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Date: 1600

"Shut doors after you. / Fast bind, fast find -- / A proverb never stale in thrifty mind."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Not on thy sole but on thy soul, harsh Jew, / Thou mak'st thy knife keen."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Troilus, methinks, mounted the Trojan walls, / And sighed his soul toward the Grecian tents / Where Cressid lay that night."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"He hath a heart as / sound as a bell, and his tongue is the clapper, for what / his heart thinks his tongue speaks."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"Is it / not strange that sheep's guts should hale souls out of / men's bodies?"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"For if you hide the crown / Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1600

"For 'tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings, / Carry them here and there, jumping o'er times."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1601

The human mind is 'un degout de l'immortelle substance"

— Charron, Pierre (1541-1603)

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Date: 1602, 1623

One's soul may dispute with his sense, and one's eyes may wrangle with his reason

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1603

"For nature crescent does not grow alone / In thews and bulk, but as his temple waxes / The inward service of the mind and soul / Grows wide withal."

— 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.