|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Charmides by Plato:
absolutely deny the possibility of such a science; let us rather consider
You are quite right.
Well then, this science of which we are speaking is a science of something,
and is of a nature to be a science of something?
Just as that which is greater is of a nature to be greater than something
else? (Socrates is intending to show that science differs from the object
of science, as any other relative differs from the object of relation. But
where there is comparison--greater, less, heavier, lighter, and the like--a
relation to self as well as to other things involves an absolute
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Theaetetus by Plato:
THEAETETUS: No, I did not.
SOCRATES: I meant to say, that when a person knows and perceives one of
you, his knowledge coincides with his perception, he will never think him
to be some other person, whom he knows and perceives, and the knowledge of
whom coincides with his perception--for that also was a case supposed.
SOCRATES: But there was an omission of the further case, in which, as we
now say, false opinion may arise, when knowing both, and seeing, or having
some other sensible perception of both, I fail in holding the seal over
against the corresponding sensation; like a bad archer, I miss and fall
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey:
between the houses, leading from the outside through to the
This passage now afforded Duane an opportunity, and he decided
to avail himself of it in spite of the very great danger.
Crawling on very stealthily, he got under the shrubbery to the
entrance of the passage. In the blackness a faint streak of
light showed the location of a crack in the wall. He had to
slip in sidewise. It was a tight squeeze, but he entered
without the slightest noise. As he progressed the passage grew
a very little wider in that direction, and that fact gave rise
to the thought that in case of a necessary and hurried exit he
The Lone Star Ranger