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Date: 1906

"From the old-world point of view, the American had no mind; he had an economic thinking-machine which could work only on a fixed line. "

— Adams, Henry (1838-1918)

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Date: 1906

"The American mind exasperated the European as a buzz-saw might exasperate a pine forest."

— Adams, Henry (1838-1918)

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Date: July, 1906

"People's thoughts are most inadequate and choked just when their action is most rapid and urgent."

— Santayana, George (1863-1952)

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Date: July, 1906

"That consciousness is a lyric cry, even in the midst of business, is something which must be felt, perhaps, to be understood; and they that have feeling, let them feel it."

— Santayana, George (1863-1952)

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Date: 1907

"No matter how much we may talk of the preservation of psychical dispositions, nor how many metaphors we may summon to characterize the storage of ideas in some hypothetical deposit chamber of memory, the obstinate fact remains that when we are not experiencing a sensation or an idea it is, stric...

— Angell, James Rowland (1869-1949)

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Date: Date Unknown

"The command of one's self is the greatest empire a man can aspire unto, and consequently, to be subject to our own passions is the most grievous slavery."

— Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Date: Date Unknown

To "be subject to our own passions is the most grievous slavery"

— Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Date: 1908

"Ideas rose in crowds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination."

— Poincaré, Henri (1854-1912)

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Date: 1908, 1911

"The soul of a good man had become empty of all psychological content, of grounds and consequences; it has become a pure white slate, upon which fate writes its absurd command, and this command will be followed blindly, rashly, and fiercely to the end."

— Lukács, Georg [György] (1885-1971)

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Date: 1909

"Thanks to his wonderful memory, everything he read was stored up for use or ornament, till his mind resembled a huge curiosity shop."

— Long, William Joseph (1867-1952)

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