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Date: 387-8 or 391-5

"Our next subject is whether reason judges the inner sense."

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 387-8 or 391-5

"I think so because I know that the inner sense is a kind of controller or judge of the bodily sense."

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 388-391

"In the inward man dwells truth."

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 388

"Is the soul and body together, as a pair of horses or a composite beast like a centaur is one thing?"

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 392-418

"Led by the joyfulness of that inward, and intelligible sound ... with the eye of the mind ... catching a glimpse, sudden and momentary as it was "

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 395

"For there is, within, the mouth of the heart, where he, who spake these words, and wrote them for us to speak, desired of the Lord that the watch and door of Continence should be set for him."

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 395

"But in what He next adds, in order that we might recognize the mouth of the heart, the slowness of our heart would not follow, did not the Truth deign to walk even with the slow."

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 395

"The inner man hath an inner mouth, and this the inner ear discerns: what things go forth from this mouth, go out of the heart, and they defile the man."

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 395

"And also the same teacher of the Gentiles cries aloud, 'I take pleasure together with the law of God after the inner man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind.'"

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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Date: 395

"Whosoever, as though secure, shall cease from this laying aside of them, straightway they will assault the Citadel of the mind, and will themselves put it down thence, and will reduce it into slavery to them, captive after a base and unseemly fashion."

— St. Augustine (354-430)

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