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Date: 1660, 1676

"Conscience is the brightness and splendor of the eternal light, a spotless mirror of the Divine Majesty, and the Image of the goodness of God."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1682

"The one 'tis true is wholly void of Reason, but it is also an equivalent Darkness of Mind, that possesses the other."

— L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616-1704)

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Date: 1698

"All Divine Truth is of one of these two Emanations:--Either it flows from God, in the first Instant and Moment of God's Creation; and then it is the Light of that Candle which God set up in Man, to light him; and that which by this Light he may discover, are all the Instances of Morality; of goo...

— Whichcote, Benjamin (1609-1683)

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