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Date: 1611

"Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled"

— Paul of Tarsus (b.c. 10, d.c. 67)

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Date: w. c. 64 [perhaps much later], 1611

"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ"

— Simon Peter or Saint Peter (d. c. 64)

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Date: w. c. 150?, 1611

"This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour."

— Simon Peter or Saint Peter (d. c. 64)

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?"

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: w. c. 90, trans. 1611

"He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so."

— Matthew the Evangelist

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Date: 1655

"Therefore it belongs to the will as to the Generall of an Army to moove the other powers of the soul to their acts, and among the rest the understanding also, by applying it and reducing its power into act."

— Bramhall, John (1594-1663)

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