“The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by
the object of its love: he who loveth mean and sordid things
doth thereby become base and vile; but a noble
and well placed affection doth advance and improve the spirit
into a conformity with the perfections which it loves.”
Henry Scougal (1650-1678), Scottish theologian, minister, author. The Life of God in the Soul of Man, p. 25.