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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.)

"The Chief Thing, therefore, which Lawgivers and other wise Men, that have laboured for the Establishment of Society, have endeavour'd, has been to make the People they were to govern, believe, that it was more beneficial for every Body to conquer than indulge his Appetites and much better to min...

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

Some may make "a continual War with themselves to promote the Peace of others" and aim at "no less than the Publick Welfare and the Conquest of their own Passion"

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"That these two Passions, in which the Seeds of most Virtues are contained, are Realities in our Frame, and not imaginary Qualities, is demonstrable from the plain and different Effects, that in spite of our Reason are produced in us as soon as we are affected with either."

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"As the Eyes are the Windows of the Soul, so this staring Impudence flings a raw, unexperienc'd Woman into panick Fears, that she may be seen through; and that a the Man will discover, or has already betray'd, what passes within her"

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"Good Manners have nothing to do with Virtue or Religion; instead of extinguishing, they rather inflame the Passions"

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"A vicious young Fellow, after having been an Hour or two at Church, a Ball, or any other Assembly, where there is a great parcel of handsome Women dress'd to the best Advantage, will have his Imagination more fired than if he had the same time been Poling at Guildhall, or walking in the Country ...

— 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.