"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 conformity with the perfections which it loves. The images of these do frequently present themselves unto the mind, and, by secret force and energy, insinuate into the very constitution of the soul, and mould and fashion it unto their own likeness." -- Henry Scougal. The life of God in the Soul of Man.