|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley:
discoveries in the improvement of some chemical instruments,
which procured me great esteem and admiration at the university.
When I had arrived at this point and had become as well acquainted
with the theory and practice of natural philosophy as depended on the
lessons of any of the professors at Ingolstadt, my residence there
being no longer conducive to my improvements, I thought of returning
to my friends and my native town, when an incident happened that
protracted my stay.
One of the phenomena which had peculiarly attracted my attention
was the structure of the human frame, and, indeed, any animal
endued with life. Whence, I often asked myself, did the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
With his usual courage and sincerity he pushes his view to its
utmost consequences. 'This view of the constitution of matter,'
he continues, 'would seem to involve necessarily the conclusion that
matter fills all space, or at least all space to which gravitation
extends; for gravitation is a property of matter dependent on a
certain force, and it is this force which constitutes the matter.
In that view matter is not merely mutually penetrable; but each
atom extends, so to say, throughout the whole of the solar system,
yet always retaining its own centre of force.'
It is the operation of a mind filled with thoughts of this profound,
strange, and subtle character that we have to take into account in
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Cromwell by William Shakespeare:
His guilty conscience makes him rave, my Lord.
Aye, let him talk; his time is short enough.
My Lord of Bedford, come; you weep for him,
That would not shed half a tear for you.
It grieves me for to see his sudden fall.
Such success wish I to traitors still.