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Date: 1660, 1676

"According to S. Bernard, ... 'we shall be judged by that which is written in our own books,' (the books of conscience), 'and therefore they ought to be written according to the copy of the book of life; and if they not be so written, yet they ought to be so corrected."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"But thus the Enemy of Mankind hath prevailed upon us, while we were earnest in disputations about things less concerning: Then he was watchful and busy to interweave evil and uncertain principles into our Moral institutions, to intangle what was plain, to divide what was simple, to make an art o...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"But it is to be observed, that conscience is sometimes taken for the practical intellective faculty; so we say the law of nature, and the fear of God, is written in the conscience of every man."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"When God sent the Blessed Jesus into the world to perfect all righteousness, and to teach the world all his Fathers will, it was said, and done, 'I will give my laws in your hearts, and in your minds will I write them;' that is, you shall be governed by the law of natural and essential equity an...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Thus, conscience is the Mind, and God writing his laws in our minds, is, informing our conscience, and furnishing it with laws, and rules, and measures, and it is called by S. Paul, [GREEK], the law of the mind."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"It is the assenting and determining part; let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind: and it is also taken for Conscience, or that Treasure of rules which are in order to practice."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"But to accuse or excuse is the office of a faculty which can neither will nor chuse, that is, of the conscience, which is properly a record, a book, and a judgment-seat."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"That is, of that which God hath declared to be good or evil respectively, the conscience is to be informed. God hath taken care that his laws shall be published to all his subjects, he hath written them where they must needs read them, not in Tables of stone or Phylacteries on the forehead, but ...

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: November 9, 1662; 1663

"Aristotle indeed affirms the Mind to be at first a meer Rasa tabula; and that these Notions are not ingenite, and imprinted by the finger of Nature, but by the latter and more languid impressions of sense; being onely the Reports of observation, and the Result of so many repeated Experiments."

— South, Robert (1634-1716)

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Date: 1664

"Thus they also trace figures in these gaps, which correspond to those of the objects. At first they do this less easily and perfectly than they do on gland H, but gradually they do it better and better, as their action becomes stronger and lasts longer, or is repeated more often. That is why the...

— Descartes, René (1596-1650)

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