Man is but a tenant of his physical body
“Thank you! John Quincy Adams himself is well, sir, quite well. I thank you. But the house in which he lives at present is becoming dilapidated. It is tottering upon its foundations. Time and the seasons have nearly destroyed it. Its roof is pretty well worn out. Its walls are much shattered, and it trembles with every wind. The old tenement is becoming almost uninhabitable, and I think John Quincy Adams will have to move out of it soon; but he, himself, is quite well, sir, quite well.”
From the funeral address at the services for Mrs. William R. Calderwood, February 23, 1949. See also: Clare Middlemiss, Cherished experiences from the writings of President David O. McKay, p. 193.