Quotations by Florence Nightingale

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Born: Friday, May 12, 1820
Died: Saturday, August 13, 1910 (90 years old)
Profession: Activist
Nationality: English

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Fear, Spirit)

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Success)

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women... no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Women, Bed, English, Woman)

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Feelings, Actions, Results, Waste, Words)

It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: First, Harm, May)

She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Effect)

So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Opportunity, Beginning)

The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Martyr)

The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: First, Harm)

The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Death, Sacrifice, Development, Conventionality, Gifts, World)

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: World)

Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
- Florence Nightingale
(Keywords: Experience, Women, Sympathy, Europe)

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