|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
in readiness for departure he turned to Tarzan. "I wish you
would come back with us, Greystoke," he said, "and if my
appeal carries no inducement possibly that of Smith-Oldwick
'and the young lady who just left us may. They asked me to
urge you to return to civilization."
"No;" said Tarzan, "I shall go my own way. Miss Kircher
and Lieutenant Smith-Oldwick were only prompted by a sense
of gratitude in considering my welfare."
"Miss Kircher?" exclaimed Capell and then he laughed,
"You know her then as Bertha Kircher, the German spy?"
Tarzan looked at the other a moment in silence. It was
Tarzan the Untamed
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Psychology of Revolution by Gustave le Bon:
by a mortal hatred for one another, but none of them is strong
enough to enslave its rivals.
This Jacobin intolerance is spreading to such an extent that the
rulers themselves employ without scruple the most revolutionary
tactics with regard to their enemies, violently persecuting any
party that offers the least resistance, and even despoiling it of
its property. Our rulers to-day behave as the ancient conquerors
used; the vanquished have nothing to hope from the victors.
Far from being peculiar to the lower orders, intolerance is
equally prominent among the ruling classes. Michelet remarked
long ago that the violence of the cultivated classes is often
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Golden Sayings of Epictetus by Epictetus:
punish, let him go free, saying, Forgiveness is better than
revenge. The one shows native gentleness, the other savagery.
"My brother ought not to have treated me thus."
True: but he must see to that. However he may treat me, I
must deal rightly by him. This is what lies with me, what none
Nevertheless a man should also be prepared to be sufficient
unto himself--to dwell with himself alone, even as God dwells
with Himself alone, shares His repose with none, and considers
The Golden Sayings of Epictetus