• It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; 'tis rather an embrio state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?

    Benjamin Franklin (2007). “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757”, p.391, Regnery Publishing
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