|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Crowd by Gustave le Bon:
on their mind. It remains to investigate how these motives may
be set in action, and by whom they may usefully be turned to
1. THE LEADERS OF CROWDS.
As soon as a certain number of living beings are gathered
together, whether they be animals or men, they place themselves
instinctively under the authority of a chief.
In the case of human crowds the chief is often nothing more than
a ringleader or agitator, but as such he plays a considerable
part. His will is the nucleus around which the opinions of the
crowd are grouped and attain to identity. He constitutes the
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Golden Threshold by Sarojini Naidu:
bid you depart!
Profane not the shrines I have raised in the
clefts of my heart.
DAMAYANTE TO NALA IN THE HOUR OF EXILE
Shalt thou be conquered of a human fate
My liege, my lover, whose imperial head
Hath never bent in sorrow of defeat?
Shalt thou be vanquished, whose imperial feet
Have shattered armies and stamped empires dead?
Who shall unking thee, husband of a queen?
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War by Frederick A. Talbot:
and is stated to have been offered to the British Government at
the time, and to have met with a chilling reception. One fact,
however, is well established. The inventor went to Germany, and
submitted his idea to Krupp, by whom it was tested without delay.
Upon the completion of the purchase, the great armament
manufacturers did not fail to publish broadcast the fact that
they had acquired a mysterious new terror of the skies. That was
some three years ago, and in the interval the cleverest brains of
the German firm have been steadily devoting their time and
energies to the improvement of the missile, the first appearance
of which was recorded, in a somewhat hazy manner, in the closing