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Date: 1858

"His faculties were so well balanced and combined, that his constitution, free from excess, was tempered evenly with all the elements of activity, and his mind resembled a well-ordered commonwealth."

— Bancroft, George (1800-1891)

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Date: 1869

"His mind resembled chiefly the rugged and outstanding mountain, and yet it had characteristics which reminded you likewise of the gentle stream, flowing sweetly through the valley below."

— Sprague, William Buell (1795-1876)

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Date: October 10, 1869

"Recitations alone readily degenerate into dusty repetitions, and lectures alone are too often a useless expenditure of force. The lecturer pumps laboriously into sieves. The water may be wholesome, but it runs through."

— Eliot, Charles William (1834-1926)

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Date: 1889

"The story is a fiction, -- the coinage of the brain, -- the book a reality."

— Hare, John Innes Clark (1816-1905)

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Date: 1906

"From the old-world point of view, the American had no mind; he had an economic thinking-machine which could work only on a fixed line. "

— Adams, Henry (1838-1918)

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Date: 1906

"The American mind exasperated the European as a buzz-saw might exasperate a pine forest."

— Adams, Henry (1838-1918)

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Date: 1911

"The crystalloid minds are all that's clear, orderly, and beautiful."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"The colloid minds are sticky, glutinous, and mussy."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"Sleep scatters you; sensations come storming along into the dreamer's mind, and he is a prey to each in turn."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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Date: 1911

"You are no longer the slave of those successive atoms into which sleep divides you."

— Lewis, Edwin Herbert (1866-1938)

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