Too many are governed by the bare appearance of things, the false glare and tinsel-show of life. When someone looks upon a shining substance or metal, and without thought or examination takes it for gold, many are deceived by this mere superficial knowledge of men and things. This maxim is designed to put such on their guard, teaching them that though the outside cup be clean, the inside may be very filthy; and though sepulchers be white and beautiful outwardly, they are within, full of dead men’s bones and uncleanliness.

A watch may have a beautiful external face, while the machinery within is very defective and poorly adjuster.

A person may be finely decorated, of a beautiful form, and a very captivating appearance, yet the mind be uncultivated and unadorned, without principle, virtue or religion. Such is like a flower without perfume, like a body without a soul. Many illustrations may be given, but the above is sufficient to teach the careless and superficial observer the importance of examination, analysis and research, both pertaining to men and things.

One Today is Worth Two Tomorrows

Maxim One today is worth two tomorrows. Meaning What you can accomplish today is more important than what you have planned for tomorrow. Today is definite, it is now. If you are able to do something today, do it. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Time in life is limited....

A disabled man walks around the huge slum known as “El Fangitto”

A disabled man walking around El Fangitto, “The Mud”, on crutches.

Beautifully detailed map of Goffstown, NH from 1887

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Beautifully restored map of Whitman, MA from 1889

Historic old map of Whitman, Massachusetts from 1889

Beautifully restored map of Denver, Colorado from 1882

Detailed bird’s eye view of Denver, Colorado in 1882

Beautiful map of Onset Bay Grove in Wareham, MA from 1885

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Detailed bird’s eye view of Alma, Michigan in 1885

Historic bird’s eye view of Alma, Michigan in 1885