|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall:
In fact, the differences of really honourable and sane men are never
Identity of electricities; first researches on electro-chemistry.
I have already once used the word 'discomfort' in reference to the
occasional state of Faraday's mind when experimenting. It was to
him a discomfort to reason upon data which admitted of doubt.
He hated what he called 'doubtful knowledge,' and ever tended either
to transfer it into the region of undoubtful knowledge, or of certain
and definite ignorance. Pretence of all kinds, whether in life or in
philosophy, was hateful to him. He wished to know the reality of our
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
rode on to Tafelberg.
"Do not bring Leopold to Blentz," directed Peter, "for if
it be he who lies at Tafelberg and they find him gone it
will be toward Blentz that they will first look. Take him--"
The Regent leaned from his saddle so that his mouth
was close to the ear of Coblich, that none of the troopers
Coblich nodded his head.
"And, Coblich, the fewer that ride to Tafelberg tonight
the surer the success of the mission. Take Maenck, Stein
and one other with you. I shall keep this man with me, for
The Mad King
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Daisy Miller by Henry James:
"To introduce me," said Winterbourne, "you must know my name."
And he proceeded to pronounce it.
"Oh, dear, I can't say all that!" said his companion with a laugh.
But by this time they had come up to Mrs. Miller, who, as they
drew near, walked to the parapet of the garden and leaned upon it,
looking intently at the lake and turning her back to them.
"Mother!" said the young girl in a tone of decision.
Upon this the elder lady turned round. "Mr. Winterbourne," said Miss
Daisy Miller, introducing the young man very frankly and prettily.
"Common," she was, as Mrs. Costello had pronounced her;
yet it was a wonder to Winterbourne that, with her commonness,