|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Pericles by William Shakespeare:
The stages of our story. Pericles
Is now again thwarting the wayward seas
Attended on by many a lord and knight,
To see his daughter, all his life's deight.
Old Escanes, whom Helicanus late
Advanced in time to great and high estate.
Is left to govern. Bear you it in mind,
Old Helicanus goes along behind
Well-sailing ships and bounteous winds have brought
This king to Tarsus, -- think his pilot thought;
So with his steerage shall your thoughts grow on, --
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Crisis in Russia by Arthur Ransome:
neatly described by Professor Santayana as a redoubling of
your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
It 's probably true that the "aim" of the Trades Unions
was more clearly defined in Russia than elsewhere. In
England during the greater part of their history the Trades
Unions have not been in conscious opposition to the State.
In Russia this position was forced on the Trades Unions
almost before they had time to get to work. They were
born, so to speak, with red flags in their hands. They grew
up under circumstances of extreme difficulty and
persecution. From 1905 on they were in decided opposition
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson:
not that I lack more; but having drawn so much the one day, I think it
would have a very ill appearance if I was back again seeking, the next.
Only be sure you have enough," I added, "for I am very undesirous to
meet with you again."
"Well, and I'm pleased to see you're cautious, too," said the Writer.
"But I think ye take a risk to lay so considerable a sum at my
He said this with a plain sneer.
"I'll have to run the hazard," I replied. "O, and there's another
service I would ask, and that's to direct me to a lodging, for I have
no roof to my head. But it must be a lodging I may seem to have hit