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Date: 1792

"I should have been glad if I could have had an earlier opportunity also of knowing, which I do not admit at present, that it was genuine and authentic; because I know not only the impression which such a letter must make upon Gentlemen's minds who are the Jury to try the cause, b...

— Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)

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Date: 1793

"Religion is a principle which the practice of all ages has deeply impressed upon the mind."

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1793

"We must divulge our sentiments with the utmost frankness. We must endeavour to impress them upon the minds of others."

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1794

"Every person of learning is finally his own teacher; the reason of which is, that principles, being of a distinct quality to circumstances, cannot be impressed upon the memory; their place of mental residence is the understanding, and they are never so lasting as when they begin by conception."

— Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)

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Date: 1794

"If by any strong impression on the mind of our fair musician she should be interrupted for a very inconsiderable time, she can still continue her performance, according to the sixth article."

— Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802)

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