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Date: 1820

"'Tis in that hour the mind receives ... The best impression virtue gives."

— Combe, William (1742 -1823)

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Date: 1831

Helvetius's creed is that men are born equal and "it depends upon education only, in the largest sense of that word, including every impression that may be made upon the mind, intentional or accidental, from the hour of our birth, whether we shall be poets or philosophers, dancers or singers, che...

— Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Date: 1838

"These easy minds, where all impressions made / At first sink deeply, and then quickly fade"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

"And they observed that words severe or kind / Made no impression on his wounded mind"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

"His books, his walks, his musing, morn and eve, / Gave such impressions as such minds receive"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

"Survey these features--see if nothing there / May old impressions on your mind repair!"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: 1838

"The Captain's heart, although unused to melt, / A strong impression from persuasion felt;"

— Crabbe, George (1754-1832)

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Date: w. 1795-1796, first published 1842

"In these my lonely wanderings I perceived / What mighty objects do impress their forms / To elevate our intellectual being."

— Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)

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Date: 1845

"I have sometimes thought that the mere hearing of those songs would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the reading of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do."

— Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)

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Date: 1860

"The impression on his mind that it was but yesterday when he received the letter from Mr Gore was so continually implied in his talk, and the attempts to convey to him the idea that many weeks had passed and much had happened since then had been so soon swept away by recurrent forgetfulness, tha...

— Eliot, George (1819-1880)

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