• It is not the bee's touching of the flower that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time upon the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian.

    Thomas Brooks (1810). “Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices: Being a Companion for Christians of All Denominations”, p.8