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|John Quincy Adams|
|This, is the last of earth. I am content.|
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|Sir Francis Bacon(1561–1626)||For my name and memory, I leave it to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations, and the next ages.|
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|Don't die like I did.|
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(circa 563 BC - circa 483 BC) - Siddhattha Gautama
|Work hard to gain your own salvation.|
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|Hallo, the bow is up… I'm going… I'm on my back… I've gone. Oh.|
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|King Charles II|
|Let not poor Nelly starve.|
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|Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way.|
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|It's better to burn out than to fade away.|
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|My design is to make what haste I can to be gone.|
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|I do not believe in my death.|
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|Diana, Princess of Wales|
|My God. What's happened?|
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|Isadora Duncan(1878–1927)||Adieu, mes amis. Je vais à la gloire. (Farewell, my friends. I go to glory.)|
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|King George V(1865–1936)||Bugger Bognor!|
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|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe(1749–1832)||Mehr Licht! (More light!)|
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|I will die like a true-blue rebel. Don't waste any time in mourning - organize.|
|Henrik Ibsen(1828–1906)||On the contrary.|
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|Michael Jackson(1958–2009)||I love you more|
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|Stan Laurel(1890-1965)||I'd rather be skiing.|
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|Be of good comfort Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as (I trust) shall never be put out.|
|Robert E. Lee|
|Strike the tent. (attributed)|
|John Lennon(1940-1980)||I'm shot.|
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|Spike Milligan(1918-2005)||I told you I was ill.|
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|Sir Thomas More|
|This hath not offended the king.|
|Admiral Horatio Nelson|
|Thank God, I have done my duty.|
|Captain Lawrence Oates|
|I am just going outside and may be some time.|
|What do I tell the pilot to do?|
|Lord Henry Temple Palmerston|
|Die, my dear Doctor, that's the last thing I shall do!|
|I believe that a life lived for music is an existence spent wonderfully, and this is what I have dedicated my life to.|
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|I think I could eat one of Bellamy's veal pies. (attributed)|
|Pope John Paul II|
|Let me go to the house of the Father.|
(1935 - 1977)
|I hope I haven't bored you.|
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|Sir Walter Ralegh|
|I have a long journey to take, and must bid the company farewell.|
|So little done, so much to do.|
|Lord take my soul, but the struggle continues.|
|General John Sedgwick(1813-1864)||They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.|
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|“What is the answer?” No answer came. She laughed and said, “In that case what is the question?”|
|If this is dying, then I don't think much of it.|
|Hunter S. Thompson(1937-2005)||Relax - This won't hurt.|
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|One of us must go. (attributed, probably apocryphal)|
|Tell them I've had a wonderful life.|