1 Kings 7:22
And on the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.
I am sorry for persons who always see the bad first, and the good last, or never. Whether it be in art, or whether it be the conduct of affairs, or whether it be in social life, one should know what is harmony and what is discord, what is straight and what is crooked, what is right and what is wrong. A man that is strongly sensitive to the beautiful, and true, and right, is in a healthy condition of mind — and health is the most. beautiful thing in the world. In the plant, in its place; in the animal, in its place; in society, in its place; in all parts of the mental economy, a healthy, normal condition — that is the thing which is the most beautiful, and which ought to be the most attractive.
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.