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Date: 1705

"T' enjoy the World's Conveniencies, / Be fam'd in War, yet live in Ease, / Without great Vices, is a vain / Eutopia seated in the Brain."

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1714

To enjoy conveniences, be famed in war, and live in ease without "great Vices" is a "vain / Eutopia seated in the Brain"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"Laws and Government are to the Political Bodies of Civil Societies, what the Vital Spirits and Life it self are to the Natural Bodies of Animated Creatures"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"I believe Man (besides Skin, Flesh, Bones, &c. that are obvious to the Eye) to be a compound of various Passions, that all of then, as they are provoked and come uppermost, govern him by turns, whether he will or no."

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"How strangely our Passions govern us!"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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