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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

The Understanding's "searches after Truth, are a sort of Hawking and Hunting, wherein the very pursuit makes a great part of the Pleasure"

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

"How far such an one [one in whom "decrepid old Age" has blotted out Memory] (notwithstanding all that is boasted of innate Principles) is in his Knowledge, and intellectual Faculties, above the Condition of a Cockle, or an Oyster, I leave to be considered."

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

"The ignorance and darkness that is in us, no more hinders nor confines the knowledge that is in others, than the blindness of a mole is an argument against the quicksightedness of an eagle"

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1694

The body, like a grasshopper that has grown old, may cast off his skin and "a lively new shrill insect will come forth of it"

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The body may be resurrected, like "a dying and sluggish Catterpiller" that becomes a lively painted Butterfly.

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The body may be resurrected, like an ant that becomes a "winged fly."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

The body may be resurrected, like the Silk-worm, which "after many days, seeming dead and motionless, becomes a Butterfly."

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694

"But above all, the Phaenix , that the Learned Lactantius writes of, may put us in mind, if not confirm to us the Resurrection, for after she has lived in the Arabian Fields (as some affirm) about 600 Years, and finding her self wasted with Age and Infirmity, she gathers the ...

— Aristotle [pseud.]

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Date: 1694, 1704

"If we govern ourselves in the use of sensual delight, by the Laws of God and reason, we shall find ourselves more at ease than if we should let loose the reins to our appetites and lusts."

— Tillotson, John (1630–1694)

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Date: 1698

"I was apt to think the best way were, to let Nature spend it self; and although those who write out of their own Thoughts do it with as much Ease and Pleasure as a Spider spins his Web; yet the World soon grows weary of Controversies, especially when they are about Personal Matters."

— Stillingfleet, Edward (1635-1699)

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