|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Madame Firmiani by Honore de Balzac:
and received (as a Cadignan) by the Princesse de Blamont-Chauvry, that
oracle of the noble faubourg, loved by her rivals the Duchesse de
Maufrigneuse her cousin, the Marquise d'Espard, and Madame de Macumer,
--Madame Firmiani gratified all the vanities which feed or excite
love. She was therefore sought by too many men not to fall a victim to
Parisian malice and its charming calumnies, whispered behind a fan or
in a safe aside. It was necessary to quote the remarks given at the
beginning of this history to bring out the true Firmiani in
contradistinction to the Firmiani of society. If some women forgave
her happiness, others did not forgive her propriety. Now nothing is so
dangerous in Paris as unfounded suspicions,--for the reason that it is
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Ezekiel 19: 2 and say: How was thy mother a lioness; among lions she couched, in the midst of the young lions she reared her whelps!
Ezekiel 19: 3 And she brought up one of her whelps, he became a young lion; and he learned to catch the prey, he devoured men.
Ezekiel 19: 4 Then the nations assembled against him, he was taken in their pit; and they brought him with hooks unto the land of Egypt.
Ezekiel 19: 5 Now when she saw that she was disappointed, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion.
Ezekiel 19: 6 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion; and he learned to catch the prey, he devoured men.
Ezekiel 19: 7 And he knew their castles, and laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness thereof, because of the noise of his roaring.
Ezekiel 19: 8 Then the nations cried out against him on every side from the provinces; and they spread their net over him, he was taken in their pit.
Ezekiel 19: 9 And they put him in a cage with hooks, and brought him to the king of Babylon; that they might bring him into strongholds, so that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.
Ezekiel 19: 10 Thy mother was like a vine, in thy likeness, planted by the waters; she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
Ezekiel 19: 11 And she had strong rods to be sceptres for them that bore rule; and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she was seen in her height with the multitude of her tendrils
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
But what I always say is: "Which of these
things will do the most GOOD in the world?"
Especially good to the POOR!
You know how frightfully interested I am in the poor.
I make that my test. I always say to myself:
"Which will do the most good to the great masses?"
I take such a serious interest in the MASSES!
We should think twice before we take romance out
of their lives and replace it with science of any kind.
For, after all, you know, they represent the Future.
We should all think of the Future.