„One of the inescapable encumbrances of leading an interesting life is that there have to be moments when you almost lose it.“

—  Jimmy Buffett, libro A Pirate Looks at Fifty

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„I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.“

—  Nathan Hale soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War 1755 - 1776

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Some speculation exists that Hale might have been repeating or paraphrasing lines from Joseph Addison's play Cato, Act IV, Scene IV:
How beautiful is death when earned by virtue.
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See George Dudley Seymour, Captain Nathan Hale, Major John Palsgrave Wyllys, A Digressive History, (1933), p. 39.
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