|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:
therefore I did n't follow you immediately. I questioned my heart--
I cross-questioned it. It has borne the examination, and now I
am sure. I am very sure. I love you as my life--I beg you to listen
She had listened--she had listened intently, looking straight
out of the window and without moving.
"You have seen very little of me," she said, presently, turning her
illuminated eye on him.
"I have seen enough," Bernard added, smiling. "You must remember
that at Baden I saw a good deal of you."
"Yes, but that did n't make you like me. I don't understand."
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Profits of Religion by Upton Sinclair:
appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and
iniquity. (Applause). Woe unto you, doctors of divinity and
Unitarians, hypocrites! because you erect statues to dead
reformers, and put wreathes upon the tombs of old-time martyrs.
You say, if we had been alive in those days, we would not have
helped to kill those good men. That ought to show you how to
treat us at present. (Laughter). But you are the children of
those who killed the good men; so go ahead and kill us too! You
serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the
damnation of hell?
At this point, according to the report published in the Jerusalem
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Memorabilia by Xenophon:
possible. Why? Because it is of no use while it stays within the
system, but is detrimental rather."
 See Aristot. "Eth. Eud." vii. 1.
Now by these instances his object was not to inculcate the duty of
burying one's father alive or of cutting oneself to bits, but to show
that lack of intelligence means lack of worth; and so he called
upon his hearers to be as sensible and useful as they could be, so
that, be it father or brother or any one else whose esteem he would
deserve, a man should not hug himself in careless self-interest,
trusting to mere relationship, but strive to be useful to those whose
esteem he coveted.