|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Hiero by Xenophon:
 Or, "to rank injustice."
But honours have a very different origin, as different to my mind
as are the sentiments to which they give expression. See how, for
instance, men of common mould will single out a man, who is a man,
they feel, and competent to be their benefactor; one from whom they
hope to reap rich blessings. His name lives upon their lips in praise.
As they gaze at him, each one among them sees in him a private
treasure. Spontaneously they yield him passage in the streets. They
rise from their seats to do him honour, out of love not fear; they
crown him for his public virtue's sake and benefactions. They
shower gifts upon him of their own free choice. These same are they
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll:
hastily fitted on as wings, and so, with forks for legs, went
fluttering about in all directions: `and very like birds they
look,' Alice thought to herself, as well as she could in the
dreadful confusion that was beginning.
At this moment she heard a hoarse laugh at her side, and turned
to see what was the matter with the White Queen; but, instead of
the Queen, there was the leg of mutton sitting in the chair.
`Here I am!' cried a voice from the soup tureen, and Alice turned
again, just in time to see the Queen's broad good-natured face
grinning at her for a moment over the edge of the tureen, before
she disappeared into the soup.
Through the Looking-Glass
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:
I have no intention to describe the fight between Myles Falworth
and Walter Blunt. Fisticuffs of nowadays are brutal and debasing
enough, but a fight with a sharp-edged broadsword was not only
brutal and debasing, but cruel and bloody as well.
From the very first of the fight Myles Falworth was palpably and
obviously overmatched. After fifteen minutes had passed, Blunt
stood hale and sound as at first; but poor Myles had more than
one red stain of warm blood upon doublet and hose, and more than
one bandage had been wrapped by Gascoyne and Wilkes about sore
He had received no serious injury as yet, for not only was his
Men of Iron