|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Confidence by Henry James:
looking out into the darkness. "The devil--the devil!"
he murmured to himself; "she does n't even know we are to be married--
Gordon has n't been able to trust himself to tell her!"
And this fact seemed pregnant with evidence as to Gordon's
state of mind; it did not appear to simplify the situation.
After a moment, while Bernard stood there with his back turned--
he felt rather awkward and foolish--he heard Blanche begin with her
little surprised voice.
"Ah, you are going away? You are going to travel? But that
's charming; we can travel together. You are not going to travel?
What then are you going to do? You are going back to America?
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon:
monly more virtuous, but less innocent, than their
descendants; for there is rarely any rising, but by
a commixture of good and evil arts. But it is reason,
the memory of their virtues remain to their pos-
terity, and their faults die with themselves. Nobil-
ity of birth commonly abateth industry; and he
that is not industrious, envieth him that is. Besides,
noble persons cannot go much higher; and he that
standeth at a stay, when others rise, can hardly
avoid motions of envy. On the other side, nobil-
ity extinguisheth the passive envy from others,
Essays of Francis Bacon
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
meet at Irvine."
"In a week, that's settled," returned Ryan. "Good-by, Harry!
Your servant, Mr. Starr. I am very glad to have seen you again!
I can give news of you to all my friends. No one has
forgotten you, sir."
"And I have forgotten no one," said Starr.
"Thanks for all, sir," replied Jack.
"Good-by, Jack," said Harry, shaking his hand. And Jack Ryan,
singing as he went, soon disappeared in the heights of the shaft,
dimly lighted by his lamp.
A quarter of an hour afterwards James Starr and Harry descended