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.

Beautifully restored map of Rocky Hill, CT from 1869

Vintage landowners map of Rocky Hill, Connecticut as it used to be

US Clinches No. 1 Seed in WW3 Western Conference

The U.S. will play sixth seeded Syria next Saturday, and is expected to meet Iran in the Elitist Eight

Beautifully detailed map of New Kensington, PA 1896

Detailed bird’s eye view of New Kensington, PA in 1896

Longwood Mansion, the unfinished gem of Mississippi

Longwood, also known as Nutt’s folly, is a grand antebellum mansion in Natchez…

Historic old map of Slatington, Pennsylvania from 1883

Vintage bird’s eye view of Slatington in the late 19th century.

Beautiful Pictures of Bayamon, P.R.

In December 1941, photographer Jack Delano visited Bayamon and took these pictures

Choose a worthy life purpose

There are larger possibilities for you. Greatness of life is largely the product of definite…

Beautifully restored map of North Adams, Massachusetts from 1881

Historic bird’s eye view of North Adams, Massachusetts from 1881