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Date: 1739

"[Holiness is] the image of God fresh stamped on the heart; the entire renewal of the mind in every temper and thought, after the likeness of Him that created it."

— Wesley, John (1703-1791)

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Date: 1740

"Your Soul shall grow up as young Plants, and your Daughters be as the polished Corners of the Temple; and to sum up all Blessings in one,--Then shall the LORD be your GOD."

— Whitefield, George (1714-1770)

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Date: 1748

"It is most true that the root of religion lies in the heart, in the inmost soul; [...] but if this root be really in the heart it cannot put forth branches"

— Wesley, John (1703-1791)

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Date: 1760

"Oh, Sterne! thou art scabby, and such is the leprosy of thy mind that it is not to be cured like the leprosy of the body, by dipping nine times in the river Jordan."

— Whitefield, George (1714-1770)

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Date: 1765

"You saw what heart-religion meant [...] true religion is not a negative or an external thing; but the life of God in the soul of man; the image of God stamped upon the heart."

— Wesley, John (1703-1791)

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Date: 1780

"My Potter stamp on me thy clay, Thy only stamp of love!"

— Wesley, John (1703-1791)

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Date: 1781

"Gold hath steeled your hearts"

— Wesley, John (1703-1791)

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Date: 1781

"May God write it upon all your hearts!"

— Wesley, John (1703-1791)

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Date: 1954

"The furniture of our minds consists of what we hear, read, observe, discuss and think each day."

— Watson, Thomas J. (1874-1956)

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