|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:
house that stood alone in an encumbered yard, opened the
door, and begged me to enter.
'But why?' said I. 'I demand to see Sir George.'
'Madam,' returned Mr. Kentish, looking suddenly as black as
thunder, 'to drop all fence, I know neither who nor what you
are; beyond the fact that you are not the person whose name
you have assumed. But be what you please, spy, ghost, devil,
or most ill-judging jester, if you do not immediately enter
that house, I will cut you to the earth.' And even as he
spoke, he threw an uneasy glance behind him at the following
crowd of blacks.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Othello by William Shakespeare:
To spend with thee. We must obey the time.
Iago. What saist thou Noble heart?
Rod. What will I do, think'st thou?
Iago. Why go to bed and sleepe
Rod. I will incontinently drowne my selfe
Iago. If thou do'st, I shall neuer loue thee after. Why
thou silly Gentleman?
Rod. It is sillynesse to liue, when to liue is torment:
and then haue we a prescription to dye, when death is
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger:
finds in her child the fulfilment of her own desires. In free instead
of compulsory motherhood she finds the avenue of her own development
and expression. No longer bound by an unending series of pregnancies,
at liberty to safeguard the development of her own children, she may
now extend her beneficent influence beyond her own home. In becoming
thus intensified, motherhood may also broaden and become more
extensive as well. The mother sees that the welfare of her own
children is bound up with the welfare of all others. Not upon the
basis of sentimental charity or gratuitous ``welfare-work'' but upon
that of enlightened self-interest, such a mother may exert her
influence among the less fortunate and less enlightened.