Invictus

Timothy McVeigh was executed for bombing the federal building in Oklahoma. He did not speak any final words, but he did have a handwritten statement distributed at his execution which included portions of the poem Invictus.

“It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.”

Pride keeps the sinner from acknowledging he is wrong.

Source: Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Harvey Kushner

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