|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw:
declaration this man has just signed?
GUNNER. I havnt yet. Am I to sign now?
PERCIVAL. Of course. _[Gunner, who is now incapable of doing
anything on his own initiative, signs]._ Now stand up and read your
declaration to this gentleman. _[Gunner makes a vague movement and
looks stupidly round. Percival adds peremptorily]_ Now, please.
GUNNER _[rising apprehensively and reading in a hardly audible voice,
like a very sick man]_ I, John Brown, of 4 Chesterfield Parade,
Kentish Town, do hereby voluntarily confess that on the 31st May 1909
I trespassed on the land of John Tarleton at Hindhead, and effected an
unlawful entry into his house, where I secreted myself in a portable
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Eryxias by Platonic Imitator:
SOCRATES: And do we think it possible that a thing should be useful for a
purpose unless we have need of it for that purpose?
SOCRATES: Then if these things are useful for supplying the needs of the
body, we must want them for that purpose?
CRITIAS: That is my opinion.
SOCRATES: And he to whom the greatest number of things are useful for his
purpose, will also want the greatest number of means of accomplishing it,
supposing that we necessarily feel the want of all useful things?
CRITIAS: It seems so.
SOCRATES: The argument proves then that he who has great riches has
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Koran:
have gone away from me;' verily, then he is joyful and boasting.
Save those who are patient and do right; these- for them is pardon and
a mighty hire!
Haply thou art leaving part of what is revealed to thee and thy
breast is straitened thereby, lest they should say, 'Why is not a
treasure sent down to him? or why did not an angel come with him?-
thou art only a warner, and God is guardian over all.'
Or they will say, 'He hath devised it;' say, 'Bring ten surahs
like it devised; and call upon whom ye can beside God, if ye do tell
the truth!' And if they do not answer, then know that it is revealed
by the knowledge of God, and that there is no god but He- are ye