|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Memorabilia by Xenophon:
upon us of interpretative speech, by which we are enabled to instruct
one another, and to participate in all the blessings fore-named: to
form societies, to establish laws, and to enter upon a civilised
existence--what are we to think?
 Or, "Again, when we consider how many beautiful objects there are
serviceable to man, and yet how unlike they are to one another,
the fact that man has been endowed with senses adapted to each
class of things, and so has access to a world of happiness."
 Cf. Aristot. "Pol." III. ix. 5.
Euth. Yes, Socrates, decidely it would appear that the gods do
manifest a great regard, nay, a tender care, towards mankind.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
a case of hauling or carrying."
The clergyman's nutriment appeared in the doorway.
"Five miles," said the clergyman. He began at once to eat bread
and butter vigorously. "Happily," he said, "I am an eupeptic,
energetic sort of person on principle. I would all men were
"It's the best way," agreed Mr. Hoopdriver, and the conversation
gave precedence to bread and butter.
"Gelatine," said the clergyman, presently, stirring his tea
thoughtfully, "precipitates the tannin in one's tea and renders
it easy of digestion."
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Marie by H. Rider Haggard:
advised him to remain so, since it was evident that the Hottentot gods
would have nothing more to do with one who had deserted them. Thereon
he made a dreadful face, which even in the midst of my own woes caused
me to laugh at him, uttered a prolonged groan, and became so silent that
I thought he must be dead. However, the sailor who brought me my
food--such food!--assured me that this was not so, and lashed him tight
to the legs of the bunk by his arm and ankle so as to prevent him from
being rolled to bits.
Next morning Hans was dosed with brandy, which, in his empty condition,
made him extremely drunk, and from that time forward began to take a
more cheerful view of things. Especially was this so when the hours for