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Date: 1259

In our minds "the divine image shines."

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

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Date: 1474

The soul is like a mirror in which the divine image can be seen

— Marsiglio Ficino [Marsilius] (1433-1499)

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Date: c. 1508?

"The mind of the painter should be like a mirror which always takes the colour of the thing that it reflects and which is filled by as many images as there are things placed before it."

— Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452-1519)

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