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Date: 1561

A soul purged and "occupied in spirituall ... understanding" may "come to beholde the beautie that is seene with the eyes of the minde"

— Castiglione, Baldassare (1478-1529); Hoby, Sir Thomas (1530-1566), Trans.

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Date: w. 1365, trans. 1579

"And euerie one hath continuall warre with him selfe in the most secret closet of his minde."

— Petrarch (1304-1374); Twyne, Thomas (1543–1613)

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Date: w. 1365, trans. 1579

"For what tempests and madnesse is there in these foure passions, to wit, to hope or desire, and to reioice, to feare and to bee sorie, whiche trouble the poore and miserable minde, by driuing him with sodeine windes and gales, in course far from the hauen into the middes of the dangerous rocks?"

— Petrarch (1304-1374); Twyne, Thomas (1543–1613)

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Date: 1598

"Therefore even as an index to a book, / So to his mind was young Leander's look."

— Marlowe, Christopher (bap. 1564, d. 1593)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"Be of the same mind one toward another"

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 70, trans. 1611

"And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 48-58, 1611

"But we have the mind of Christ."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.