imagesCANNHEUCThe inevitable end will come to us all, we will all fall victim to the looming claws of the grim reaper. But what will we leave behind us… how will we be remembered? Our last words are a keepsake, a memory of us and the lives we lived. Here are some of my favorite last words:

Dying is a very dull dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing to do with it. — W. Somerset Maugham

Go away…I’m all right — H.G Wells

Friends applaud; the comedy is over — Ludwig Von Beethoven

Now comes the mystery — Henry Ward Beecher

The executioner is, I believe, very expert; and my neck is very slender — Anne Boleyn

Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. — Nurse Cavell (before facing a German firing squad in 1915)

I suffer nothing, but I feel a sort of difficulty in living longer. — Fontenelle

Let us now relieve the Romans of their fears by the death of a feeble old man. — Hannibal

I am taking a fearful leap in the dark. — Hobbes

Light, more light! — Goethe

If I had strength to hold a pen I would write down how easy and pleasant a thing it is to die. — Dr. William Hunter

Let us pass over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees. — Stonewall Jackson

Severn – I – lift me up – I am dying – I shall die easy; don’t be frightened – be firm, and thank God it has come. — Keats

So little done, so much to do. — CJ Rhodes

I don’t know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. — Newton

Die, my dear doctor? That is the last thing I shall do. — Palmeston

There are six guineas for you and do not hack me as you did my Lord Russell — Duke of Monmouth (to his executioner)

Hold your tongue! Your wretched chatter disgusts me. — Malesherbes (to the priest)

O Allah! Pardon my sins. Yes, I come. — Mohammed

It has all been very interesting. — Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Soldiers, save my face; aim at my heart. Farewell. –Murat, King of Naples (to his firing squad)

Lift me up that I might die standing, not lying down like a cow. — Siward, the Dane

Make my skin into drumheads for the Bohemian cause. — John Ziska

‎Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die. — Dalai Lama

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.- Mark Twain