Edward Everett Hale

1794 - 1865

A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on friendship, life, and success

The making of friends who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on country, government, men, motherhood, and people

Behind all these men you have to do with, behind officers, and government, and people even, there is the country herself, your country, and . . . you belong to her as you belong to your own mother. Stand by her, boy, as you would stand by your mother.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

Source: The Man without a Country, 1863

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on kindness, people, time, and trouble

Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three-all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on planning

You and I must not complain if our plans break down if we have done our part. That probably means that the plans of One who knows more than we do have succeeded.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on country and love

He loved his country as no other man has loved her, but no man deserved less at her hands.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

Source: The Man without a Country, 1863, Epitaph of Philip Nolan

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on divinity, existence, heaven, mathematics, mind, and purity

In the pure mathematics we contemplate absolute truths which existed in the divine mind before the morning stars sang together, and which will continue to exist there when the last of their radiant host shall have fallen from heaven.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

Source: Quoted by E.T. Bell in The Queen of the Sciences, Baltimore, 1931.

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on boasts, god, power, and rest

You shall not pile, with servile toil, Your monuments upon my breast, Nor yet within the common soil Lay down the wreck of power to rest, Where man can boast that he has trod On him that was "the scourge of God."

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

Source: Alaric the Visigoth.

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on death

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When I am dead, no pageant train Shall waste their sorrows at my bier, Nor worthless pomp of homage vain Stain it with hypocritic tear.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

Source: Alaric the Visigoth.

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale

I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

Source: For the Lend-a-Hand Society

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A Quote by Edward Everett Hale on america, children, country, eternity, generations, glory, good, gratitude, humility, life, love, memory, nobility, peace, simplicity, and work

No gilded dome swells from the lowly roof to catch the morning or evening beam; but the love and gratitude of united America settle upon it in one eternal sunshine. From beneath that humble roof went forth the intrepid and unselfish warrior, the magistrate who knew no glory but his country's good; to that he returned, happiest when his work was done. There he lived in noble simplicity, there he died in glory and peace. While it stands, the latest generations of the grateful children of America will make this pilgrimage to it as to a shrine; and when it shall fall, if fall it must, the memory and the name of Washington shall shed an eternal glory on the spot.

Edward Everett Hale (1794 - 1865)

Source: Oration on the Character of Washington.

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