|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Criminal Sociology by Enrico Ferri:
psychological laws as the natural factors of crime, which alone
can furnish a method of regulating human activity. And, when all
is said and done, they have clung to punishment as the chief
method of prevention.
Hence their teaching and their propositions have had no weight
with legislators, for these latter had not been convinced, as only
the criminal sociologist could convince them, that punishments are
far from having the deterrent force commonly attributed to them,
and that crime is not the outcome of free will, but rather a
natural phenomenon which can only disappear or diminish when its
natural factors are eliminated.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:
steady walking pace. No one, it is true, was slain; but the Thebans
all the same set up a trophy in record of the incident at the point
where the scaling party had been forced to retreat.
 See for affairs of Delos, never actually named by Xenophon,
between B.C. 377 and 374, the Sandwich Marble in Trinity College,
Cambridge; Boeckh, "C. I. G" 158, and "P. E. A." ii. p. 78 foll.;
 Erythrae (Redlands) stands between Hysiae and Scolus, east of
Katzula.--Leake, "N. Gr." ii. 329. See Herod. ix. 15, 25; Thuc.
iii. 24; Paus. IX. ii. 1; Strab. IX. ii.
 Lit. "Graos Stethos."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Parmenides by Plato:
or with another?
Then the one, being of this nature, cannot be in time at all; for must not
that which is in time, be always growing older than itself?
And that which is older, must always be older than something which is
Then, that which becomes older than itself, also becomes at the same time
younger than itself, if it is to have something to become older than.
What do you mean?