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Last words before death by famous people.

SocratesCrito, we owe a cock to Aesculapius. Pay it and do not neglect it.

—  Socrates, 469-399 BC, Ancient Geek Philosopher

     (his last words to his friend Crito)

ArchimedesDo not disturb my circles!

Μη μου τους κύκλους τάραττε.

—  Archimedes, 287-212 BC, Ancient Greek mathematician & inventor

     (his last words to the Roman soldier who killed him)

AugustusApplaud, my friends, the comedy is over!

Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est!

—  Augustus, 63 BC-14 AD, Roman Emperor

     (a little before his death)

Julius CaesarAnd you, son Brutus?

Και συ, τέκνον Βρούτε;

—  Julius Caesar, 101-14 BC, Roman general & Consul

     (his last words, spoken in Greek)

Wolfgang GoetheMehr Licht!

More light!

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

     (his last words)

Karl MarxGo on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher

     (his last words)

Victor HugoI see a black light.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

     (his last words)

Anton ChekhovI haven't drunk champagne for a long time.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

     (his last words)

Alexander the GreatTo the strongest!

Τω κρατίστω.

—  Alexander the Great, 356-323 BC, King of Macedon

     (about who he thought was worthy enough to succeed him)

Wilson MiznerI want a priest, a rabbi and a Protestant minister. I want to hedge my bets.

—  Wilson Mizner, 1876-1913, American playwright

     (on his deathbed)

Humphrey BogartI should have never switched from Scotch to Martinis.

—  Humphrey Bogart, 1899-1957, American actor

     (toward the end of his life)

Frank SinatraI’m losing it.

—  Frank Sinatra, 1915-1998, American singer

     (his last words)

Jean-Paul SartreI love you very much, my dear Beaver.

—  Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980, French philosopher

     (his last words to his partner Simone de Beauvoir)

Benjamin FranklinA dying man can do nothing easy.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

     (his last words)

Vince LombardiHappy anniversary. I love you.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

     (last words to his wife)

Eugene O’NeillI knew it! I knew it! Born in a hotel room and, goddamn it, dying in a hotel room.

—  Eugene O’Neill, 1888-1953, American playwright, Nobel 1936

     (his last words)

Winston ChurchillI’m bored with it all.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

     (his last words)



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The world is a stage, the life is a side-road. You came, you saw, you left.

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