1 The bee's knees
2 No man is an island
3 On cloud nine
4 Damp squib
5 Close your eyes and think of England
6 Absolute power corrupts absolutely
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When it comes to memorable quotations, many prominent people save the best until last.
See our list of Famous Last Words to find out who said what, just before they bit the dust.
Also, a special form of last words - notable suicide notes.