The life of the spirit may be fairly represented in diagram as a large acute-angled triangle divided horizontally into unequal parts with the narrowest segment uppermost. The lower the segment the greater it is in breadth, depth, and area.
There is no surer evidence of an unconverted state than to have the things of the world uppermost in our aim, love, and estimation.joseph alleine
Religion, then, is Love's Celestial ForceThat penetrates thro' all to Its True Source;Loves all along, but with proportion'd Bent,As Creatures further the Divine Ascent,Not to the Skies or Stars, but to the partThat will be always uppermost, — the Heart,There is the Seat, as Holy Writings tell,Where the Most High Himself delights to dwell;Whither attracting the desirous WillTo its true Rest, He saves it from all Ill,Gives it to find in His Abyssal LoveAn Heav'n within, — in other Words, Above.john byrom
It is of great advantage that man should know his station, and not imagine that the whole universe exists only for him. We hold that the universe exists because the Creator wills it so; that mankind is low in rank as compared with the uppermost portion of the universe, viz., with the spheres and the stars; but, as regards the angels, there cannot be any real comparison between man and angels, although man is the highest of all beings on earth; i.e., of all the beings formed of the four elements.maimonides
No one can take culture seriously if he believes that it is only the uppermost of several layers of epiphenomena resting on a primary reality of economic activity.richard weaver
To cut off the uppermost skin of the secret parts is directly against the honesty of nature, and an injurious insufferable trick put upon her.
There is no surer evidence of an unconverted state than to have the things of the world uppermost in our aim, love, and estimation.
But the sunshine aye shall light the sky, As round and round we run; And the Truth shall ever come uppermost, And Justice shall be done.charles mackay
In this bad, twisted, topsy-turvy world, Where all the heaviest wrongs get uppermost.