Quotation by George Berkeley

I am apt to think, if we knew what it was to be an angel for one hour, we should return to this world, though it were to sit on the brightest throne in it, with vastly more loathing and reluctance than we would now descend into a loathsome dungeon or sepulchre.
George Berkeley (1685–1753), Irish bishop, philosopher. Euphranor, in "Alciphron: or the Minute Philosopher," dial. 4, sect. 23, p. 172, The Works of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, eds. A. Luce and T. Jessop, London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. (1948-1957).
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