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Date: 1796

"The eye of the mind is dazzled and vanquished."

— Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)

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Date: 1796

"An ancient writer, Plutarch, I think it is, quotes some verses on the eloquence of Pericles, who is called "the only orator that left stings in the minds of his hearers." Like his, the eloquence of the declaration, not contradicting, but enforcing sentiments of the truest humanity, has left stin...

— Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)

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Date: 1796

"It is the common doom of man that he must eat his bread by the sweat of his brow, that is, by the sweat of his body, or the sweat of his mind."

— Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)

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Date: 1819

"Philosophers, anatomists of soul, / Ye have display'd a fearful spectacle, / The human heart exposed in nakedness!"

— Anster, John (1793-1867)

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