I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
At his execution, 22 September 1776.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.Nathan Hale
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.Nathan Hale