„Thank God, I have done my duty.“

Statement among his final dying words. [citation needed]
The Battle of Trafalgar (1805)

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officier britannique 1758 - 1805

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„Though I have usually posed as a Catholic, I have not done my duty for 15 years, and have not the slightest tincture of faith left…“

—  James Connolly Irish republican and socialist leader 1868 - 1916

Letter from James Connolly to John Carstairs Matheson, 30 January 1908. Socialism Today - The Connolly & religion debate http://www.socialismtoday.org/103/connolly.html

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„I don’t miss basketball. I live very well, thank God. I have my interests, interests in agriculture.“

—  Darko Miličić Serbian basketball player 1985

As quoted in "Storyline: Whatever Happened to Darko Milicic" https://hoopshype.com/storyline/whatever-happened-to-darko-milicic/ (21 March 2016), HoopsHype

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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

In response to the cheer that was raised after he sent the signal "England expects every Man will do his Duty.", as quoted in The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. from His Lordship's Manuscripts (1810) by James Stanier Clarke and John McArthur, p. 667
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„We have arrived again to Venezuela, Thank God. Thanks to my beloved country.“

—  Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013

After coming back to Caracas. Chávez was in Cuba receiving treatment for cancer. 18 February, 2013. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/18/chavez-venezuela-cancer/1927403/
He passed away on 2013/03/06 by cancer.

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„I do not feel guilty of any war crimes, I have only done my duty as an intelligence organ, and I refuse to serve as an ersatz for Himmler.“

—  Ernst Kaltenbrunner Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany executed for war crimes 1903 - 1946

Quoted in "Nuremberg Diary" - Page 5 - by G. M. Gilbert - History - 1995

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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: 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.
Some folks call it a Silver Sword, and some a Pearly Crown,
But the only thing I think it is, is Main Street, Heaventown.

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„I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.“

—  Stevie Ray Vaughan American guitarist, songwriter and recording artist 1954 - 1990

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„I thank God that in the bath of Pain
He purged my love.“

—  Henrik Ibsen, Love's Comedy

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Contexte: I thank God that in the bath of Pain
He purged my love. What strong compulsion drew
Me on I knew not, till I saw in you
The treasure I had blindly sought in vain.
I praise Him, who our love has lifted thus
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„Thank God justice has prevailed I have been vindicated.“

—  Anwar Ibrahim Malaysian politician 1947

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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

Letter to George W. Julian (8 April 1865), as quoted in The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery http://books.google.com/books?id=4b8m7cv3wTIC&pg=PA335#v=onepage&q&f=false, by Eric Foner, p. 336
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„I did nothing during the war that was not also done by hundreds of thousands of Austrians, that was my duty as a soldier.“

—  Kurt Waldheim 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations, President of Austria 1918 - 2007

Ich habe im Krieg nichts anderes getan als hunderttausende Österreicher auch, nämlich meine Pflicht als Soldat erfüllt.
Waldheim Affair http://derstandard.at/2000031874110/Ich-habe-im-Krieg-nichts-anderes-getan-als-meine-Pflicht, 9 March 1986

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„I have loved my German people and my fatherland with a warm heart. I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I am sorry this time my people were led by men who were not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge. Germany, good luck.“

—  Ernst Kaltenbrunner Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany executed for war crimes 1903 - 1946

Last words, 10/16/46. Quoted in "The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II" - Page 564 - by Jon E. Lewis - History - 2002

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„They have done so much day in and day out and I want to thank all my friends and family, particularly my mother, who was born before women could vote, and is watching her daughter on this stage tonight.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

February 5, 2008 Super Tuesday Address http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/speech/view/?id=5761
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