|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Intentions by Oscar Wilde:
From between the closely-neighboured boles astonished nymphs press
forward with loud cries -
And deerskin-vested satyrs, crowned with ivy twists, advance;
And put strange pity in their horned countenance.
Laelaps lies beneath, and shows by his panting the rapid pace of
death. On the other side of the group, Virtuous Love with 'vans
dejected' holds forth the arrow to an approaching troop of sylvan
people, fauns, rams, goats, satyrs, and satyr-mothers, pressing
their children tighter with their fearful hands, who hurry along
from the left in a sunken path between the foreground and a rocky
wall, on whose lowest ridge a brook-guardian pours from her urn her
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare:
Tis the Dukes,
And to say true, I stole it; doe I pinch you?
Is't not too heavie?
I have worne a lighter,
But I shall make it serve.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Illustrious Gaudissart by Honore de Balzac:
expressive of chilling irony.
"May be; the good-man knows a deal. He knows too much for other folks,
who can't always understand him."
"I can believe it, for he thoroughly comprehends the abstruse
principles of finance."
"Yes," said the innkeeper, "and for my part, I am sorry he is a
"A lunatic! What do you mean?"
"Well, crazy,--cracked, as people are when they are insane," answered
Mitouflet. "But he is not dangerous; his wife takes care of him. Have
you been arguing with him?" added the pitiless landlord; "that must