"Nathan Hale" was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an Military intelligence/intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous activists! More Nathan Hale on Wikipedia.