65 Lighthouse Quotes On Success In Life

A lighthouse is a tower, building, or another type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a beacon for navigational aid, for maritime pilots at sea or inland waterways. These lighthouse quotes will inspire you.

Best Lighthouse Quotes

  1. “I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  2. “To be a lighthouse, you must be strong enough to resist every kind of storm, to every kind of loneliness and you must have a powerful light inside you!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  3. “At some time, often when we least expect it, we all have to face overwhelming challenges. When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is hope. Once we find it, we must cling to it with absolute determination. When we have hope, we discover powers within ourselves we may have never known- the power to make sacrifices, to endure, to heal, and to love. Once we choose hope, everything is possible.” ~ Christopher Reeve
  4. “Friends are like Lighthouses, with the sources of light coming from their hearts.” ~ Tom Baker

  5. “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.” ~ Dwight L. Moody
  6. “A lighthouse doesn’t save the ships; it doesn’t go out and rescue them, it’s just this pillar that helps to guide people home.” ~ Lea Michele
  7. “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~ Anne Lamott
  8. “A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  9. “If you open your eyes very wide and look around you carefully, you will always see a lighthouse which will lead you to the right path! Just watch around you carefully!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  10. “Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all others were making ships.” ~ Charles Simic

  11. “Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  12. “Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that. Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so.” ~ Vernon Howard
  13. “She is like a revolving lighthouse; pitch darkness alternating with a dazzling brilliancy!” ~ Henry James
  14. “A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  15. “For nothing was simply one thing.” ~ Virginia Woolf

  16. “If you are a lighthouse, you cannot hide yourself; if you hide yourself, you cannot be a lighthouse!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  17. “Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  18. “A True Friend who leaves heartfelt messages, can be a lighthouse to others, sharing light and truth, which comes from their heart.” ~ Tom Baker
  19. “Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  20. “He slept that night thinking of loves and lighthouses. That one love might shine to bring all loves home.” ~ Jamie O’Neill
  21. “Open your eyes and look around carefully at the moments when you think you have failed, because the lighthouse of the success mysteriously appears amongst the fog at those very moments!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan, Lighthouse quotes love
  22. “It’s about how you’re like a lighthouse, always searching far into the distance. But the thing you’re looking for is usually close to you and always has been. That’s why you have to look within yourself to find answers instead of searching beyond.” ~ Susane Colasanti
  23. “Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” ~ Edwin Percy Whipple

  24. “Somewhat of goodness, something true
    From sun and spirit shining through
    All faiths, all worlds, as through the dark
    Of ocean shines the lighthouse spark,
    Attests the presence everywhere
    Of love and providential care.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
  25. “And it was a most remarkable, a most moving glance, as if for a moment a lighthouse had looked at me.” ~ Ford Madox Ford
  26. “Every man should use his intellect, not as he uses his lamp in the study, only for his own seeing, but as the lighthouse uses its lamps, that those afar off on the seas may see the shining, and learn their way.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  27. “Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.” ~ Immanuel Kant
  28. “If you are writing the clearest, truest words you can find and doing the best you can to understand and communicate, this will shine on paper like its own little lighthouse. Lighthouses dont go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~ Anne Lamott
  29. “The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  30. “A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine.” ~ Dwight L. Moody

  31. “Art for art’s sake? I should think so, and more so than ever at the present time. It is the one orderly product which our middling race has produced. It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths, it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden. It is the best evidence we can have of our dignity.” ~ E. M. Forster
  32. “The lighthouse of the Lord sends forth signals readily recognized and never failing” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  33. “She belonged to a different age, but being so entire, so complete, would always stand up on the horizon, stone-white, eminent, like a lighthouse marking some past stage on this adventurous, long, long voyage, this interminable — this interminable life.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  34. “Love is like a lighthouse, a beacon in the dark. When you lose the path that lights your way, you feel that you have died, but I assure you, you have not. You are reaching out for help or you would not have found this page. So red these quotations, allow yourself to feel your pain and cry out your loss and anguish. As you let it go, you will find the strength and courage to put your relationship in perspective and move on.” ~ Laura Ramirez
  35. “I forgot and left the lighthouse on all night. Next day the sun wouldn’t rise.” ~ Steven Wright

  36. “The meagre lighthouse all in white, haunting the seaboard, as if it were the ghost of an edifice that had once had colour and rotundity, dripped melancholy tears after its late buffeting by the waves.” ~ Charles Dickens
  37. “A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef.” ~ Navjot Singh Sidhu
  38. “I had let want in, opened the door ever so slightly. But want without the belief you can get what you want is pointless. You have to hope, so I let that in too. You have to. To want things and go for them and believe, even in impossible situations…Hope was what you had when you had nothing else. Hope was the perfect shiny top on the Christmas tree, the glowing halo of every wish, the endless beacon of a lighthouse bringing tormented ships home at last.” ~ Deb Caletti
  39. “Like the vital rudder of a ship, we have been provided a way to determine the direction we travel. The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life. Our home port is the celestial kingdom of God. Our purpose is to steer an undeviating course in that direction. A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder—never likely to reach home port. To us comes the signal: Chart your course, set your sail, position your rudder, and proceed.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  40. “Seek not a lighthouse greater than the human mind!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

  41. “The Lighthouse was then a silvery, misty-looking tower with a yellow eye, that opened suddenly, and softly in the evening. Now— James looked at the Lighthouse. He could see the white-washed rocks; the tower, stark and straight; he could see that it was barred with black and white; he could see windows in it; he could even see washing spread on the rocks to dry. So that was the Lighthouse, was it? No, the other was also the Lighthouse. For nothing was simply one thing. The other Lighthouse was true too.” ~ Virginia Woolf, Lighthouse quotes
  42. “Everything is a hero: A lighthouse which gives light to us; weeds that provide shelter to little insects; a water drop which quenches a thirsty ant! Everything that helps us to live is a hero!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  43. “The library is every child’s lighthouse. It is every person’s sanctuary. It is every town and county’s fortress in the face of ignorance, intrusion, and bad behavior.” ~ Amy Bloom
  44. “Scepticism is a barren coast, without a harbor or lighthouse.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  45. “With her foot on the threshold she waited a moment longer in a scene which was vanishing even as she looked, and then, as she moved and took Minta’s arm and left the room, it changed, it shaped itself differently; it had become, she knew, giving one last look at it over her shoulder, already the past.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  46. “It’s like all my life I’ve been this tower standing at the edge of the ocean for some obscure purpose, and only now, almost eighteen years in, has someone thought to flip the switch that reveals that I’m not a tower at all. I’m a lighthouse. It’s like waking up. I am incandescent.” ~ Laini Taylor
  47. “You’re like a lighthouse shining beside the sea of humanity, motionless: all you can see is your own reflection in the water. You’re alone, so you think it’s a vast, magnificent panorama. You haven’t sounded the depths. You simply believe in the beauty of God’s creation. But I have spent all this time in the water, diving deep into the howling ocean of life, deeper than anyone. While you were admiring the surface, I saw the shipwrecks, the drowned bodies, the monsters of the deep” ~ Alfred de Musset
  48. “For me, a writer should be more like a lighthouse keeper, just out there by himself. He shouldn’t get his ideas from other people all around him.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig

  49. “In the distance I see a lighthouse. The light washes over us and continues on its rotation. This time, I don’t know where the light will guide us.” ~ Lauren DeStefano
  50. “When I write songs, I try to write in a way to reach as many people as I can, to be a lighthouse versus a flashlight.” ~ Chris Tomlin
  51. “What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  52. “If we do not do this our churches will lighthouses without light, wells without water, dumb witnesses, sleeping watchmen, silent trumpets, messengers without tidings, a comfort for infidels, jubilant joys to the devil, and an offense to God.” ~ Robert E. Lee, Lighthouse quotes churches
  53. “…she needed to confirm its presence. Like the keeper of the lighthouse and the prisoner, she regarded it as a mooring, a checkpoint, some stable visual object that assured her that the world was still there; that this was like and not a dream. That she was alive somewhere, inside, which she acknowledged to be true only because a thing she knew intimately was out there, outside of herself.” ~ Toni Morrison
  54. “A lighthouse is more useful than a church.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  55. “He looked very old. He looked, James thought, getting his head now against the Lighthouse, now against the waste of waters running away into the open, like some old stone lying on the sand; he looked as if he had become physically what was always at the back of both of their minds-that loneliness which was for both of them the truth about things.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  56. “Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, “Lighthouses” as the poet said “erected in the sea of time.” They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  57. “Country music is always changing but the Opry is always there to serve as a lighthouse for what country music really is. The past, present and future is all encompassed by not only the physical structure of the building but also the radio show.” ~ Dierks Bentley
  58. “Grief does not expire like a candle or the beacon on a lighthouse. It simply changes temperature.” ~ Anthony Rapp

  59. “The history of men of science has one peculiar advantage, as it shows the importance of little things in producing great results. Smeaton learned his principle of constructing a lighthouse, by noticing the trunk of a tree to be diminished from a curve to a cylinder … and Newton, turning an old box into a water-clock, or the yard of a house into a sundial, are examples of those habits of patient observation which scientific biography attractively recommends.” ~ Robert Aris Willmott
  60. “There was no lifeboat here in these deep, killing waters, not even a lighthouse, marking the way back to shore with its soft amber promise. There was only the storm of Barrons and the one I seemed to be, and if there were dark shapes moving in the waters beneath my feet that I should probably take a good hard look at and possibly reconsider trying to swim here, I didn’t care.” ~ Karen Marie Moning
  61. “Seek not a lighthouse greater than the human mind! Believe not the existence of an emotion nobler than the compassion!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  62. “Ah, children, pity level-crossing keepers, pity lock-keepers – pity lighthouse-keepers – pity all the keepers of this world (pity even school teachers), caught between their conscience and the bleak horizon.” ~ Graham Swift
  63. “Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  64. “Frequently also some fair-weather finery ripped off a vessel by a storm near the coast was nailed up against an outhouse. I saw fastened to a shed near the lighthouse a long new sign with the words “ANGLO SAXON” on it in large gilt letters, as if it were a useless part which the ship could afford to lose, or which the sailors had discharged at the same time with the pilot. But it interested somewhat as if it had been a part of the Argo, clipped off in passing through the Symplegades.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  65. “Frequently also some fair-weather finery ripped off a vessel by a storm near the coast was nailed up against an outhouse. I saw fastened to a shed near the lighthouse a long new sign with the words “ANGLO SAXON” on it in large gilt letters, as if it were a useless part which the ship could afford to lose, or which the sailors had discharged at the same time with the pilot. But it interested somewhat as if it had been a part of the Argo, clipped off in passing through the Symplegades.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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