Last words

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The following are a few, said to be, last words of a some noted thinkers:

“If I had the whole world, I would give anything to live one day. I am about to take a leap in the dark. I shall be glad to find a hole to creep out of the world. I am about to take a fearful leap in the dark.”
Thomas Hobbes (1679), supposed last words [1]

“I am abandoned by god and man; I shall go to hell! I will give you half of what I am worth, if you give me six months life.”
Voltaire (1778), supposed last words [1]

“I am abandoned by god and man. I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months of life. Then I shall go to hell and you will go with me, oh, Christ, oh, Jesus Christ!”
Voltaire (1788), variant of what he reportedly said to his attending physician (Ѻ)

“I would give worlds, if I had them, that the Age of Reason had never been published. Oh, god, save me; for I am at the edge of hell alone.”
Thomas Paine (1809), supposed last words [1]

Thomas Jefferson still survives.”
John Adams (1826), Last Words (age 90) (Ѻ), Jul 04

More light.”
Johann Goethe (1832), last words; said to his daughter-in-law Ottilie Pogwisch (1796-1872), Mar 22

“Men pass away, but their deeds abide.”
Augustin Cauchy (1857), last words (Ѻ)

Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two eternities. We strive in vain to look beyond the height. We cry aloud, and the only answer is the echo of our wailing cry. From the voiceless lips of the unreplying dead there comes no word.”
Robert Ingersoll (1879), said at the grave of his brother [2]

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See also
Atheist deathbed deconversions

1. Zuck, Roy B. (1997). The Speaker’s Quote Book: Over 4,500 Illustrations and Quotations for All (§:Dying Words, pg. 124) (Ѻ). Kregel Academic.
2. Darrow, Clarence and Rice, Wallace. (1929). Infidels and Heretics: an Agnostic’s Anthology (pg. 223) (Ѻ). Kessinger, 2004.

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