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Date: 1799

"The heart and the mind are prejudiced judges, ever at war with consistency and truth; they recoil with indignation from the smallest speck on another's conduct, yet pass with exultation over the mountain that darkens their own"

— West, Matthew (d. 1814); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"Thou enviest the sovereignty Pizarro holds over my heart; but be assured, you never shall reign there."

— West, Matthew (d. 1814); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"A country is only a family on a larger scale; and transient, indeed, must that unanimity be, when inclination is law, and the various passions of the mind are suffer'd to run riot"

— West, Matthew (d. 1814); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1799

"And, in the waveless mirror of his mind, / Views the fleet years of pleasure left behind, / Since Anna's empire o'er his heart began!"

— Campbell, Thomas (1777-1844)

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Date: 1799

"Yes--they will give enlightened freedom to our minds, who are themselves the slaves of passion, avarice, and pride."

— Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1800

There may be revolutions in the mind

— Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

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Date: 1800, 1801

A woman's heart may be the judge

— Thompson, Benjamin (1776-1816); Kotzebue (1761-1819)

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Date: 1800

"So the schemes / Rais'd by fond Hope in youth's unclouded morn, / While sanguine youth enjoys delusive dreams, / Experience withers; till scarce one remains / Flattering the languid heart, where only Reason reigns!"

— Smith, Charlotte (1749-1806)

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