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Night is Darkest Before the Dawn

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Night is Darkest Before the Dawn Definition

Night is Darkest Before the Dawn.

  • Things seem at their worst just before they get better.

Night is Darkest Before the Dawn Examples

  • I know, losing your job seems like the end of the world. But you didn’t like that job anyway, think of the opportunities. Remember, the night is darkest before the dawn.
  • Night is darkest before dawn. I know it has been a rough series of operations since the crash. But regaining your independence will be priceless.

Quotes

The night is darkest just before dawn. But keep your eyes open; if you avert your eyes from the dark, you’ll be blind to the rays of a new day…So keep your eyes open, no matter how dark the night ahead may be.

Hideaki Sorachi

The night is darkest before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.

Christopher Nolan

Night is Darkest Before the Dawn Origin

Thus, as it is always darkest just before the day dawneth, so God useth to visit his servants with greatest afflictions when he intendeth their speedy advancement.

Thomas Fuller, A Pisgah Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof, 1650

Our idiom today appears to originate from a 1650 book titled A Pisgah Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof by the English churchman, historian and author Thomas Fuller.

Thomas Fuller is a notable historical English author known for works like his Worthies of England. Worthies of England is a catalog of the different goods and rarities of the various English counties of his time. Fuller was also an accomplished churchman in his life, holding the title of Champlain Extraordinaire to Charles II. He also held the high honorary title of Doctor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

The book from the quote above appears to be about a geographical look at the bible and the locations mentioned within. With long-lost maps mentioned as a companion to the book.