|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from The Iron Puddler by James J. Davis:
garden for his old age is lacking in foresight.
Men will never be equal. John L. Sullivan had many fights, and
John always whipped the other fellow, or the other fellow whipped
John. When all men are equal, every prize fight will end in a
draw, and every batter will knock as many home runs as Babe Ruth.
"There is enough already created to supply everybody if it were
equally divided." Yes. And there is enough ice at the North Pole
to cool off the Sahara Desert if it were equally divided. There
is enough water in the seven seas to flood the six continents if
it were equally divided.
The time to quit work and divide the wealth is just two weeks
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas:
"That's true. How much do you want?"
"All you have in gold."
"I have five hundred pistoles, or thereabouts."
"I have as much. With a thousand pistoles one may face everything.
Empty your pockets."
"Right. And you go--"
"In an hour--time to eat a morsel, during which I shall send for a post
"Capital! Adieu, Chevalier."
The Three Musketeers