|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Philosophy 4 by Owen Wister:
his cart. They turned a corner, and from a long way off came the sight
of the tower of Memorial Hall. Plain above all intervening tenements
and foliage it rose. Over there beneath its shadow were examinations
and Oscar. It caught Billy's roving eye, and he nudged Bertie, pointing
silently to it. "Ha, ha!" sang Bertie. And beneath his light whip the
gelding sprang forward into its stride.
The clocks of Massachusetts struck eleven. Oscar rose doubtfully from
his chair in Billy's study. Again he looked into Billy's bedroom and at
the empty bed. Then he went for a moment and watched the still forcibly
sleeping John. He turned his eyes this way and that, and after standing
for a while moved quietly back to his chair and sat down with the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Philebus by Plato:
SOCRATES: Now let us part off the life of pleasure from the life of
wisdom, and pass them in review.
PROTARCHUS: How do you mean?
SOCRATES: Let there be no wisdom in the life of pleasure, nor any pleasure
in the life of wisdom, for if either of them is the chief good, it cannot
be supposed to want anything, but if either is shown to want anything, then
it cannot really be the chief good.
SOCRATES: And will you help us to test these two lives?
SOCRATES: Then answer.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Unseen World and Other Essays by John Fiske:
neglect of such books as failed to answer the dogmatic
requirements of the Church, may probably be attributed the loss
of so many of the earlier gospels. It is doubtless for this
reason that we do not possess the Aramaean original of the
"Logia" of Matthew, or the "Memorabilia" of Mark, the companion
of Peter,--two works to which Papias (A. D. 120) alludes as
containing authentic reports of the utterances of Jesus.
These considerations will, we believe, sufficiently explain the
curious circumstance that, while we know the Christ of dogma so
intimately, we know the Jesus of history so slightly. The
literature of early Christianity enables us to trace with
The Unseen World and Other Essays