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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"But I should think a man of fashion makes but an indifferent exchange, who lays out all that time in furnishing his house which he should have employed in the furniture of his head; a person who shews no other symptoms of taste than his cabinet or gallery, might as well boast to me of the furnit...

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"FORTUNE has made me the slave of another, but nature and inclination render me entirely subservient to you; a tyrant commands my body, but you are master of my heart."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"It must, it must surely be, that this jarring discordant life is but the prelude to some future harmony; the soul attuned to virtue here, shall go from hence to fill up the universal choir where Tien presides in person, where there shall be no tyrants to frown, no shackles to bind, nor no whips ...

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"A mind too vigorous and active, serves only to consume the body to which it is joined, as the richest jewels are soonest found to wear their settings."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"It's unquiet waves were of the darkest hue, and gave a lively representation of the various agitations of the human mind."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"Fancy restrained may be compared to a fountain which plays highest by diminishing the aperture."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"My friend seemed to blush for his countrymen, assuring me that those whom I saw running away, were only a parcel of musical blockheads, whose passion was merely for sounds, and whose heads were as empty as a fiddle case; those who remain behind, says he, are the true Religious; they make use of ...

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"The duty of children to their parents, a duty which nature implants in every breast, forms the strength of that government which has subsisted for time immemorial."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"The differing colours which suit different complections, are not more various than the different pleasures appropriated to particular minds."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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Date: 1760-1761, 1762

"Those storms may discompose in proportion as they are strong, or the mind is pliant to their impression."

— Goldsmith, Oliver (1728?-1774)

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