|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
"Her real name is Annie P. Miller," the boy went on.
"Ask him HIS name," said his sister, indicating Winterbourne.
But on this point Randolph seemed perfectly indifferent;
he continued to supply information with regard to his own family.
"My father's name is Ezra B. Miller," he announced.
"My father ain't in Europe; my father's in a better
place than Europe;."
Winterbourne imagined for a moment that this was the manner
in which the child had been taught to intimate that Mr. Miller
had been removed to the sphere of celestial reward.
But Randolph immediately added, "My father's in Schenectady.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
Who threw embracing arms around the hero whom gyavaiva praised.
6 Yea, many a woman is more firm and better than the man who
Away from Gods, andoffers not.
7 She who discerns the weak and worn, the man who thirsts and
She sets her mind upon the Gods.
8 And yet full many a one, unpraised, mean niggard, is entitled
The Rig Veda
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Study of a Woman by Honore de Balzac:
of which he could not penetrate.
"Oh! nothing that would interest you," replied his wife.
Monsieur de Listomere tranquilly returned to the reading of his paper,
and presently said:--
"Ah! Madame de Mortsauf is dead; your poor brother has, no doubt, gone
"Are you aware, monsieur," resumed the marquise, turning to Eugene,
"that what you have just said is a great impertinence?"
"If I did not know the strictness of your principles," he answered,
naively, "I should think that you wished either to give me ideas which
I deny myself, or else to tear a secret from me. But perhaps you are