|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Statesman by Plato:
interlace these is the crowning achievement of political science. In the
Protagoras, Socrates was maintaining that there was only one virtue, and
not many: now Plato is inclined to think that there are not only parallel,
but opposite virtues, and seems to see a similar opposition pervading all
art and nature. But he is satisfied with laying down the principle, and
does not inform us by what further steps the union of opposites is to be
In the loose framework of a single dialogue Plato has thus combined two
distinct subjects--politics and method. Yet they are not so far apart as
they appear: in his own mind there was a secret link of connexion between
them. For the philosopher or dialectician is also the only true king or
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London:
a glacier loomed dead-white through the driving rain. Even as
they looked, its massive front crumbled into the valley, on the
breast of some subterranean vomit, and it lifted its hoarse
thunder above the screeching voice of the storm. Involuntarily,
Molly shrank back.
"Look, woman! Look with all your eyes! Three miles in the teeth
of the gale to Crater Lake, across two glaciers, along the
slippery rim-rock, knee-deep in a howling river! Look, I say, you
Yankee woman! Look! There's your Yankee-men!" Tommy pointed a
passionate hand in the direction of the struggling tents.
"Yankees, the last mother's son of them. Are they on trail? Is
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from King Henry VI by William Shakespeare:
I go.--Come, Nell, thou wilt ride with us?
Yes, my good lord, I'll follow presently.
[Exeunt Gloster and Messenger.]
Follow I must; I cannot go before
While Gloster bears this base and humble mind.
Were I a man, a duke, and next of blood,
I would remove these tedious stumbling-blocks
And smooth my way upon their headless necks;
And, being a woman, I will not be slack