|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare:
Is it revenge to give thyself a blow,
For his foul act by whom thy fair wife bleeds?
Such childish humour from weak minds proceeds:
Thy wretched wife mistook the matter so,
To slay herself, that should have slain her foe.
'Courageous Roman, do not steep thy heart
In such relenting dew of lamentations,
But kneel with me, and help to bear thy part,
To rouse our Roman gods with invocations,
That they will suffer these abominations,
(Since Rome herself in them doth stand disgrac'd,)
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Anthem by Ayn Rand:
It is my eyes which see, and the sight of
my eyes grants beauty to the earth. It is
my ears which hear, and the hearing of my
ears gives its song to the world. It is my
mind which thinks, and the judgement of
my mind is the only searchlight that can
find the truth. It is my will which chooses,
and the choice of my will is the only edict
I must respect.
Many words have been granted me,
and some are wise, and some are false,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:
this fashion on the fundamental principles of life, and always
a divided mind. He admired immensely his father's talents
and the single-minded energy with which he improved them.
But in the paternal philosophy there was something that
and oppressed the young man, and made him gasp inwardly for fresh
and free action.
At times, during his college course and his years at the law