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The Most Heroic Last Words Ever Recorded

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If they’re your final words, you’d better make them count.

How will you go out of this world? With a bang? With a whimper? Either way, we hope it’s with some seriously sweet words.

Words are funny. They are what separate us from lower animals, giving us the biggest evolutionary advantage we could have asked for: the ability to plan, to coordinate, to communicate, and pass along stories of our conquests. Words are essential to the human experience, whether we are speaking them, hearing them, or seeing them written out.

Our first words are especially important to our families, even if they’re as simple as “mama” and “dada.” Our final words, on the other hand, can be equally as important, especially if we are on the verge of dying some dignified death (whether our actions leading us to that point were dignified or not).

Since our last words can often go on to be our most famous, it’s important to make sure you have something impressive or deep to say. Need some help brainstorming?

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