„Thank God, I have done my duty.“

—  Horatio Nelson, Statement among his final dying words.
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„Thanks to the gods! my boy has done his duty.“

—  Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
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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<!-- London: T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street -->

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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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„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
Context: 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. "Main Street"

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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 Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet 1828 - 1906
Context: 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 To noble rank by sorrow, — licensed us To a triumphal progress, bade us sweep Thro' fen and forest to our castle-keep, A noble pair, astride on Pegasus! Falk, Act III

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„Thank God justice has prevailed I have been vindicated.“

—  Anwar Ibrahim Malaysian politician 1947
In response to Judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah not finding Anwar guilty of sodomy, after finding the DNA evidence submitted by the prosecution unreliable, in January 9, 2012, quoted on BBC News, "Anwar Ibrahim acquitted of sodomy in Malaysia" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-16463989, 9 January 2012.

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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
Context: I think we have reason to thank God for Abraham Lincoln. With all his deficiencies, it must be admitted that he has grown continually. 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 thank God, I have been able, by adopting Principles of strict Economy and Frugality, to keep my principal, I mean my Country-Estate, unimpaired.“

—  George Mason American delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention 1725 - 1792
Letter to his son, George Mason V. (8 January 1783)

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„I am thankful for the kind treatment during my captivity and I ask God to accept me with mercy.“

—  Hans Frank German war criminal 1900 - 1946
Last words, 10/16/46, quoted in "The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II" - Page 565 - by Jon E. Lewis - History - 2002