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Date: 1257

"By these means, He makes the sinful soul, formerly the enemy of God, the den of the devil, and the slave of sin, to become the bride of Christ, the temple of the Holy Spirit, and the daughter of the eternal Father: all of which is brought about by a free and gracious INFUSION OF THE GIFT OF GRACE."

— St. Bonaventure [born Giovanni di Fidanza] (1217-1274)

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Date: 1273

"Thirdly, because the action of a motor is never attributed to the thing moved, except as to an instrument; as the action of a carpenter to a saw. Therefore if understanding is attributed to Socrates, as the action of what moves him, it follows that it is attributed to him as to an instrument"

— St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

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Date: Trans. 1425

"þe brayn..is þe place & þe habitacioun of þe resonable soule, as G[alen] hym selfe seid."

— Guy de Chauliac (c.1300-1368)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"O thou that dost inhabit in my breast , / Leave not the mansion so long tenantless / Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall / And leave no memory of what it was."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"My herald thought s in thy pure bosom rest them"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594

"Finally, Appetite is the Will’s solicitor, and the Will is Appetite’s controller."

— Hooker, Richard (1554-1600)

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Date: 1596

"What tell you me of conscience? Conscience was hanged long agoe."

— Perkins, William (1558-1602)

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Date: 1596

"But vnles they take better heed, and preuent the danger by repentance, Hanged-conscience vvill revive and become both gibbet and hangman to them either in this life or the life to come."

— Perkins, William (1558-1602)

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Date: 1596

"Vnderstanding is that facultie in the soale whereby we vse reason: and it is the more principall part seruing to rule and order the whole man, and therefore it is placed in the soule to be as the wagginer in the waggin."

— Perkins, William (1558-1602)

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Date: 1596

"The manner of consciences determination, is to set downe his iudgement either with the creature or against it: I adde this clause, because conscience is of a diuine nature, and is a thing placed by God in the middest betweene him and man, as an arbitratour to giue sentence and to pronounce eithe...

— Perkins, William (1558-1602)

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