„Don’t you know that you are the light of our eyes?“

—  Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi, 2013, El-Sisi addressing the Egyptians in a common Arabic expression of love to show how much the Egyptian Armed Forces love the Egyptians. As reported in Al Arabiya, 20 Dec 2013 http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2013/12/20/Egypt-Leaks-help-not-hurt-el-Sissi-s-image.html

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„You wear a thin disguise,
O, Light within my Brother's eyes!“

—  Aaron Weiss
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright (2009), Every Thought a Thought of You.

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„You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light;
You common people of the skies,
What are you when the sun shall rise?“

—  Henry Wotton English ambassador 1568 - 1639
On His Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia, stanza 1 (1624). In some versions "moon" replaces "sun". This was printed with music as early as 1624, in Est's "Sixth Set of Books", for example.

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„Young Schopenhauer, a zealous and thorough-going Kantian, tried to explain that light would cease to exist along with the seeing eye. "What!" he said, according to Schopenhauer's own report, "looking at him with his Jove-like eyes,"—"You should rather say that you would not exist if the light could not see you?"“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832
As quoted by Friedrich Jodl, "Goethe and Kant," The Monist (1901) f. , ed. Paul Carus, Vol. 11, p. 264 https://books.google.com/books?id=gnQKAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA264. As translated from Professor Jodl's MS. by W. H. Carruth, of the University of Kansas.

Carole King photo

„Tonight you're mine completely,
You give your love so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes,
But will you love me tomorrow?“

—  Carole King Nasa 1942
Song lyrics, Singles, Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1960), Co-written with Gerry Goffin, first recorded by The Shirelles, later by Carole King

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„The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the closer it contracts.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
Misattributed, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" in The New England Magazine, Vol. 1 (1831), p. 431.

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