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Edward Everett Hale Quotes


An American author and Unitarian clergyman.
(1822 - 1909)

'Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?' No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country.
 

Commerce is no missionary to carry more or better than you have at home. - But what you have at home, be it gospel, or be it drunkenness, commerce carries the world over.
[Commerce]
 

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 something I can do.
[Self Acceptance]
 

If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.
[Planning]
 

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
 

Make it your habit not to be critical about small things.
[Trifle]
 

Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds of trouble - the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have.
 

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

To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, and To lend a hand.
[One Day]
 

War - hard apprenticeship of freedom.
[War]