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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"Good Manners have nothing to do with Virtue or Religion; instead of extinguishing, they rather inflame the Passions"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"A vicious young Fellow, after having been an Hour or two at Church, a Ball, or any other Assembly, where there is a great parcel of handsome Women dress'd to the best Advantage, will have his Imagination more fired than if he had the same time been Poling at Guildhall, or walking in the Country ...

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"How strangely our Passions govern us!"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

There are the curious "that are skill'd in anatomizing the invisible Part of Man"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

The generality of Wise Men agree that there is "no Conquest like that of our Passions"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"Malice and most severe Strokes of Fortune can do no more Injury to a Mind thus stript of all Fears, Wishes and Inclinations, than a blind Horse can do in an empty Barn"

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"This has often made me compare the Virtues of great Men to your large China Jars: they make a fine Shew, and are Ornamental even to a Chimney; one would by the Bulk they appear in, and the Value that is set upon 'em, think they might be very useful, but look into a thousand of them, and you'll f...

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"Where would you look for the Excellency of a Statue, but in that Part which you see of it? 'Tis the Polish'd Outside only that has the Skill and Labour of the Sculptor to boast of; what's out of sight is untouch'd. Would you break the Head or cut open the Breast to look for the Brains or the Hea...

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"That Resolution depends upon this Tone of the Spirits, appears likewise from the effects of strong Liquors, the fiery Particles whereof crowding into the Brain, strengthen the Spirits; their Operation imitates that of Anger, which I said before was an Ebullition of the Spirits."

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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Date: 1705, 1714, 1732

"I could tell People that to extricate themselves from all worldly Engagements, and to purify the Mind, they must divest themselves of their Passions, as Men take out the Furniture when they would clean a Room thoroughly."

— Mandeville, Bernard (bap. 1670, d. 1733)

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