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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

There are the curious "that are skill'd in anatomizing the invisible Part of Man"

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

The generality of Wise Men agree that there is "no Conquest like that of our Passions"

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"I could tell People that to extricate themselves from all worldly Engagements, and to purify the Mind, they must divest themselves of their Passions, as Men take out the Furniture when they would clean a Room thoroughly."

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"Malice and most severe Strokes of Fortune can do no more Injury to a Mind thus stript of all Fears, Wishes and Inclinations, than a blind Horse can do in an empty Barn"

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"This has often made me compare the Virtues of great Men to your large China Jars: they make a fine Shew, and are Ornamental even to a Chimney; one would by the Bulk they appear in, and the Value that is set upon 'em, think they might be very useful, but look into a thousand of them, and you'll f...

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"Where would you look for the Excellency of a Statue, but in that Part which you see of it? 'Tis the Polish'd Outside only that has the Skill and Labour of the Sculptor to boast of; what's out of sight is untouch'd. Would you break the Head or cut open the Breast to look for the Brains or the Hea...

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

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Date: 1714, 1723 (2nd ed.)

"That Resolution depends upon this Tone of the Spirits, appears likewise from the effects of strong Liquors, the fiery Particles whereof crowding into the Brain, strengthen the Spirits; their Operation imitates that of Anger, which I said before was an Ebullition of the Spirits."

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

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Date: 1715

"The most accurate and often repeated Observation has taught us, that this Disease has happen'd as often as those Causes had preceeded, which have been able to cut off entirely or in great measure the Efflux of the Animal Spirits out of their Magazine the Brain, and hindring them from flowing int...

— Boerhaave, Herman (1668-1738)

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Date: 1723, 1732

"From whence we may learn that to perform a meritorious Action, it is not sufficient barely to conquer a Passion, unless it likewise be done from a laudable Principle, and consequently how necessary that Clause was in the Definition of Virtue, that our Endeavours were to proceed from a ratio...

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

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Date: 1729

"It is evident, that the Mind of Man is the general Mint, where the Means of this sort must be coin'd."

— 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.