|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Pupil by Henry James:
legs and looking over the head of his visitor at the grey negations
of his window. She wound up with saying: "You see I bring you a
"A definite proposal?"
"To make our relations regular, as it were - to put them on a
"I see - it's a system," said Pemberton. "A kind of organised
Mrs. Moreen bounded up, which was exactly what he wanted. "What do
you mean by that?"
"You practise on one's fears - one's fears about the child if one
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare:
that was so full of his roperie?
Rom. A Gentleman Nurse, that loues to heare himselfe
talke, and will speake more in a minute, then he will stand
to in a Moneth
Nur. And a speake any thing against me, Ile take him
downe, z a were lustier then he is, and twentie such Iacks:
and if I cannot, Ile finde those that shall: scuruie knaue, I
am none of his flurt-gils, I am none of his skaines mates,
and thou must stand by too and suffer euery knaue to vse
me at his pleasure
Pet. I saw no man vse you at his pleasure: if I had, my
Romeo and Juliet
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Sophist by Plato:
beginning of the sixth century before Christ,--the want of abstract ideas.
Nor must we forget the uncertainty of chronology;--if, as Aristotle says,
there were Atomists before Leucippus, Eleatics before Xenophanes, and
perhaps 'patrons of the flux' before Heracleitus, Hegel's order of thought
in the history of philosophy would be as much disarranged as his order of
religious thought by recent discoveries in the history of religion.
Hegel is fond of repeating that all philosophies still live and that the
earlier are preserved in the later; they are refuted, and they are not
refuted, by those who succeed them. Once they reigned supreme, now they
are subordinated to a power or idea greater or more comprehensive than
their own. The thoughts of Socrates and Plato and Aristotle have certainly