- A precious stone, one of those in the high priest's breastplate (Ex. 28:20; 39:13) also in the walls of the "heavenly Jerusalem" (Rev. 21:19; see also Rev. 4:3). Jaspers were of various Colors, most frequently green.
- Behold the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty water overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand. The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet. And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up. In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, And the spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate. Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing; yet they would not hear.
~Isaiah 28:2-6, 9, 11-12
- The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.