|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Red Inn by Honore de Balzac:
philosophers, and observers. When a man's destiny is scientific he is,
at their age, a being who is truly many-sided. Even in making love or
in travelling, an assistant-surgeon should be gathering up the
rudiments of his fortune or his coming fame.
The two young had therefore given themselves wholly to that deep
admiration which must affect all educated men on seeing the banks of
the Rhine and the scenery of Suabia between Mayenne and Cologne,--a
strong, rich, vigorously varied nature, filled with feudal memories,
ever fresh and verdant, yet retaining at all points the imprints of
fire and sword. Louis XIV. and Turenne have cauterized that beautiful
land. Here and there certain ruins bear witness to the pride or rather
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Straight Deal by Owen Wister:
us and amuses us to see something new and different."
"Then," said the American, "you accept these hideous people's
invitations, and go to their houses, and eat their food, and drink their
champagne, and it's just like going to see the monkeys at the Zoo?"
"It is," returned the lady.
"But," the American asked, "isn't that awfully low down of you?" (He
smiled as he said it.)
Immediately the English lady assented; and grew more cordial. When next
day the party came to break up, she contrived in the manner of her
farewell to make the American understand that because of their
conversation she bore him not ill will but good will.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:
to do that she seems so like myself, or I like her in what I have to
"Why," I answered, "she too stays in the hive and suffers not the
other bees to idle. Those whose duty it is to work outside she sends
forth to their labours; and all that each of them brings in, she notes
and receives and stores against the day of need; but when the season
for use has come, she distributes a just share to each. Again, it is
she who presides over the fabric of choicely-woven cells within. She
looks to it that warp and woof are wrought with speed and beauty.
Under her guardian eye the brood of young is nursed and reared;
but when the days of rearing are past and the young bees are ripe for