"For before the Vessel be seasoned with one kind of Liquor, it is equally capable of all, and so the Wax is indifferent to any Impression, before it is moulded and determined by a particular Seal: If the Mind be a rasa Tabula, as Aristotle would have it, then this White Paper may best be inriched with good Inscriptions, before it be soiled or blotted with Evil"
— Hartcliffe, John (1651/2-1712)
Text from A Compleat Treatise of Moral and Intellectual Virtues: Wherein Their Nature Is Fully Explained, and Their Usefulness Proved. 2nd ed. corrected (London: Printed for J. Hooke, 1722).