Last words have always fascinated people.

Perhaps they hold an echo of wisdom or a biting witticism – or at least a hint about who’s getting what in the will.


And so, Business Insider put together a list of the reported last words of 18 famous historical figures.

Bob Marley, musician:

                               “Money can’t buy life.”


Archimedes, mathematician:

        “Stand away, fellow, from my diagram!”

Karl Marx, philosopher:

  “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.”

Augustus Caesar, first Roman emperor:

     “I found Rome of clay; I leave it to you of marble.”


Leonardo da Vinci, inventor and painter:

“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”

Groucho Marx, comedian and film star:



        “This is no way to live!”

Joe DiMaggio, baseball player:



          “I finally get to see Marilyn.”

Napoléon Bonaparte, French military and political leader:



 “France, the army, the head of the army, Joséphine.”

Humphrey Bogart, actor:



“I should never have switched from scotch to martinis.”








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