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Date: 1600

"And when the mind is quickened, out of doubt / The organs, though defunct and dead before, / Break up their drowsy grave and newly move / With casted slough and fresh legerity."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1602

"Heere ar no eyes, why, they ar in my minde, / Wherby I see the fortunes of mankind."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1603

"Bow, stubborn knees; and heart with strings of steel, / Be soft as sinews of the new-born babe."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"A mote it is to trouble the mind's eye."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"My father--methinks I see my father ... In my mind's eye."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: c. 1603

"By your vague inductions you took men's minds off their guard and weakened their mental sinews."

— Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam (1561-1626)

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Date: c. 1603

"When, however, you gave out the falsehood that truth is, as it were, the native inhabitant of the human mind and need not come in from, outside to take up its abode there; when you turned our minds away from observation, away from things, to which it is impossible we should ever be sufficiently ...

— Bacon, Sir Francis, Lord Verulam (1561-1626)

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Date: 1603

"Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, / And thus the native hue of resolution / Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, / And enterprises of great pith and moment / With this regard their currents turn awry, / And lose the name of action."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1607

"Now for the body, as well it leuils at it: for those who distemper and misdiet them selues with vntimely and vnwonted surfeting, who make their bodies the noysome sepulchers of their soules, not considering the estate of their enfeebled body what will be accordant to it, not waighing their compl...

— Walkington, Thomas (b. c. 1575, d. 1621)

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Date: 1609

"Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind, / And that which governs me to go about, / Doth part his function, and is partly blind"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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