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Dying declarations don’t just hold value in the court of law but last words are known to be remembered for generations!
Last words are sometimes gems of wisdom spoken by the person on the deathbed. Famous philosophers, actors, writers, scientists and more have said things before they leave the world that form a very interesting read.
Have you ever thought what your last words would be? Make sure they count!
1. SIR ISAAC NEWTON:
“I don’t 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 in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Sir Isaac Newton, whom we know for his contributions in the field of science especially for his laws of motion and concept of gravity, was modest at the time of his death. His last words touch the soul – they are almost like he was going to go on a new journey.
2. LEONARDO DA VINCI:
“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”
The famous Renaissance era painter, artist, inventor (we could go on) is a perfectionist, isn’t he? This man must have worshipped his work, only then he could have said these words on his deathbed. Sir, if you were alive you’d know how great your work is.
3. SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE:
He said to his wife, “You are wonderful.”
The author of the famous Sherlock Holmes did a wonderful deed when he died, his was an act of love. He is said to have turned to his wife, said these words and died at the age of 71 in his garden.
4. ALFRED HITCHCOCK:
“One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes.”
Famous master director, Alfred Hitchcock has said a lot through his classic movies. He said these words, when he died wondering about what happens after death – one never knows the ending. Indeed, true.
5. SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL:
“I’m bored with it all.”
British Prime Minister two times, Sir Winston Churchill was known to be a charismatic and inspiring leader was bored. What was he bored with? He died on the morning of January 24, 1965, nine days after he suffered a stroke.
Last words are powerful aren’t they? Tell us about the last words of people you’ve heard from.