|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Symposium by Xenophon:
to strike the mind of any one must certainly have been that beauty has
by nature something regal in it; and the more so, if it chance to be
combined (as now in the person of Autolycus) with modesty and self-
respect. Even as when a splendid object blazes forth at night, the
eyes of men are riveted, so now the beauty of Autolycus drew on
him the gaze of all; nor was there one of those onlookers but was
stirred to his soul's depth by him who sat there. Some fell into
unwonted silence, while the gestures of the rest were equally
 Al. "Autolycus found a seat beside his father, while the rest
reclined on couches in the usual fashion." See Schneider's note.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
State holy or unhallow'd, what of that?
Is not his grace protector to the king?
[Aside] Plantagenet, I see, must hold his tongue,
Lest it be said, 'Speak, sirrah, when you should:
Must your bold verdict enter talk with lords?'
Else would I have a fling at Winchester.
Uncles of Gloucester and of Winchester,
The special watchmen of our English weal,
I would prevail, if prayers might prevail,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Master Key by L. Frank Baum:
brilliant assemblage awaited, in hushed and anxious groups, for
opportunity to obtain audience with the king.
"I hope his Majesty isn't busy," said Rob to a solemn-visaged official
who confronted him. "I want to have a little talk with him."
"I--I--ah--beg pardon!" exclaimed the astounded master of ceremonies.
"What name, please?"
"Oh, never mind my name," replied Rob, and pushing the gentleman aside
he entered the audience chamber of the great king.
King Edward was engaged in earnest consultation with one of his
ministers, and after a look of surprise in Rob's direction and a grave
bow he bestowed no further attention upon the intruder.
The Master Key