Spoken by Euphranor, in reply to Alciphron’s objections to aspects of the claims of Scripture:

…And indeed, when I consider that the soul and body are things so very different and heterogeneous, I can see no reason to be positive that the one must necessarily be extinguished upon the dissolution of the other ; especially since I find in myself a strong natural desire of immortality, and I have not observed that natural appetites are wont to be given in vain, or merely to be frustrated.

– George Berkeley, Alciphron, or, The Minute Philosopher in The Works of George Berkeley Vol. II, ed. Alexander Campbell Fraser (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1871), p. 244-245.

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