|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
longius anno remanere uno in loco colendi causa licet. Neque multum
frumento, sed maximam partem lacte atque pecore vivunt multum sunt in
venationibus; quae res et cibi genere et cotidiana exercitatione et
libertate vitae, quod a pueris nullo officio aut disciplina adsuefacti
nihil omnino contra voluntatem faciunt, et vires alit et immani corporum
magnitudine homines efficit. Atque in eam se consuetudinem adduxerunt ut
locis frigidissimis neque vestitus praeter pelles habeant quicquam, quarum
propter exiguitatem magna est corporis pars aperta, et laventur in
Mercatoribus est aditus magis eo ut quae bello ceperint quibus vendant
habeant, quam quo ullam rem ad se importari desiderent. Quin etiam
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Unconscious Comedians by Honore de Balzac:
consecrates great men? Yes, sculpture is priesthood; it preserves the
ideas of an epoch, and you give its chair to a maker of toys and
mantelpieces, an ornamentationist, a seller of bric-a-brac! Ah! as
Chamfort said, one has to swallow a viper every morning to endure the
life of Paris. Well, at any rate, Art remains to a few of us; they
can't prevent us from cultivating it--"
"And besides, my dear fellow, you have a consolation which few artists
possess; the future is yours," said Bixiou. "When the world is
converted to our doctrine, you will be at the head of your art; for
you are putting into it ideas which people will understand--WHEN they
are generalized! In fifty years from now you'll be to all the world
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie:
might result from such a course."
"I can imagine she would," said Sir James grimly.
"I fell in with her views. There is a certain notoriety given to
these cases. And the girl was very young--nineteen, I believe.
It seemed a pity that her infirmity should be talked about--might
damage her prospects. Besides, there is no special treatment to
pursue in such cases. It is really a matter of waiting."
"Yes, sooner or later, the memory will return--as suddenly as it
went. But in all probability the girl will have entirely
forgotten the intervening period, and will take up life where she