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"In the domain of political economy, free scientific inquiry meets not merely the same enemies as in all other domains. The peculiar nature of the materials it deals with, summons into the fray on the opposing side the most violent, sordid and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of...

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"There is a Dropsy, in his Mind, and his Thirst augments, with drinking."

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There may by "Distempers and Uneasinesses either of Body of Mind"

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"Were it so with the soul (as some Philosophers have vainly imagined) to come into the world as an ab rasa tabula, a mere blank or piece of white paper, on which neither any thing written, nor any blots; it would then be equally receptive of good and evil, and no more averse to the ...

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If one weighs crowns and kingdoms against deeds they may "Far, far too light in Wisdom's eye" may seem--"Nor shake the scale, while Reason holds the beam

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"All the pleasing illusions, which made power gentle, and obedience liberal, which harmonized the different shades of life, and which, by a bland assimilation, incorporated into politics the sentiments which beautify and soften private society, are to be dissolved by this new conquering empire of...

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"The soften'd heart, prepar'd to take / Whate'er impressions Love shall make."

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"Minds let pointed Virtues grow, That, without injuring, resist a Foe."

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"His heart is old, it is dark and hard, a heart of stone."

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