|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Caesar's Commentaries in Latin by Julius Caesar:
praesertim cum Sequanos a provincia nostra Rhodanus divideret]; quibus
rebus quam maturrime occurrendum putabat. Ipse autem Ariovistus tantos
sibi spiritus, tantam arrogantiam sumpserat, ut ferendus non videretur.
Quam ob rem placuit ei ut ad Ariovistum legatos mitteret, qui ab eo
postularent uti aliquem locum medium utrisque conloquio deligeret: velle
sese de re publica et summis utriusque rebus cum eo agere. Ei legationi
Ariovistus respondit: si quid ipsi a Caesare opus esset, sese ad eum
venturum fuisse; si quid ille se velit, illum ad se venire oportere.
Praeterea se neque sine exercitu in eas partes Galliae venire audere quas
Caesar possideret, neque exercitum sine magno commeatu atque molimento in
unum locum contrahere posse. Sibi autem mirum videri quid in sua Gallia,
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll:
The Lion beat the Unicorn all round the town.
Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum-cake and drummed them out of town.'
`Does--the one--that wins--get the crown?' she asked, as
well as she could, for the run was putting her quite out of
`Dear me, no!' said the King. `What an idea!'
`Would you--be good enough,' Alice panted out, after running
a little further, `to stop a minute--just to get--one's
`I'm GOOD enough,' the King said, `only I'm not strong enough.
Through the Looking-Glass
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
and obtained by a few winter-months' attendance at a district
school. Left early to his own guidance, he had begun to be
self-dependent while yet a boy; and it was a condition aptly
suited to his natural force of will. Though now but twenty-two
years old (lacking some months, which are years in such a life),
he had already been, first, a country schoolmaster; next,
a salesman in a country store; and, either at the same time or
afterwards, the political editor of a country newspaper. He had
subsequently travelled New England and the Middle States, as a
peddler, in the employment of a Connecticut manufactory of
cologne-water and other essences. In an episodical way he had
House of Seven Gables