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Date: 1937

"Make [her mind], as a garden gay, / Every bud of thought display, / Till, improving year by year, / The whole culture shall appear,"

— Philips, Ambrose (1674-1749)

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Date: 1937

"They are gadget-minded. If they see a thing that needs to be done, they rig up a device, mechanical or mental, and make the thing do itself with no further bother."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1937

"My hat is off to the gadget mind."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1937

"But, my friend goes on to say, there are some fields in which the gadget mind will not work; and here he gets under our skin a bit."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1937

"In other words, my friend argues rightly, something more than a gadget mind is needed to deal with the issues now before mankind."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1937

"Yes, the gadget mind is useful in its place; it can do many things. But the spiritual mind, God-illumined, is the hope of the race."

— Newton, Joseph Fort (1876-1950)

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Date: 1938

"Listen, kids who die-- / Maybe, now, there will be no monument for you / Except in our hearts / Maybe your bodies’ll be lost in a swamp / Or a prison grave, or the potter’s field, / Or the rivers where you’re drowned like Leibknecht / But the day will come-- / Your are sure yourselves that it is...

— Hughes, Langston (1902-1967))

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Date: 1939

"My thinking relates to theology like the blotting page to the ink. It has entirely soaked itself full with it. If the blotting paper had its way, nothing that is written would remain."

— Benjamin, Walter (1892-1940)

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Date: 1940

"The provinces of his body revolted, / The squares of his mind were empty, / Silence invaded the suburbs, / The current of his feeling failed; he became his admirers."

— Auden, W. H. (1907-1973)

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Date: 1940

"In the deserts of the heart / Let the healing fountain start."

— Auden, W. H. (1907-1973)

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