|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Proposed Roads To Freedom by Bertrand Russell:
thing they do not know is ``where the shoe pinches.''
But those who know this are probably not skilled in
stating their case, not able to say off-hand exactly
how many shoes are pinching how many feet, or what
is the precise remedy required. The answer prepared
for Ministers by the Civil Service is accepted by the
``respectable'' public as impartial, and is regarded
as disposing of the case of malcontents except on a
first-class political question on which elections may
be won or lost. That at least is the way in which
things are managed in England. And there is every
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Statesman by Plato:
YOUNG SOCRATES: Clearly.
STRANGER: A task has to be accomplished, which, although difficult,
appears to be necessary.
YOUNG SOCRATES: Certainly the attempt must be made.
STRANGER: To assume that one part of virtue differs in kind from another,
is a position easily assailable by contentious disputants, who appeal to
YOUNG SOCRATES: I do not understand.
STRANGER: Let me put the matter in another way: I suppose that you would
consider courage to be a part of virtue?
YOUNG SOCRATES: Certainly I should.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
proposed being engaged by Mr. Wickham for those very dances;
and to have Mr. Collins instead! her liveliness had never been
worse times. There was no help for it, however. Mr.
Wickham's happiness and her own were perforce delayed a little
longer, and Mr. Collins' proposal accepted with as good a grace
as she could. She was not better the pleased with his gallantry
from the idea it suggested of something more. It now first
struck her, that SHE was selected from among her sisters as
worthy of being mistress of Hunsford Parsonage, and of
assisting to form a quadrille table at Rosings, in the absence of
more eligible visitors. The idea soon reached to conviction, as
Pride and Prejudice