27 Edward Everett Hale Quotes On Success In Life

Edward Everett Hale was an American author, historian, and Unitarian minister, best known for his writings such as “The Man Without a Country”, published in Atlantic Monthly, in support of the Union during the Civil War. He was the grand-nephew of Nathan Hale, the American spy during the Revolutionary War. These Edward Everett Hale quotes will motivate you.

Best Edward Everett Hale Quotes

  1. “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  2. “The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man’s success in life.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  3. “If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  4. “I know I am only one, but I am one, and just because I’m one should not stop me from” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  5. “‘Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?’ No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  6. “Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds – all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  7. “Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.” ~ Edward Everett Hale

  8. “To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, and To lend a hand.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  9. “[S]leep, and enough of it, is the prime necessity. Enough exercise, and good food and enough, are other necessities. But sleep—good sleep, and enough of it—this is a necessity without which you cannot have the exercise of use, nor the food.” ~ Edward Everett Hale Quotes
  10. “In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  11. Friendship is one of the greatest luxuries of life.” ~ Edward Everett Hale

  12. “I can’t do everything, but that won’t stop me from doing the little I can do.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  13. “The church itself has got to go outside of its own borders and carry the gospel to every creature, or it is no church of Christ; and any mutual improvement club which thinks that by reading its Shakspeare, or by acting its pretty tableaux, or by having. this or that little reading from Spenser and from Chaucer, it is going to lift itself up into any higher order of culture or life, is wholly mistaken, unless as an essential part of its duty, it goes out into the world, finds those that are falling down, and lifts them up to the majesty of freemen, who are sons of God.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  14. “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
  15. “An intelligent class can scarce ever be, as a class, vicious, and never, as a class, indolent. The excited mental activity operates as a counterpoise to the stimulus of sense and appetite.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  16. “War – hard apprenticeship of freedom.” ~ Edward Everett Hale

  17. “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
  18. “Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  19. “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.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  20. “I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” ~ Edward Everett Hale

  21. “[I]t is easy to regard the mind and the body as two slaves trained to obey the imperial soul…. [I]n this trinity of soul, mind, and body, it is sometimes hard to tell which of the three is at work; and the personality of each of the three parties interferes a good deal with that of each of the others. But if you who read will remember that you are an infinite child of God, and can partake of his nature, and that you have given to you the management and direction of your mind and your body, you will be saved many failures.” ~ Edward Everett Hale Quotes
  22. “Take time enough for your meals, and eat them in company whenever you can. There is no need for hurry in life—least of all when we are eating.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  23. “He loved his country as no other man has loved her, but no man deserved less at her hands.” ~ Edward Everett Hale

  24. “Can it be possible that all human sympathies can thrive, and all human powers be exercised, and all human joys increase, if we live with all our might with the thirty or forty people next to us, telegraphing kindly to all other people, to be sure? Can it be possible that our passion for large cities, and large parties, and large theatres, and large churches, develops no faith nor hope nor love which would not find aliment and exercise in a little “world of our own”?” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  25. “For all mankind that unstained scroll unfurled, Where God might write anew the story of the World.” ~ Edward Everett Hale
  26. “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
  27. “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

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