|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
pellibus induxerant, tertia vigilia, qua minime arduus ad nostras
munitiones accensus videbatur, omnibus copiis repente ex oppido eruptionem
fecerunt. Celeriter, ut ante Caesar imperaverat, ignibus significatione
facta, ex proximis castellis eo concursum est, pugnatumque ab hostibus ita
acriter est ut a viris fortibus in extrema spe salutis iniquo loco contra
eos qui ex vallo turribusque tela iacerent pugnari debuit, cum in una
virtute omnis spes consisteret. Occisis ad hominum milibus IIII reliqui
in oppidum reiecti sunt. Postridie eius diei refractis portis, cum iam
defenderet nemo, atque intromissis militibus nostris, sectionem eius
oppidi universa Caesar vendidit. Ab iis qui emerant capitum numerus ad
eum relatus est milium LIII.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Emma McChesney & Co. by Edna Ferber:
Emma McChesney's face grew serious.
"But promise me one thing, T. A. Promise me that when you come
home for dinner at night, you'll never say, `Good heavens, I had
that for lunch!' "
A CLOSER CORPORATION
Front offices resemble back kitchens in this: they have always an
ear at the keyhole, an eye at the crack, a nose in the air. But
between the ordinary front office and the front office of the T.
A. Buck Featherloom Petticoat Company there was a difference.
Emma McChesney & Co.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau:
country has more reasons to despair of him. He forthwith
adopts one of the candidates thus selected as the only
available one, thus proving that he is himself available for
any purposes of the demagogue. His vote is of no more worth
than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native,
who may have been bought. O for a man who is a man, and,
and my neighbor says, has a bone is his back which you
cannot pass your hand through! Our statistics are at fault:
the population has been returned too large. How many men
are there to a square thousand miles in the country?
Hardly one. Does not America offer any inducement for men
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience