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Date: 1600

"The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"How smooth and even they do bear themselves, / As if allegiance in their bosoms sat, / Crownèd with faith and constant loyalty."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Now thrive the armourers, and honour's thought / Reigns solely in the breast of every man."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"The head is not more native to the heart, / The hand more instrumental to the mouth, / Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"O what a noble mind is here o'erthrown!"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"Give me that man / That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him / In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, / As I do thee."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1605

"For as in the government of states it is sometimes necessary to bridle one faction with another, so it is in the government within."

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

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Date: 1605

"Let us now pass on to the judicial place or palace of the mind, which we are to approach and view with more reverence and attention."

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

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Date: 1609

"When to the sessions of sweet silent thought / I summon up remembrance of things past, / I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, / And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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

"So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin."

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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