Even One Candle

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

I really like this quote. It got me to thinking about Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. It occurred to me that they were both assassinated, and I asked myself, “Doesn’t that mean that their lights were put out?”

That’s when I realized another great truth in the quote. We can even lose our lives and still have our light live on and on.


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
This entry was posted in Life, Observations, Quotes I Love, Spirit and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Even One Candle

  1. so very true – and sometimes it shines even brighter after death!

  2. Oh so true Russ! I believe the purpose of our life is to leave something – a legacy – that is greater than what we are.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s