Last Words of Saints and Sinners: 700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History
The last words of the dying have fascinated readers throughout history. They reveal the fears, hopes, courage, and legacies of both the famous and not-so-famous. This collection of seven hundred quotes includes the last words of commoners, atheists, poets, and politicians along with noted Christians and martyrs. Excellent for casual reading and as a ready reference source for the pastor or public speaker.
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... cheerfully sacrifice riches , honors , pleasures , liberty and life itself because of their adherence to the truth and honor of the Lord they loved .
... Enforce attention like deep harmony ; Where words are scarce they're seldom spent in vain , For they breathe truth that breathe their words in pain .
Truth shall retire Bestruck with sland'rous darts , and works of faith Rarely be found . And to the faithful , Death the gate of life .
... and arms they placed on every port Of burghs , or other places of resort , As standing trophies of their victory O'er Divine truth and human liberty .
Gerhardt has taught us to sing — " Let us in life , in death Thy stedfast truth declare , And publish with our latest breath Thy love and guardian care .
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Good book, with some interesting and insightful quotes. It also has references to the Bible and gives a good glimpse into the assurance we have through our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, as well as tying that assurance to the last words of both saints AND sinners. Read full review