Top Quotes by American Patriot Nathan Hale
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Wikipedia Summary for Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was an American Patriot, soldier and spy 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 and executed. Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.
Hale is what he is in the American pantheon not because of what he did, but because of why he did it.
I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for 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.
I greatly fear some of America's greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends.
I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.