|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift:
almanacks that poor King William was prayed for many months after
he was dead, because it fell out that he died about the beginning
of the year.
To mention no more of their impertinent predictions: what have we
to do with their advertisements about pills and drink for disease?
or their mutual quarrels in verse and prose of Whig and Tory,
wherewith the stars have little to do?
Having long observed and lamented these, and a hundred other abuses
of this art, too tedious to repeat, I resolved to proceed in a new
way, which I doubt not will be to the general satisfaction of the
kingdom. I can this year produce but a specimen of what I design
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The United States Constitution:
of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account
of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be
published from time to time.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States;
and no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall,
without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument,
Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince,
or foreign State.
Section 10. No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or
Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money;
emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender
The United States Constitution
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
our gains in battle.
12 Thou, Indra, art the mark whereon the eyes of all life rest,
A Bull who drivest with thy bull, wilt win the race together
HYMN CIII. Indra.
The Rig Veda