We expect immortality not merely because we desire it; but because the desire itself arises from all that is best and truest and worthiest in ourselves.
The desire is reasonable, moral, social, religious; it has the same worth as the loftiest ideals, and worthiest aspirations of the soul of man.
SaintSimon is described as the most estimable and lovable of men, and the most delightful in his relations; he is the worthiest of philosophers.
" The kingdom of God was not to be begun by whole parishes, but rather of the worthiest, were they never so few."
Hooker, who speaks of Jewel as "the worthiest divine that Christendom bath bred for some hundreds of years," was one of the boys whom Jewel prepared in his house for the university; and his Ecclesiastical Polity owes much to Jewel's training.