I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on France.— Louis XVI of France
Remarkable Last Words quotations
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
I desire to go to Hell and not to Heaven.
In the former I shall enjoy the company of popes, kings and princes, while in the latter are only beggars, monks and apostles
It became the middle finger I couldn’t raise in PR photographs.
The mustache became my silent last word in the verbal battles I was losing with higher headquarters on rules, targets, and fighting the war.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
How the little piglets would grunt if they knew how the old boar suffered.
Messieurs, c'est les microbes qui auront le dernier mot.
" (Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word.)
All is lost. Monks, monks, monks!
Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.
When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity ? And why turbulence ? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.
I must go in, the fog is rising.
Marie Antoinette. Her last words were,"Pardon me sir. I did not mean to do it,"to a man whose foot she stepped on before she was executed by the guillotine
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
Better is the sinner who hath thoughts about God, than the saint who hath only the show of sanctity.
Good words do not last long unless they amount to something.
The Revolution has not yet succeeded. Comrades, you must carry on!
Be careful with your words, once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
Why are you weeping ? Did you imagine that I was immortal ?
Love one another (His last words)
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
My only regret is that I'm going before that rat, Robespierre! [to his executioner] Don't forget to show my head to the people; it's well worth seeing.
Let us now relieve the Romans of their fears by the death of a feeble old man.
And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement;
battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.
The Clan Mothers ran everything and had the last word. I think that's the answer.
The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is it?
I don't trust words. I trust actions.
I shall look forward to a pleasant time.
Is it not meningitis?
I desire to leave to the men that come after me a remembrance of me in good works.
You can't rush something you want to last forever.
The executioner is, I believe, very expert; and my neck is very slender
Night never had the last word. The dawn is always invincible.
The world of visual perspective is one of unified and homogeneous space.
Such a world is alien to the resonating diversity of spoken words. So language was the last art to accept the visual logic of Gutenberg technology, and the first to rebound in the electric age.
Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime.
When all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one.
When I am dead, and over me bright April Shakes out her rain drenched hair, Tho you should lean above me broken hearted, I shall not care. For I shall have peace. As leafey trees are peaceful When rain bends down the bough. And I shall be more silent and cold hearted Than you are now
I go from a corruptible, to an incorruptible Crown;
where no disturbance can be, no disturbance in the World.
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.
I created a flag from the sport's dignity.
I oversee the name of my family with affection, steady nerves and blood.
To Harald, may God forgive you and forgive me, too, but I prefer to take my life away and our baby's before I bring him with shame or killing him, Lupe. [Suicide note.]
The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end.
This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader's mind. It has, in fact, the last word.
Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?
[About Eichmann:] It was as though in those last minutes he was summing up the lesson that this long course in human wickedness had taught us - the lesson of the fearsome, word-and-thought-defying banality of evil.