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Last Words Quotes
"Thomas Jefferson still survives."
(Refering to his good friend of twenty-five years.)
"This is the last of earth! I am content"
(He collapsed from a stroke in the House of Representatives in 1848.)
John Quincy Adams
"Waiting are they? Waiting are they? Well--let 'em wait."
In responce to the Doctor saying "General, I fear the angels are waiting for you."
After stepping on the foot of the Executioner. (She was convicted of treason and sentenced to death by beheading)
"The ladies have to go first. . . . Get in the lifeboat, to please me. . . . Good-bye, dearie. I'll see you later."
(After putting his pregnant wife on one of the last life boats on the Titanic.)
John Jacob Astor
"Friends applaud, the comedy is over."
Ludwig van Beethoven
(In response to his wife Mabel whispering to him, "Don't leave me.")
Alexander Graham Bell
"Tell mother, tell mother, I died for my country. . . . useless . . . useless . . ."
(After being shot in the neck by a solidier while hiding in a barn in Virginia.)
John Wilkes Booth
"I lingered around them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth."
"Whatever the result may be, I shall carry to my grave the consciousness that at least I meant well for my country."