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From Tommy´s Window The Last Words of Famous People: Chritsians and Atheists

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  • 1. What they said when they died.Funny, sober, pathetic & hopeful.Also the martyrs last words!

2. Alexander the Great, conquered land ONLY from Macedonia to Pakistan, & died at the age of 33 with his boots on, weeping: "There are no more other worlds to conquer!" Mark TwainAMERICAN AUTHOR, 1835-1910:"Give me my glasses."Paul Claudell1868-1955 French poet,playwright and diplomat"Doctor, do you think it couldhave been the sausage?" 3. Sir Thomas MoreEnglish Catholic statesman, beheaded in 1535 on orders of Henry the Eight, for his convictions, because he wouldnt endorse Henrys divorce:See me safe up (onto the scaffold); for mycoming down, let me shift for myself"Anne Boleyn Protestant wife of Henry the Eight. Before being decapitated on orders of her husband whom she never derided, she quipped:The executioner is, I believe, veryexpert; and my neck is very slenderand later on the block "Oh God, havepity on my soul. Oh God, have pity on 4. Henry the EighthKing of England, d. 1547: When his turn came:"All is lost. Monks, monks, monks! So,now all is gone, Empire, Body & Soul!"Hannibal Carthaginian general, often considered to be one of the greatest generals to have ever lived, who crossed the Alps on elephants, and almost conquered Rome."Let us now relieve the Romans of theirfears by the death of a feeble old man." 5. James Dean1931-1955: Jewish Hollywoods tool to make beingcool & teenage rebellion popular, thus artificiallycreating the generation gap that divided childrenfrom their parents, & destroyed the Western family unit, and ultimately that of the entire world! Shortly before his fatal car crash: "My fun days are over." Voltaire1694-1778 French atheist/deist philosopher &writer"This is no time to make new enemies."(When asked on his deathbed toforeswear Satan.) 6. Henry Ward Beecher EVANGELIST 1813-1887 :Now comes the mystery.Pancho VillaMEXICAN REBEL, ASSASSINATED BYHIS OWN ASSOCIATES, 1878-1923: His last words, while clutching acomrade after being shot:Dont let it end like this, tellthem I said something good." 7. Cesar Augustus:ROMAN EMPEROR 63 BC 14 AD"Did I play my role well? If so, thenapplause, because the comedy isfinished!"Dr. William HunterThe Scottish anatomist and obstetrician William Hunter (1718-1783)"If I had strength to hold a pen Iwould write down how easy andpleasant a thing it is to die." 8. Woodrow Wilson 28th PRESIDENT of the U.S.A., held office during WW1, 1856-1924, also asked God to forgive him for betraying his country to the internationalbankers by allowing their Federal Reserve central bank! "Edith, (his wife) Im a broken machine, but Im ready." Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th PRESIDENT of the U.S.A., 1890-1969, whoafter WW2 allowed the genocide of many millions of German soldiers and civilians in p.o.w camps! "I want to go; God take me." 9. Ludwig van Beethoven Composer, d. March 26, 1827 "Friends applaud, the comedyis finished."Thomas Alva Edison AMERICAN INVENTOR, 1847-1931: It is very beautiful over there." 10. Heinrich Heine A great Skeptic later changed his attitude. In the postscript to his poem collection Romancero, he wrote: "When you are on your deathbed, you become more sensitive and you would like to make peace with God and the world. Poems, that only contained halfway reproaches against God, I delivered over to the flames in a fearful zeal. It is better, that the verses burn than the verse maker. I returned to God as a prodigal son, after I fed the swine with the Hegelians for a long time. In the theology I have to accuse myself of retreating, because I returned to a personal God." As he died: "God will forgive me. Its his job." Michelangelo ITALIAN ARTIST, SCULPTOR, PAINTER,ARCHITECT AND POET, 1475-1564.Before dying he said, "I die for the faith of JesusChrist, and in the firm hope of a better life." 11. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881, British statesman. On his deathbed, declining an offer of a visit from Queen Victoria."No, it is better not. She will onlyask me to take a message to Albert."Queen VictoriaQueen Of England & Empress Of India,1819-1901:To her husband Albert:"Oh, that peace might come. Bertie! 12. Leo TolstoyRUSSIAN NOVELIST & PHILOSOPHER,1828-1910:Refusing to reconcile himself with theRussian Orthodox Church as he lay dying, he said"Even in the valley of the shadow ofdeath, two and two do not make six. John KeatsENGLISH POET, 1795-1821:"Severn - I - lift me up - I am dying - Ishall die easy; dont be frightened - befirm, and thank God it has come."." 13. John Quincy Adams SIXTH PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., 1767-1848 :"This is the last of earth! I am content."John Adams 2nd PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., 1735-1826: "Thomas Jefferson--still survives...."(Actually, Jefferson had died earlier thatsame day. See next page) 14. Thomas Jefferson3rd PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., 1743-1826"Is it the Fourth?" Benjamin FranklinAMERICAN STATESMAN & INVENTOR, 1706-1790A dying man can do nothing easy. 15. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe GERMAN POET & SCIENTIST 1749-1832:Come my little one, and give me your hand.Spoken to his daughter, Ottilie. Josef AddisonEnglish essayist, poet & man of letters"See in what peace a Christian can die.." 16. Patrick Henry AMERICAN PATRIOT, 1736-1799: On the 6th of June, as Dr. Cabell, his physician, was weeping bitterly, the dying patriot asked the doctor to observe how great a reality and benefit the Christian religion was to a man about to die." Thomas A. BeckettArchbishop of Canterbury, d.1170, was martyred in the churchI am ready to die for my Lord, thatin my blood the Church may obtainliberty and peace. 17. Lord KelvinFOREMOST AMONG THE SMALL GROUP OFBRITISH SCIENTISTS WHO HELPED TO LAY THEFOUNDATION OF MODERN PHYSICS. 18241907Mathematics and dynamics fail usSir Isaac NewtonGREATEST CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST. 1642- 1727 "I dont 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. 18. Sir Winston Churchill1874-1965, British prime minister who could havemade peace with Germany that had no desire forwar with Britain, contrary to public opinion, buthe chose to make war for the Rothschild Bankers.I am ready to meet my Maker. Whethermy Maker is prepared for the great ordealof meeting me is another matter."Karl MarxEconomist (1818-83), adept of Satanist MosesHess & a protg of international bankers, diedsurrounded by candles burning to Lucifer.To his housekeeper who asked him ifhe had any last words, "Go on, getout. Last words are for fools whohavent said enough." 19. SIGMUND FREUD PSYCHOLOGIST, 1856-1939 FATHER OF PSYCHO ANALYSIS & the art of introspection: "Now it is nothing but torture."LORD PALMERSTON 1784-1865 Prime Minister of England"Die, my dear doctor? That is the lastthing I shall do." 20. ROBERT THE BRUCEKing of Scotland, 1274-1329. He eventuallyfollowed William Wallaces example to fight& defeat the English."Now, God be with you, my dearchildren. I have breakfasted withyou and shall sup with my LordJesus Christ."Thomas CranmerArchbishop of Canterbury (1489-1556), ordered topublicly recant, repudiated his earlier recantations.Cranmers last words at the stake were recordedas: "This is the hand that wrote it, and thereforeshall it suffer first punishment," and I have sinned,in that I signed with my hand what I did notbelieve with my heart. When the flames are lit, thishand shall be the first to burn.", then he said: "I seeHeaven open and Jesus on the right hand of God." 21. PROF. THOMAS HUXLEYFAMOUS AGNOSTIC, 1856-1939As he lay dying he suddenly looked up at somesight invisible to mortal eyes, and staring awhile,whispered at last, "So it is true..." JOHN HUSSA Czech priest who became the leader of a reform religiousmovement. With his attacks on the churchs wealth andcorruption, he antagonized the archbishop and clergy ofPrague. He was forbidden to preach and finally ex-communicated. Tricked by the Holy Roman Emperor,Sigismund, he attended a reform council, where he wasarrested, condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake."You are now going to burn a goose, (theBohemian name of Huss signifying goose), butin a century you will have a swan whom youcan neither roast nor boil. (Martin Luther!) "Osancta simplicitas! ["O holy simplicity!" On noticing apeasant adding a faggot to the pile at hisexecution.] 22. THOMAS HOBBES POLITICAL PHILOSOPHER AND ATHEIST, 1588 - 1679Now I am about to take my lastvoyage, a great leap in the dark." DWIGHT L. MOODY CHRISTIAN PREACHER, 1837 - 1899Awakening from sleep shortly before he died said:"Earth recedes. Heaven opens before me. If thisdeath, it is sweet! There is no valley here. God iscalling me, and I must go." "No, no, Father," saidMoodys son, "You are dreaming.""I am not dreaming," replied Moody. "I have beenwithin the gates. I have seen the childrens faces."His last words were, "This is my triumph; this ismy coronation day! It is glorious!" 23. EDITH LOUISA CAVELL1865-1915 ENGLISH NURSE & VICTIM OF INTL. BANKERS WHO ORGANISED HER DEATH BY GERMAN EXECUTION (To the chaplain who attended her before her execution by the Germans, 12 October 1915) "Standing, as I do, in the view of God and eternity I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone."WILLIAM WALLACE SCOTTISH PATRIOT,Braveheart 1270-1305William Wallaces last words before he washung, disemboweled, drawn, and quarteredbefore an angry London crowd, according to thepopular movie by Mel Gibson, were:FREEDOM!!!!" 24. LATIMER & RIDLEY Burnt alive at Oxford in 1555. Then they brought a lighted fagot, and laid the same down at Ridleys feet; upon which Latimer said calling out from the fire, Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by Gods grace, in England, as I tr