Nathan Hale Quote
Last words before being hanged as a spy. As quoted in: Revolutionary Services and Civil Life of General William Hull (1848) by Maria Campbell
“I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claim to perform that service are imperious.”
Statement to Captain William Hull prior to his spying mission, as quoted in Captain Nathan Hale (1755 - 1776) by Rev. Edward Everett Hale
“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.”
From the article "Jim Morrison: Ten Years Gone" by Lizze James - Creem Magazine, 1981. The interview published in the article was originally recorded in 1969.
“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.”
On her husband, Max Mallowan. As quoted in: "An Agatha Christie Chronology" by Nancy Blue Wynne, Ace Books, 1976. Also in: "The Life of the Party" (1956) by Bennett Cerf
“Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”
As quoted in ""Billy" Sunday, the man and his message: with his own words which have won thousands for Christ" by William Thomas Ellis, L.T. Myers, 1914, p. 155
“I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.”
As reported by Ralph Waldo Emerson in Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1884) Vol. 1, Pt. 4.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsNathan Hale
Born: June 6, 1755
Died: September 22, 1776 (aged 21)
Bio: Nathan Hale was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.