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Here's what a lot of famous philosophers had to say about reincarnation.
St. Clement of Alexandria - (150 - 220  A.D.)

"We were in being long before the foundation of the world; we existed in the eye of God, for it is our destiny to live in Him. We are reasonable creatures of the Divine Word; therefore, we have existed from the beginning, for in the beginning was the word."

St. Clement of Alexandria (150-220 BCE)
St. Gregory the Illuminator

"… it is absolutely necessary that the soul should be healed and purified, and if this does not take place during its life on earth, it must be accomplished in future lives."

St. Gregory the Illuminator (257-332 BCE)
St. Augustine of Hippo

"The message of Plato, the purest and the most luminous of all philosophy, has at last scattered the darkness of error, and now shines forth mainly in Plotinus, a Platonist so like his master that one would think they lived together, or rather, since so long a period of time separates them—that Plato was born again in Plotinus."

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE)
Carl Jung

"I can well imagine that I might have lived in former centuries … that I had to be born again because I had not fulfilled the task Memories, Dreams and Reflections given to me."

Carl Jung (1875-1961)
Henry Ford

"I adopted the theory of reincarnation when I was twenty-six …it was as if I had found a universal plan."

Henry Ford (1863-1947) [San Francisco Examine Aug. 26 1928]
Salvador Dali

"I am not only a mystic. I am also the reincarnation of one of the greatest of all Spanish mystics, St John of the Cross. I can remember vividly experiencing divine union, undergoing the dark night of the Soul … I can remember the monastery and many of St John's fellow monks!"

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) [New York Herald Tribune Jan. 24 1960]
David Lloyd George

"The conventional heaven with its angels perpetually singing, etc., nearly drove me mad in my youth and made me an atheist for ten years. My opinion is that we shall be reincarnated."

David Lloyd George (1863-1945) [Lord Riddel's Intimate Diary]
John Buchan

"I find myself in some scene which I cannot have visited before and which is yet perfectly familiar: I know that it was the stage of an action in which [ once took part and am about to take part again."

John Buchan (1975-1940) [Memory Hold-the-Door]
Rudyard Kipling

"They will come back—come back again—as long as the red earth rolls. He never wasted a leaf or a tree. Do you think He would squander souls?"

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) [The Sack of the Gods]
Benjamin Franklin

"The body of Benjamin Franklin, printer (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding) lies here, food for worms: but the work shall not be lost, it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more elegant edition …. revised and corrected by the author."

Benjamin Franklin (American Statesman) [Epitaph]