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Date: 1561

A soul purged and "occupied in spirituall ... understanding" may "come to beholde the beautie that is seene with the eyes of the minde"

— Castiglione, Baldassare (1478-1529); Hoby, Sir Thomas (1530-1566), Trans.

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Date: w. c. 54-8, trans. 1611

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 48-58, trans. 1611

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. "

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 61-63?, trans. 1611

Vanity of mind darkens the understanding and blinds the heart

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 61-63?, trans. 1611

"Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: 1611

"For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds."

— Anonymous

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Date: w. c. 64 [perhaps much later], 1611

"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ"

— Simon Peter or Saint Peter (d. c. 64)

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Date: 1611

"And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart."

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