70 Shine Quotes to Ignite the Light Inside You

Let these shine quotes inspire you to burn brightly and light up the whole world by being yourself.

Shining doesn’t mean you have to do big things and change the world. Some of us may think it involves bringing something significant to the table, but what it really means is doing your best and showing your genuine self.

After all, being yourself can send ripples in the lives of others, too!

In life, it is inevitable to have those moments when we want to push our limits and work ourselves out to be better.

This is why everyone can relate to the overwhelming urge to shine brightly and leave a lasting impression on the people around us.

So, if you need some guidance, then this collection is for you!

Keep reading below to inspire and motivate yourself to shine and spark a light in someone else as well.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these positive quotes and encouraging quotes.

Best Shine Quotes

1. “Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.” – Oprah Winfrey

2. “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

3. “Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world. There is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

4. “Be noble like the sun. Let even those who resent you for shining benefit from your warmth.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

5. “As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

6. “If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

7. “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” – Roy T. Bennett

8. “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

9. “Simply shine your light on the road ahead, and you are helping others to see their way out of darkness.” – Katrina Mayer

10. “Never dull your shine for somebody else.” – Tyra Banks

Shine Bright Quotes

11. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

12. “A star does not compete with other stars around it. It just shines.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

13. “To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “Shine with all you have. When someone tries to blow you out, just take their oxygen and burn brighter.” – Katelyn S. Bolds

15. “Let your light shine today, and let your personality blossom too. You don’t have to be a people-pleaser, just a people-lover.” – Beth Moore

16. “Your work is to discover who you are, and then, with all your heart, give your light to the world.” – Jennifer Williamson

17. “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.” – Jim Carrey

18. “If you want to give a light to others, you have to glow yourself.” – Thomas S. Monson

19. “Stars don’t shine because they want to be seen. They shine because they are stars.” – Alexander den Heijer

20. “Give it all you’ve got, and you’ll shine like you didn’t even think you would.” – Anonymous

21. “Accept your light and let it shine to create your own lighthouse on a stormy night.” – Pauline Duncan-Thrasher

22. “Do not allow others to diminish your light due to their own fears and insecurities. Instead, let your light shine so brightly that you illuminate a pathway for others to find their way out of the darkness!” – Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell

23. “You shine today. Tomorrow, it will be someone else. This continues till there is brightness everywhere.” – Anonymous

24. “You don’t need anyone. You’re like a star. Stars shine from within. They don’t need anything else.” – Layla Hagen

Also read: Happiness Quotes, Optimism Quotes

Positive Shine Quotes

25. “Life isn’t just about darkness or light. Rather, it’s about finding the light within the darkness.” – Landon Parham

26. “Shine your light on love and truth, and your soul will glow.” – Anthony D. Williams

27. “And like a colorful bloom of temporary lights in the sky, you will shine.” – Chad Sugg

28. “Brightness always begins with some darkness which makes it worth the moment.” – Anonymous

29. “You shine to prove yourself, not because someone expects you to.” – Anonymous 

30. “Sunshine and happiness go together like fish and chips!” – Catherine Pulsifer

31. “In the midst of darkness, light persists.” – Mahatma Gandhi

32. “Let light shine through the cracks in the armor of your staunchest beliefs.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

33. “When you possess light within, you see it externally.” – Anaïs Nin

34. “Do what makes your soul shine.” – Anonymous

35. “But somewhere on the great world, the sun is always shining, and, just so sure as you live, it will sometime shine on you.” – Myrtle Reed

36. “The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” – Shakti Gawain

37. “Your time has come to shine. All your dreams are on their way.” – Simon & Garfunkel

38. “There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light.” – Vern P. Stanfill

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Poetic Shine Quotes to Help You Feel Your Emotions

39. “‘You are a light,’ she replies gently, ‘And when you shine, you shine bright.'” – Marie Lu

40. “It’s hard to be a bright light in a dim world.” – Gary Starta

41. “So shine on through these days we have to fill.” – John the Apostle

42. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining. Show me the glint of light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekhov

Shine Quotes That You Can Apply in Life

43. “If you want the beautiful moments to shine, you have to contrast that with dark and gruesome moments. That’s the way life is.” – Tony DiTerlizzi

44. “Unless you glow, the world cannot see your presence.” – Anonymous

45. “Ours is the responsibility to keep our lights bright for others to see and follow.” – Thomas S. Monson

46. “Don’t let someone dim your light simply because it’s shining in their eyes.” – Anonymous

47. “Yeah, we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.” – John Lennon

48. “You don’t wait for the brightness to shine on you. Instead, you go towards it and find it.” – Anonymous

49. “The shine in you starts vanishing as you start giving up.” – Anonymous

50. “A soul is always shining underneath. The body has to express it.” – Anonymous

51. “Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.” – Thomas Aquinas

Short Shine Quotes

52. “Show up, shut up, and shine.” – Stephanie Savage

53. “The sun also shines on the wicked.” – Seneca the Elder

54. “Positive energy makes a person shine from within.” – Anonymous

55. “When the sun shines, you let it shine on you.” – Gayle Forman

56. “When you shine bright, some won’t enjoy the shadow you cast.” – Talib Kweli

57. “You can turn off the sun, but I’m still gonna shine!” – Jason Mraz

58. “The closer we get to being who we are meant to be, the brighter we shine.” – Anonymous

Enlightening Shine Quotes on Darkness 

59. “In the darkest moments of your life, there are stars shining bright.” – Anonymous

60. “Stars prove that you can shine even in the dark.” – Anonymous

61. “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” – Francis Bacon

62. “Small lights have a way of being seen in a dark world.” – Neal A. Maxwell

63. “Let your star shine so bright such that those still in darkness can finally see the light.” – Gift Gugu Mona

Rise and Shine Quotes

64. “Rise, sparkle, and shine, darling.” – Anonymous

65. “Rise and shine and give God the glory.” – Anonymous

66. “Rise up. Be confident and brave and shine.” – Anonymous

67. “Rise and shine, there’s an adventure waiting.” – Anonymous

More Shine Quotes to Put You in a Good Mood

68. “I’ll shine. Shine brighter than ever. The ones expecting me to break will watch me fly again.” – Anonymous

69. “We’ll let the sunshine in and shine on us because today we’re happy, and tomorrow we’ll be even happier.” – Dan Quayle

70. “And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me. Shine on until tomorrow. Let it be.” – Paul McCartney

What Made You Want to Shine Brightly?

Everyone desires to make something out of themselves and let their light shine brightly. But, it doesn’t mean that we all have the same motivations that drive us to be better.

Some people have their loved ones, and others have ideologies that fire them up to keep moving toward their dreams. But, what really matters is how sustainable it is because passion is not enough to help you shine and burn brightly for long. We must find the long-standing determination to progress and develop inside ourselves.

Hopefully, our quotes were able to make you reflect on your motivations and encouraged you to shine every single day. Remember to revisit our collection whenever you need some inspiring words to start your day.

Which shine quote is your favorite? Do you have more quotes to add to the collection? Leave a comment below!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

We take from each others’ hearts and courage, and it’s through our individual experiences that we learn how to rise above our challenges and pain. In so many ways, Quote Ambition is a platform that allows people from all over the world to gain the inspiration they need anytime, anywhere!

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