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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

Some may make "a continual War with themselves to promote the Peace of others" and aim at "no less than the Publick Welfare and the Conquest of their own Passion"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"That these two Passions, in which the Seeds of most Virtues are contained, are Realities in our Frame, and not imaginary Qualities, is demonstrable from the plain and different Effects, that in spite of our Reason are produced in us as soon as we are affected with either."

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"As the Eyes are the Windows of the Soul, so this staring Impudence flings a raw, unexperienc'd Woman into panick Fears, that she may be seen through; and that a the Man will discover, or has already betray'd, what passes within her"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"Good Manners have nothing to do with Virtue or Religion; instead of extinguishing, they rather inflame the Passions"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"A vicious young Fellow, after having been an Hour or two at Church, a Ball, or any other Assembly, where there is a great parcel of handsome Women dress'd to the best Advantage, will have his Imagination more fired than if he had the same time been Poling at Guildhall, or walking in the Country ...

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"How strangely our Passions govern us!"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

There are the curious "that are skill'd in anatomizing the invisible Part of Man"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

The generality of Wise Men agree that there is "no Conquest like that of our Passions"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"Malice and most severe Strokes of Fortune can do no more Injury to a Mind thus stript of all Fears, Wishes and Inclinations, than a blind Horse can do in an empty Barn"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"This has often made me compare the Virtues of great Men to your large China Jars: they make a fine Shew, and are Ornamental even to a Chimney; one would by the Bulk they appear in, and the Value that is set upon 'em, think they might be very useful, but look into a thousand of them, and you'll f...

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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