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Date: 1273

"For eternity is compared to time as immovable to movable. And thus Boethius compared the intellect to eternity, and reason to time."

— St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

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Date: 1273

"For "opinion" signifies an act of the intellect which leans to one side of a contradiction, whilst in fear of the other."

— St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

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Date: 1273

"While to 'judge' or 'measure' [mensurare] is an act of the intellect, applying certain principles to examine propositions. From this is taken the word 'mens' [mind]."

— St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

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Date: 1460-70

"I am Mynde, þat in þe sowle ys / The veray fygure of þe Deyte."

— Anonymous

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"His heart [is] as far from fraud as heaven from earth."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1590?, 1623

"Behold her that gave aim to all thy oaths / And entertained 'em deeply in her heart. / How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root?"

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: w. 1592-3 or 1595?, 1623

"Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; / The thief doth fear each bush an officer."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1593

"And care consumes the minde of man, / as fire melts Virgin Waxe."

— Churchyard, Thomas (1523?-1604)

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Date: 1594

"Now let hot Etna cool in Sicily, / And be my heart an ever-burning hell."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Date: 1594

"My thoughts are whirlèd like a potter's wheel."

— Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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