I am an earthen vessel..

..In comparative form I am the lesser bodied then the celestial. Under the firmament I was fashioned, just beneath the angels I was impassioned. I am Made Greater bodied by HIS love, Made Greater bodied then the host's above. all that has been conceived, was conceived for HIMSELF to please.

I was to paradise lost - I am to paradise found.

I am Enamored, I am preserved, I am released, I am Raptured..this is all I know of my history. As for my destiny to come...like what is and what will be?

My conclusion is only Elohim's LOVE for me.

Listen to the pulsing chorus of insects;
 the rain laden verdure sways gracefully by the subtle air.

In the distance Birds chirp in lazy erratic calls.
I join in, and add nothing but these words.

And Nature, the old nurse, took
The child upon her knee,
Saying: Here is a story–book
Thy Father has written for thee.
Come, wander with me, she said,
Into regions yet untrod;
And read what is still unread
In the manuscripts of God.

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (via itsquoted)

It is harder to see than it is to express. The whole value of art rests in the artist’s ability to see well into what is before him.

—Robert Henri (via itsquoted)

There is a good side and a bad side to most people, and in accordance with your own character and disposition you will bring out one of them and the other will remain a sealed book to you.

—Mark Twain (via itsquoted)

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

—Thomas Jefferson (via itsquoted)

Whatever improvement we make in ourselves, we are thereby sure to meliorate our future condition.

—William Paley (via itsquoted)

That learning which thou gettest by thy own observation and experience is far beyond that which thou gettest by precept; as the knowledge of a traveller exceeds that which is got by reading.

—Thomas à Kempis (via itsquoted)

I have lived my life somewhere in between the two.

Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.

—Arthur Miller (via itsquoted)

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies, seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.

—Charles Caleb Colton (via itsquoted)