|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac:
every kind of treatment. What must the rest of the world be like
when one of the kindest of women forgets all her promises of
befriending me in a moment, and tosses me aside like an old shoe?
So it is every one for himself? It is true that her house is not
a shop, and I have put myself in the wrong by needing her help.
You should cut your way through the world like a cannon ball, as
But the student's bitter thoughts were soon dissipated by the
pleasure which he promised himself in this dinner with the
Vicomtesse. Fate seemed to determine that the smallest accidents
in his life should combine to urge him into a career, which the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Princess of Parms by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
accord, a manifestation of approbation.
The fellow whom I had struck lay where he had fallen, nor
did any of his mates approach him. Tars Tarkas advanced
toward me, holding out one of his arms, and we thus proceeded
to the plaza without further mishap. I did not, of course,
know the reason for which we had come to the open, but I
was not long in being enlightened. They first repeated
the word "sak" a number of times, and then Tars Tarkas made
several jumps, repeating the same word before each leap; then,
turning to me, he said, "sak!" I saw what they were after, and
gathering myself together I "sakked" with such marvelous
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
Whereupon it made this threne
To the phoenix and the dove,
Co-supreme and stars of love;
As chorus to their tragic scene.
Beauty, truth, and rarity.
Grace in all simplicity,
Here enclos'd in cinders lie.
Death is now the phoenix' nest;
And the turtle's loyal breast
To eternity doth rest,