|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde:
in that room? Arthur, you must let me go into that room and satisfy
myself. Let me know that no eavesdropper has heard my life's secret.
Arthur, you don't realise what I am going through.
LORD GORING. Robert, this must stop. I have told you that there is
no one in that room - that is enough.
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. [Rushes to the door of the room.] It is not
enough. I insist on going into this room. You have told me there is
no one there, so what reason can you have for refusing me?
LORD GORING. For God's sake, don't! There is some one there. Some
one whom you must not see.
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Ah, I thought so!
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Anabasis by Xenophon:
to aid Cyrus, who enlisted Greek help to try and
take the throne from Artaxerxes, and the ensuing
return of the Greeks, in which Xenophon played a
leading role. This occurred between 401 B.C. and
March 399 B.C.
This was typed from Dakyns' series, "The Works of Xenophon," a
four-volume set. The complete list of Xenophon's works (though
there is doubt about some of these) is:
Work Number of books
The Anabasis 7
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lysis by Plato:
still remain duties mutually owing by them. They will not admit the world
to share in their difference any more than in their friendship; the memory
of an old attachment, like the memory of the dead, has a kind of sacredness
for them on which they will not allow others to intrude. Neither, if they
were ever worthy to bear the name of friends, will either of them entertain
any enmity or dislike of the other who was once so much to him. Neither
will he by 'shadowed hint reveal' the secrets great or small which an
unfortunate mistake has placed within his reach. He who is of a noble mind
will dwell upon his own faults rather than those of another, and will be
ready to take upon himself the blame of their separation. He will feel
pain at the loss of a friend; and he will remember with gratitude his