"God is our highest good. Enjoyment of God is the only happiness that will satisfy our souls. To fully enjoy God is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here...[which] are but shadows. The enjoyment of God is the substance. The others are but scattered beams; God is the sun. The others are but streams; God is the fountain. The others are but drops; God is the ocean."
- Jonathan Edwards, 18th-century American pastor and theologian
(Painting: "Algerian Flower," by Lilias Trotter, 1853-1928)