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Date: 1460-70

"I am Mynde, þat in þe sowle ys / The veray fygure of þe Deyte."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1611

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1611

"Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. "

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck."

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"Happy is the man that feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. "

— Author Unknown

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Date: 1611

"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise."

— Author Unknown

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