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Date: 1738

"And as the Mind in Infants, is like a white Sheet of Paper, where nothing is written; or like a tender Twig, which may be bent every Way; it is evident, that either Virtue or Vice may be planted in it."

— Guazzo, Stefano (1530-1593)

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