|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain:
"No," assented Tom, "they don't kill the women --
they're too noble. And the women's always beautiful,
"And don't they wear the bulliest clothes! Oh no!
All gold and silver and di'monds," said Joe, with
"Who?" said Huck.
"Why, the pirates."
Huck scanned his own clothing forlornly.
"I reckon I ain't dressed fitten for a pirate," said
he, with a regretful pathos in his voice; "but I ain't
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
something before you die, for which good men may honour you,
and God your Father smile upon your work.
Therefore we will believe - why should we not? - of these
same Argonauts of old, that they too were noble men, who
planned and did a noble deed; and that therefore their fame
has lived, and been told in story and in song, mixed up, no
doubt, with dreams and fables, and yet true and right at
heart. So we will honour these old Argonauts, and listen to
their story as it stands; and we will try to be like them,
each of us in our place; for each of us has a Golden Fleece
to seek, and a wild sea to sail over ere we reach it, and
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Complete Poems of Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Smiling at length he exclaimed to the stalwart Captain of
"Pecksuot bragged very loud, of his courage, his strength, and
Mocked the great Captain, and called him a little man; but I see
Big enough have you been to lay him speechless before you!"
Thus the first battle was fought and won by the stalwart Miles
When the tidings thereof were brought to the village of Plymouth,
And as a trophy of war the head of the brave Wattawamat