|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor:
and accepted the grave counsel offered, simply stating that his
nature was not yet purified and chastened; he was aware he was not
walking in the Light; he believed it to be a troubled season
through which he must needs pass. His frankness, as he was
shrewd enough to guess, was a scource of perplexity to the
elders; it prevented them from excommunicating him without further
probation, while it left him free to indulge in further
Some months passed away, and the absence from which Henry Donnelly
always returned with a good supply of ready money did not take
place. The knowledge of farming which his sons had acquired
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Protagoras by Plato:
which are unlike in some particular, however slight, unlike.
And do you think, I said in a tone of surprise, that justice and holiness
have but a small degree of likeness?
Certainly not; any more than I agree with what I understand to be your
Well, I said, as you appear to have a difficulty about this, let us take
another of the examples which you mentioned instead. Do you admit the
existence of folly?
And is not wisdom the very opposite of folly?
That is true, he said.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
it is beyond me how you happened to be found under the
machine. Unless I am truly mad, I was the only occupant
of the roadster when it plunged over the embankment."
"It is very simple," replied the man upon the cot. "I
chanced to be at the bottom of the ravine at the time and
the car fell upon me."
"What were you doing at the bottom of the ravine?" asked
Barney quite suddenly, after the manner of one who ad-
ministers a third degree.
The man started and flushed with suspicion.
"That is my own affair," he said.
The Mad King