„Thank God, I have done my duty.“

Statement among his final dying words. [citation needed]
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„Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all Events and the Justice of our Cause. I thank God for this great opportunity of doing my Duty.“

—  Horatio Nelson Royal Navy Admiral 1758 - 1805

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—  Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013

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„God be thanked for the Milky Way that runs across the sky,
That's the path that my feet would tread whenever I have to die.“

—  Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918

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Contexte: I thank God that in the bath of Pain
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„I think we have reason to thank God for Abraham Lincoln.“

—  Lydia Maria Child American abolitionist, author and women's rights activist 1802 - 1880

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