"We are told by Philosophers, of no small Note, that the Mind is, at first, a kind of Tabula rasa, or like a Piece of blank Paper, that it bears no original Inscriptions, when we come into the World,--that we owe all the Characters afterwards drawn upon it, to the Impressions made upon our Senses; to Education, Custom, and the like."
— Fordyce, David (bap. 1711, d. 1751)
(vol I., pp. 114-5)
Fordyce, David. Dialogues Concerning Education. 2 vols. (London: [s.n.], 1745).