REAL Famous Last Words

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They say that "holy men, at their dead, have divine inspiration" (Shakespeare, I think). Do they? Read the following famous last words (the real ones1)

I shall hear in heaven -- Ludwig Van Beethoven

I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have -- Leonardo da Vinci

Such is life -- Ned Kelly, Australian Outlaw, who was hanged in 1880.

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

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it -- William Somerset Maugham, Author

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 -- Niccolo Machievelli, Florentine diplomat and political philosopher.

They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist ... -- General John Sedgwick, Union commander in the American Civil War, shot while looking over a parapet at enemy lines.
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