|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson:
Courteous as any knight--but now, if knight,
The marvel dies, and leaves me fooled and tricked,
And only wondering wherefore played upon:
And doubtful whether I and mine be scorned.
Where should be truth if not in Arthur's hall,
In Arthur's presence? Knight, knave, prince and fool,
I hate thee and for ever.'
And Lancelot said,
'Blessd be thou, Sir Gareth! knight art thou
To the King's best wish. O damsel, be you wise
To call him shamed, who is but overthrown?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Gorgias by Plato:
his character unimpeached by any verdict of the Athenians--this was during
the time when they were not so good--yet afterwards, when they had been
made good and gentle by him, at the very end of his life they convicted him
of theft, and almost put him to death, clearly under the notion that he was
CALLICLES: Well, but how does that prove Pericles' badness?
SOCRATES: Why, surely you would say that he was a bad manager of asses or
horses or oxen, who had received them originally neither kicking nor
butting nor biting him, and implanted in them all these savage tricks?
Would he not be a bad manager of any animals who received them gentle, and
made them fiercer than they were when he received them? What do you say?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot:
pace with the trend of thought, and to perfect their
organisations so as to be ready for the crisis when it developed.
The first Krupp anti-aircraft field-piece was a 6.5 centimetre (2
9/16 inch) arm. It possessed many interesting features, the most
salient of which was the design of the axle of the carriage. The
rigid axle for the two wheels was replaced by an axle made in two
sections, and joined together in the form of a universal
coupling, so that each wheel virtually possessed its own axle, or
rather half-axle. This was connected with the cradle of the gun
in such a manner that the wheels were laterally pivoted thereon.
The result is that each axle can be turned forward together with