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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

There is "Nothing being so beautiful to the Eye, as Truth is to the Mind"

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

"For in this the Mind is at no pains of proving or examining, but perceives the Truth, as the Eye doth light, only by being directed towards it."

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

"The bent of our own minds may favour it as much as we please; that may show it to be a fondling of our own, but will by no means prove it to be an offspring of heaven, and of divine original."

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

"As it is in the motions of the body, so it is in the thoughts of our minds: Where any one is such, that we have power to take it up, or lay it by, according to the preference of the mind, there we are at liberty"

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

"The mind has a different relish, as well as the palate; and you will as fruitlessly endeavour to delight all men with riches or glory (which yet some men place their happiness in) as you would to satisfy all men's hunger with cheese or lobsters; which, though very agreeable and delicious fare to...

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

"This, as has been already observed, is seen only by the eye, or the perceptive faculty of the mind, taking a view of them laid together, in a juxta-position; which view of any two it has equally, whenever they are laid together in any proposition, whether that proposition be placed as a major or...

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1690, 1694, 1695, 1700, 1706

"The relish of the mind is as various as that of the body, and like that too may be altered; and it is a mistake to think, that men cannot change the displeasingness or indifferency that is in actions into pleasure and desire, if they will do but what is in their power."

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1691

"We are careful enough of wounding or maiming our Bodies, but we make bold to lash and wound our Souls daily; for every Sin we commit, being contrary to its Nature, is a real Stripe yea a mortal Wound to the soul, and we shall find it to be so, if our Consciences be once awakened to feel the Stin...

— Ray [formerly Wray], John (1627–1705)

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Date: 1691

"Sin is the Sickness of the Soul."

— Ray [formerly Wray], John (1627–1705)

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Date: 1691

"How haps, what did unto our Sight advance, / In Dreams again i'th' cheated Soul do dance, / And with fresh Charms the credulous Mind entrance?"

— Heyrick, Thomas (bap. 1649. d. 1694)

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