Last word of Benjamin Franklin

A dying man can do nothing easily.

Benjamin Franklin was a leading author, politician,scientist, musician, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He is considered to be one of the founding father of USA.

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Benjamin Franklin died from pleuritic attack at his home in Philadelphia on April 17, 1790, at age 84. Franklin’s funeral was on April 21, 1790, and at least 20,000 people attended it. By current estimates, the population of the city of Philadelphia in 1790 was 28,000.

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Last word of Richard Feynman

I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring

These were the last word from our great Richard Feynman’s well renounced American theoretical physicist. His work in field of Quantum electrodynamics got him Nobel Prize in 1965.

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He took his last breath on February 15, 1988, Los Angeles, California, United States. He  was suffering from two rare forms of cancer, liposarcoma and Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia. He was 69 years old.

Last word of Abraham Lincoln

We must both be more cheerful in the future. Between the war and the loss of our darling Willie, we have both been very miserable.

Only hours before he was fatally shot, he envisioned the peaceful and healing aftermath of the national and personal devastation, saying to his wife Mary. It was Good Friday, April 14, 1865, at  John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. This statement reflect his feeling during his last days, when he almost won the civil war and most popular president of United State of America.

 

Wait and Meditate till I call you

Wait and meditate till I call you

This was the last word spoken to monastic disciple by Swami Vivekananda.

It was the 4th July 1902. He meditated for three hours that morning and conducted a class on Sanskrit grammar and Vedanta philosophy for the young monk in the afternoon, after which he took a long walk.

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After his return from this walk he went to his own room and sat down facing towards the Ganges, to meditate. It was the last time.Then on the wings of that meditation, his  spirit soared  to heaven, and the body was left, like folded vesture on the earth.

I guess we are still waiting for him.