|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Psychology of Revolution by Gustave le Bon:
all gatherings should be dispersed immediately. All these things
have been taught by experience, but in 1848 these lessons had not
been grasped. At the time of the great Revolution the psychology
of crowds was even less understood.
2. How the Stability of the Racial Mind limits the Oscillations
of the Mind of the Crowd.
A people can in a sense be likened to a crowd. It possesses
certain characteristics, but the oscillations of these
characteristics are limited by the soul or mind of the race. The
mind of the race has a fixity unknown to the transitory mind of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Enoch Arden, &c. by Alfred Tennyson:
For a score of sweet little summers or so'
The sweet little wife of the singer said,
On the day that follow'd the day she was wed,
`Whither O whither love shall we go?'
And the singer shaking his curly head
Turn'd as he sat, and struck the keys
There at his right with a sudden crash,
Singing, `and shall it be over the seas
With a crew that is neither rude nor rash,
But a bevy of Eroses apple-cheek'd,
In a shallop of crystal ivory-beak'd,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:
cit. p. 258.
 "Religious embassies"; it. "Theories." See Thuc. vi. 16; "Mem."
IV. viii. 2.
 Lit. "not stronger than those present."
 Or, "The dread oppresses him, he may be deprived of his empire
and yet be powerless."
 Cf. Plat. "Rep." ix. 579 B: "His soul is dainty and greedy; and
yet he only of all men is never allowed to go on a journey, or to
see things which other free men desire to see; but he lives in his
hole like a woman hidden in the house, and is jealous of any other
citizen who goes into foreign parts and sees things of interest"