|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo:
the eyes of the Revolution, we are the priests of the Republic, we are
the victims of duty, and must not be possible to slander our combat.
I have, therefore, tried that man, and condemned him to death.
As for myself, constrained as I am to do what I have done, and yet
abhorring it, I have judged myself also, and you shall soon see to
what I have condemned myself."
Those who listened to him shuddered.
"We will share thy fate," cried Combeferre.
"So be it," replied Enjolras. "One word more. In executing
this man, I have obeyed necessity; but necessity is a monster
of the old world, necessity's name is Fatality. Now, the law
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
is racked with jealousy. There is no better time for approaching
a woman, especially if she happens to be a banker's wife. All
those ladies of the Chaussee-d'Antin love revenge."
"Then, what would you do yourself in such a case?"
"I should suffer in silence."
At this point the Marquis d'Ajuda appeared in Mme. de Beauseant's
"I have made a muddle of my affairs to come to you," he said,
"and I am telling you about it, so that it may not be a
Eugene saw the glow of joy on the Vicomtesse's face, and knew
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Albert Savarus by Honore de Balzac:
worse out of the scrape if I had not been made to study law when I
"I made up my mind to go into politics solely, to the end that I
may some day find my name on a list for promotion to the Senate
under the title of Comte Albert Savaron de Savarus, and so revive
in France a good name now extinct in Belgium--though indeed I am
neither legitimate nor legitimized."
"Ah! I knew it! He is of noble birth!" exclaimed Rosalie, dropping the
"You know how conscientiously I studied, how faithful and useful I
was as an obscure journalist, and how excellent a secretary to the