|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare:
Our strength as weak, our weakness past compare,
That seeming to be most which we indeed least are.
Then vail your stomachs, for it is no boot,
And place your hands below your husband's foot:
In token of which duty, if he please,
My hand is ready; may it do him ease.
Why, there's a wench! Come on, and kiss me, Kate.
Well, go thy ways, old lad, for thou shalt ha't.
The Taming of the Shrew
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The United States Bill of Rights:
nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,
nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a
speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district
wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have
been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature
and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him;
to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor,
and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Gambara by Honore de Balzac:
In the evening the Count made his appearance, and found the wine,
according to his instructions, set out with some care by Marianna and
Giardini. Gambara proudly exhibited the little drums, on which lay the
powder by means of which he made his observations on the pitch and
quality of the sounds emitted by his instruments.
"You see," said he, "by what simple means I can prove the most
important propositions. Acoustics thus can show me the analogous
effects of sound on every object of its impact. All harmonies start
from a common centre and preserve the closest relations among
themselves; or rather, harmony, like light, is decomposable by our art
as a ray is by a prism."