Last Words of Saints and Sinners
700 Final Quotes for the Famous, the Infamous and the Inspiring Figures of History
by Herbert Lockyer
The last words of the dying have fascinated readers throughout history. They provide a big glimpse through the window of human character, revealing the fears, hopes, courage, and legacies of both the famous and not-so-famous.
This collection of 700 quotes features the last words of kings, commoners, atheists, poets, politicians, and martyred Christians. Carefully researched and collected by well-known author, Herbert Lockyer, these final utterances cover a wide variety of topics including heaven, hell, good, evil, justice, judgment, and even humor. Also included is a helpful introduction by the author, outlining the historical context of the “last words,” as well as a summary of the Christian view of death. This is a wonderful instructive work for even the casual reader and a ready reference source for the pastor or public speaker.