Monday, March 14, 2011
Famous Last Words
Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827
~~ Napoleon Bonaparte, French Emperor, May 5, 1821
I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
~~ Humphrey Bogart, actor, d. January 14, 1957
Et tu, Brute?
~~ Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor, d. 44 BC
Oh, I am not going to die, am I? He will not separate us, we have been so happy.
Spoken to her husband of 9 months, Rev. Arthur Nicholls.
~~ Charlotte Bronte, writer, d. March 31, 1855
I'm bored with it all.
Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later.
~~ Winston Churchill, statesman, d. January 24, 1965
It is very beautiful over there.
~~ Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, d. October 18, 1931
God will pardon me, that's his line of work.
~~ Heinrich Heine, poet, d. February 15, 1856
I love you Sarah. For all eternity, I love you.
Spoken to his wife.
~~ James K. Polk, US President, d. 1849
I die hard but am not afraid to go.
~~ George Washington, US President, d. December 14, 1799
One who rules over people justly,
ruling in the fear of God,
is like the light of morning,
like the sun rising on a cloudless morning,
gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.
Is not my house like this with God?
For he has made with me an everlasting covenant,
ordered in all things and secure.
Will he not cause to prosper
all my help and my desire?
But the godless are all like thorns that are thrown away;
for they cannot be picked up with the hand;
to touch them one uses and iron bar
or the shaft of a spear.
And they are entirely consumed in the fire on the spot.
~~David, King of Israel, d. 970 BC
Davids last words were of God and justice. What would yours be?
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