|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Ball at Sceaux by Honore de Balzac:
first would give his name and his figure to the second, who should
keep his dark hair, then--perhaps----"
"What can you say against Monsieur de Rastignac?"
"Madame de Nucingen has made a banker of him," she said with meaning.
"And our cousin, the Vicomte de Portenduere?"
"A mere boy, who dances badly; besides, he has no fortune. And, after
all, papa, none of these people have titles. I want, at least, to be a
countess like my mother."
"Have you seen no one, then, this winter----"
"What then do you want?"
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln:
Inaugural Address of President Kennedy, officially on
November 22, 1993, on the day of the 30th anniversary
of his assassination.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, given November 19, 1863
on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth
upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and
dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war. . .testing whether
that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated. . .
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard:
any rate he was a bit of him, and, if I am right, I am not
ashamed to have failed in his case."
"Even Oro was not utterly bad, Bastin," I said, reflecting on
certain traits of mercy that he had shown, or that I dreamed him
to have shown in the course of our mysterious midnight journeys
to various parts of the earth. Also I remembered that he had
loved Tommy and for his sake had spared our lives. Lastly, I do
not altogether wonder that he came to certain hasty conclusions
as to the value of our modern civilisations.
"I am very glad to hear it, Humphrey, since while there is a
spark left the whole fire may burn up again, and I believe that
When the World Shook