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Date: 1660, 1676

"I do suppose that this is the very spirit, which by the Apostle is said to be with the soul, as a pedagogue and social governor, that it may admonish the soul of better things, and chastise her for her faults, and reprove her."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Because no man knows the things of a man but the spirit of a man which is in him; and that is the spirit of our conscience, concerning which, he saith, That spirit gives testimony to our spirit."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Thus, conscience is the Mind, and God writing his laws in our minds, is, informing our conscience, and furnishing it with laws, and rules, and measures, and it is called by S. Paul, [GREEK], the law of the mind."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"It is the assenting and determining part; let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind: and it is also taken for Conscience, or that Treasure of rules which are in order to practice."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Now there are two ways by which God reigns in the mind of a man, 1. Faith, and, 2. Conscience."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Conscience is the treasury of Divine commandments and rules in practical things."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"S. Bernard comparing the Conscience to a house, says it stands upon seven pillars."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"For the conscience is a Judge and a Guide, a Monitor and a Witness, which are the offices of the knowing, not of the chusing faculty."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"But to accuse or excuse is the office of a faculty which can neither will nor chuse, that is, of the conscience, which is properly a record, a book, and a judgment-seat."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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Date: 1660, 1676

"Will and Conscience are like the cognati sensus, the Touch and the Taste; or the Teeth and the Ears, affected and assisted by some common objects, whose effect is united in matter and some real events, and distinguished by their formalities, or metaphysical beings."

— Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, 1667)

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