|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Touchstone by Edith Wharton:
know how to turn over other people's money.
But it was in the more intimate reward of his wife's happiness
that Glennard tasted the full flavor of success. Coming out of
conditions so narrow that those he offered her seemed spacious,
she fitted into her new life without any of those manifest efforts
at adjustment that are as sore to a husband's pride as the
critical rearrangement of the bridal furniture. She had given
him, instead, the delicate pleasure of watching her expand like a
sea-creature restored to its element, stretching out the atrophied
tentacles of girlish vanity and enjoyment to the rising tide of
opportunity. And somehow--in the windowless inner cell of his
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy:
has been dead nearly one year, and -- "
"You forget that his death was never absolutely
proved, and may not have taken place; so that I may
not be really a widow." she said, catching at the straw of
escape that the fact afforded
"Not absolutely proved, perhaps, but it was proved
circumstantially. A man saw him drowning, too. No
reasonable person has any doubt of his death; nor
have you, ma'am, I should imagine.
"O yes I have, or I should have acted differently,"
she said, gently. "From the first, I have had a strange
Far From the Madding Crowd
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Proverbs 14: 13 Even in laughter the heart acheth; and the end of mirth is heaviness.
Proverbs 14: 14 The dissembler in heart shall have his fill from his own ways; and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
Proverbs 14: 15 The thoughtless believeth every word; but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Proverbs 14: 16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; but the fool behaveth overbearingly, and is confident.
Proverbs 14: 17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly; and a man of wicked devices is hated.
Proverbs 14: 18 The thoughtless come into possession of folly; but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Proverbs 14: 19 The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Proverbs 14: 20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour; but the rich hath many friends.
Proverbs 14: 21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious unto the humble, happy is he.
Proverbs 14: 22 Shall they not go astray that devise evil? But mercy and truth shall be for them that devise good.
Proverbs 14: 23 In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.