My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
Dead, we become the lumber of the world.
I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.
My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry.
Last words are only words.
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.