They are like the soap-bubbles which little children blow!
(George Everard, "Up High!" 1884)
"The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever!" 1 John 2:17
There is nothing in the world in which we can glory. Its possessions, its pleasures, its pomp and show, its praise and flattery — what are they? They are like the soap-bubbles which little children blow, glittering for a moment with blue and golden rays, and then bursting, and they are gone!
"Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun!" Ecclesiastes 2:11