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Last words

Last words

Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent. Bernard Shaw

Last words

Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama Buddha: All compound things are subject to breaking up. Strive on with mindfulness.



"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit" Luke 23:46 

"It is finished" John 19:30

"God, God, why have you forsaken me?" Mark 15:34 and Matthew 27:46

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill Before slipping into a coma.  "I'm bored with it all."

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do".

Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas: "I shall never know how it all comes out now"

James Joyce

James Joyce: "Does nobody understand?"

François Rabelais

François Rabelais: "I go to seek a Great Perhaps"

Somerset Maugham

Somerset Maugham: "Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it."

Henry James

Henry James: "So here it is at last, the distinguished thing"

William Saroyan

William Saroyan: "Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.  Now what?"

Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine: "God will pardon me, that's his line of work."

Johann Goethe

Johann Goethe "Open the second shutter so that more light may come in"

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo: "I see black light."

Louis XIV

"Why are you weeping? Did you imagine that I was immortal?" " — "Sun King" Louis XIV

Madame du Barrywas

Madame du Barrywas a French courtesan who became the last mistress of Louis XV of France. Her last words to the executioner: "One moment more, executioner, one little moment"

George Washington

George Washington:"I die hard but am not afraid to go"

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette. Her last words were, "Pardon me Sir, I meant not to do it," to a man whose foot she stepped on before she was executed by guillotine.

Thomas Carlyle

Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle: "So this is Death. Well !"

Edvard Grieg

Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg: "Well, if it must be so..."

Friedrich Hegel

German philosopher Friedrich Hegel: "Only one man has ever understood me... and he didn't understand me

Emperor Nero

Emperor Nero: "What an artist dies in me"


Roman Emperor Vespasian "Dammit; I think I am becoming a god"

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci: "I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have"

Immanuel Kant

German philosopher  Immanuel Kant: "It is good’"

Lytton Strachey

British writer and critic Lytton Strachey: "If this is dying, I don't think much of it"

Ramón María Narváez

Spanish general and statesman Ramón María Narváez: "I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." When asked by a priest if he forgave his enemies while on his deathbed.

Abram Hewitt

Abram Hewitt. His last words were, "And now, I am officially dead." He said this after he took his oxygen tube from his mouth.

Joseph Green

Surgeon Joseph Green: "It's stopped" upon checking his own pulse.

James Thurber

American author, cartoonist and celebrated wit James Thurber: His last words, aside from the repeated word "God," were "God bless... God damn"

Noel Coward

English playwright, composer and  actor Noel Coward  "Goodnight my darlings, I'll see you tomorrow." On retiring to bed.

Ernest Herter - Dying Achilles


Hendrik Goltzius - Dying Adonis


David - Death of Marat


Silvestro Lega - The death of Giuseppe Mazzini Death/ Last words

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