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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.”

 

Source: The Guardian

Archimedes, mathematician:

“Stand away, fellow, from my diagram!”

Archimedes was killed during the Second Punic War. According to the historian Plutarch, a soldier came up to the mathematician and told him to go with him to Marcellus.

Archimedes, however, refused to do so until he finished the problem he was working on. Enraged, the soldier killed him.

 

Sources: “The Parallel Lives” by Plutarch, “Famous Last Words” by Laura Ward

Karl Marx, philosopher:

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

 

Source: International Business Times

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