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Famous quotes containing the words soul and/or dead:

    It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)

    I set out on this ground, which I suppose to be self evident, “that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living”: that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)