|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli:
tumults raised in the kingdom except those they provoked themselves.
But it is impossible to hold with such tranquillity states constituted
like that of France. Hence arose those frequent rebellions against the
Romans in Spain, France, and Greece, owing to the many principalities
there were in these states, of which, as long as the memory of them
endured, the Romans always held an insecure possession; but with the
power and long continuance of the empire the memory of them passed
away, and the Romans then became secure possessors. And when fighting
afterwards amongst themselves, each one was able to attach to himself
his own parts of the country, according to the authority he had
assumed there; and the family of the former lord being exterminated,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac:
Modeste was so afraid that Canalis and Dumay would meet that she
started hastily for the house to write to her poet and put off the
"Mademoiselle," said Dumay, in a very humble manner and barring
Modeste's way, "may your father find his daughter with no other
feelings in her heart than those she had for him and for her mother
before he was obliged to leave her."
"I have sworn to myself, to my sister, and to my mother to be the joy,
the consolation, and the glory of my father, and I SHALL KEEP MY
OATH!" replied Modeste with a haughty and disdainful glance at Dumay.
"Do not trouble my delight in the thought of my father's return with
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:
afraid than you would be; I am weaker, of course, but when I
found I must sleep alone in the house I bought a revolver
wonderfully cheap, and made the man show me how to use it.'
'And how do you use it?' demanded Gideon, much amused at her
'Why,' said she, with a smile, 'you pull the little trigger thing
on top, and then pointing it very low, for it springs up as you
fire, you pull the underneath little trigger thing, and it goes
off as well as if a man had done it.'
'And how often have you used it?' asked Gideon.
'O, I have not used it yet,' said the determined young lady; 'but