets nearer to the sun. ~ Tibetan Proverbs

Who suffers from diarrhea, is not afraid of the dark. ~ Bantu Proverb

If you get rich, be in a dark corner when you jump for joy. ~ African Proverb

He who waits for the moon waits for darkness. ~ African Proverb

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~ Chinese Proverb

All cats are gray in the dark. ~ Traditional Proverb

In the darkness all cows are black. ~ Slovak Proverbs

Pick your inn before the dark; get on your road before the dawn. ~ Chinese Proverb

Heaven is dark and yet out of it streams clear water. ~ Afghan Proverbs

Do not blame the sun for the darkness of the night. ~ Georgian Proverbs

Drink and sing: the dark night is ahead of us. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Where there is love there is no darkness. ~ Burundi Proverb

Even a small star shines in the dark. ~ Finnish Proverbs

In dark weather the devil is in the air. ~ Walloon Proverb

In the dark all cats and all girls are beautiful. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

Even the candle seller dies in the dark. ~ Colombian Proverb

Who arrives in the darkness departs as night falls. ~ Chinese Proverb

At the bottom of the lighthouse it is dark. ~ Japanese Proverb

Quotations about Darkness

There can be no transforming of darkness into light, and of apathy into movement, without emotion. ~ Carl Jung

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

Darkness is to space what silence is to sound; i.e., the interval. ~ Marshall McLuhan

Man dies of cold, not of darkness. ~ Miguel De Unamuno

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. ~ Robert Alden

Love is only the game that is not called on account of darkness.~ Mangnu Hirschfield

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.~ Jean Paul Richter

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. ~ Og Mandino  

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~ Allan Bloom

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. ~ Mark Twain

When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people. ~ Jens Stoltenberg

If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities. ~ Isabella Rossellini

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. ~ Desiderius Erasmus

There is no darkness, but ignorance. ~ William Shakespeare

When you have a dark side, nothing is ever as good as it seems. ~ Pink

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest to all of us.~ Meister Eckhart

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. ~ Desmond Tutu

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and the best. ~ R. Turnbull

The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness. ~ Victor Hugo

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ~ Jean Giraudoux

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. ~ Francis Bacon

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness Proverbs

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