|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Court Life in China by Isaac Taylor Headland:
"And why not?"
"They would not do it," he replied. "It is not artistic."
"And why do not her friends call her attention to this fact?" I
"Who would do it?" was his counter question.
The Empress Dowager--As a Woman
The first audience given by Her Imperial Majesty to the seven
ladies of the Diplomatic Corps was sought and urged by the
foreign ministers. After the troubles of 1900 and the return of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain:
as Brown wasn't. Ritchie had steeled for Brown the season before;
consequently he knew exactly how to entertain himself and plague me,
all by the one operation. Whenever I took the wheel for a moment
on Ealer's watch, Ritchie would sit back on the bench and play Brown,
with continual ejaculations of 'Snatch her! snatch her!
Derndest mud-cat I ever saw!' 'Here! Where you going NOW?
Going to run over that snag?' 'Pull her DOWN! Don't you hear me?
Pull her DOWN!' 'There she goes! JUST as I expected!
I TOLD you not to cramp that reef. G'way from the wheel!'
So I always had a rough time of it, no matter whose watch it was;
and sometimes it seemed to me that Ritchie's good-natured badgering
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Protagoras by Plato:
was done foolishly by folly?
And that which is done in opposite ways is done by opposites?
And one thing is done by temperance, and quite another thing by folly?
And in opposite ways?
And therefore by opposites:--then folly is the opposite of temperance?
And do you remember that folly has already been acknowledged by us to be