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Can you name the Known Last Words of Presidents?

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I have a terrific headache. (Died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage.)
Nothing more than a change of mind, my dear. I always talk better lying down.[In response to a niece, who asked, 'What is the matter, Uncle James?']
I know that I am going where Lucy is.N/A
Water.N/A
This is the last of Earth. I am content.N/A
Good morning, Robert.[To a carpenter working on his home.]
Levi Strauss was one of my best friends.N/A
The nourishment is palatable.[Accepting a spoonful of soup from his doctor.]
I regret nothing, but I am sorry that I am about to leave my friends.N/A
I hope to meet you all in Heaven. Be good children, all of you, and strive to be ready when the change comes.N/A
I am a broken piece of machinery. When the machine is broken... I am ready.N/A
That's good. Go on. Read some more.[To his wife, who was reading him flattering newspaper accounts.]
I love you, Sarah. For all eternity, I love you.[He told her what provisions he had made for her, then passed away.] (spoken to his wife)
It doesn't really matter. [In response to his wife's admonition not to hold her hand at Ford's Theater, because people might see them. His final utterance was laughter.]
Send Mike immediately![To a Secret Service agent over an in-house telephone.]
Tis well.N/A
I've always loved my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, and I've always loved my country. I want to go. I'm ready to go. God, take me.N/A
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Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.N/A
Help![Called out to his housekeeper. A stroke then left him mute and partially paralyzed. He died the next day.]
Doctor, I am going. Perhaps it is best.N/A
I regret that I should leave this world without again beholding him.[referring to James Madison]
There is but one reliance.N/A
Whatever the result may be, I shall carry to my grave the consciousness that at least I meant well for my country. Oh Lord God Almighty, as thou wilt.N/A
That's very obvious.[Spoken in response to Mrs. Connolly's comment, 'Mr. President, you can't say that Dallas doesn't love you.']
Oh, yes; it is the glorious Fourth of July. It is a great day. It is a good day. God bless it. God bless you all. [He awakened later, and mumbled, 'Thomas Jefferson...'[This is often reported as the beginning of the sentence 'Thomas Jefferson still survives,' but this cannot be held reliable.]
My right side is paralyzed. [struggling to move] I need no doctor. I can overcome my troubles.[After falling out of his chair, he spoke his last to his distraught daughter.]
Oh Swaim, there is a pain here. Swaim, can't you stop this? Oh, oh, Swaim![To his chief of staff, David G. Swaim]
Are the doctors here? Doctor...my lungs.N/A
Please put out the light.N/A
Is it the Fourth? [Asked of his doctor, Robley Dunglison, who replied, 'It soon will be.'] I resign my spirit to God, my daughter to my country.N/A
I have tried so hard to do right.N/A
His daughter Patti Davis described his death, and said that his final communication was love, spoken with his eyes rather than his voice.[My mother then] said to her husband that the expression was 'the greatest gift you could have given me.''
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee. We are all going, we are all going, we are all going.N/A

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