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Date: 1736

"Reason is the great Perfection of human Nature; but, like a Diamond, it is naturally rough, till Education polish it and set it well. Without that, it usually degenerates into Sottishness and Sensuality, as we see in the untaught and uncivilized Part of Mankind."

— Bernard, Thomas (1684/5-1755)

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