|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Anabasis by Xenophon:
March 399 B.C.
This was typed from Dakyns' series, "The Works of Xenophon," a
four-volume set. The complete list of Xenophon's works (though
there is doubt about some of these) is:
Work Number of books
The Anabasis 7
The Hellenica 7
The Cyropaedia 8
The Memorabilia 4
The Symposium 1
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Agesilaus by Xenophon:
arrogance, he bore himself more humbly than the most ordinary man. In
fact, what he truly took a pride in was the simplicity of his own
attire, in contrast with the splendid adornment of his troops; or,
again, in the paucity of his own wants, combined with a bountiful
liberality towards his friends.
Besides all this, as an antagonist he could hit hard enough, but no
one ever bore a lighter hand when the victory was won.
 Lit. "he was the heaviest of antagonists and the lightest of
The same man, whom an enemy would have found it hard to deceive, was
pliability itself in the concerns of his friends. Whilst for ever
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Young Forester by Zane Grey:
the kid more'n you do if you'd got one of them wollops."
"Bud, I ain't sayin'," replied Herky, with his mouth full of meat.
"Considerin' all points, howsoever, I'm thinkin' them wallops was
distributed very proper."
They bandied such talk between them, and occasionally Bill chimed in with a
joke. Greaser ate in morose silence. There must have been something on his
mind. Buell took very little dinner, and appeared to be in pain. It was
dark when the meal ended. Bud bound me up for the night, and he made a good
job of it. My arm burned and throbbed, but not badly enough to prevent
sleep. Twice I had nearly dropped off when loud laughs or voices roused me.
My eyes closed with a picture of those rough, dark men sitting before the
The Young Forester