|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Lamentable Tragedy of Locrine and Mucedorus by William Shakespeare:
Rageth amongst the faintheart soldiers,
Like to grim Mars, when covered with his targe
He fought with Diomedes in the field,
Close by the banks of silver Simois.
[Sound the alarm.]
O lovely Estrild, now the chase begins;
Ne'er shall we see the stately Troynouant,
Mounted on the coursers garnished all with pearls;
Nor shall we view the fair Concordia,
Unless as captives we be thither brought.
Shall Locrine then be taken prisoner
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Common Sense by Thomas Paine:
the modems: and the reason is evident. for trade being the consequence
of population, men become too much absorbed thereby to attend to
anything else. Commerce diminishes the spirit, both of patriotism
and military defence. And history sufficiently informs us, that the
bravest achievements were always accomplished in the non-age of a nation.
With the increase of commerce, England hath lost its spirit. The city
of London, notwithstanding its numbers, submits to continued insults
with the patience of a coward. The more men have to lose, the less willing
are they to venture. The rich are in general slaves to fear, and submit
to courtly power with the trembling duplicity of a Spaniel.
Youth is the seed time of good habits, as well in nations as in individuals.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Rig Veda:
shelter, and a home secure.
6 To him the Maruts' Father is this hymn addressed, to strengthen
Rudra's might, a song more sweet than sweet.
Grant us, Immortal One, the food which mortals eat: be gracious
me, my seed, my progeny.
7 O Rudra, harm not either great or small of us, harm not the
boy, harm not the full-grown man.
Slay not a sire among us, slay no mother here, and to our own
The Rig Veda