|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
to them which came not to their fathers of yore? Or did they not
know their apostle, that they thus deny him? Or do they say, 'He is
possessed by a ginn?' Nay, he came to them with the truth, and most of
them are averse from the truth.
But if the truth were to follow their lusts, the heavens and the
earth would be corrupted with all who in them are!-Nay, we brought
them their reminder, but they from their reminder turn aside.
Or dost thou ask them for a tribute? but the tribute of thy Lord
is better, for He is the best of those who provide.
And, verily, thou dost call them to a right way; but, verily,
those who believe not in the hereafter from the way do veer.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
"I still believe in his honesty," said the Frogman, and this tribute
so pleased the Bear King that he gave these last speakers grateful
looks, but still gazed sourly on the others.
"Come to think of it," remarked the Wizard, "Ozma couldn't be
invisible, for she is a fairy, and fairies cannot be made invisible
against their will. Of course, she could be imprisoned by the
magician or enchanted or transformed, in spite of her fairy powers,
but Ugu could not render her invisible by any magic at his command."
"I wonder if she's been transformed into Button-Bright?" said Dorothy
nervously. Then she looked steadily at the boy and asked, "Are you
Ozma? Tell me truly!"
The Lost Princess of Oz
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass:
before he can become insensible to that cry. It is the righteous
of the cause--the humanity of the cause--which constitutes its
potency. As one genuine bankbill is worth more than a thousand
counterfeits, so is one man, with right on his side, worth more
than a thousand in the wrong. "One may chase a thousand, and put
ten thousand to flight." It is, therefore, upon the goodness of
our cause, more than upon all other auxiliaries, that we depend
for its final triumph.
Another source of congratulations is the fact that, amid all the
efforts made by the church, the government, and the people at
large, to stay the onward progress of this movment, its course
My Bondage and My Freedom