Florence Nightingale

English social reformer, founder of modern nursing and statistician

Lived from: 1820-1910

Category: Economists and businessmen

Quotes: Florence Nightingale

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    How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.


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    I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
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    Instead of wishing to see more doctors made by women joining what there are, I wish to see as few doctors, either male or female, as possible. For, mark you, the women have made no improvement - they have only tried to be ''men'' and they have only succeeded in being third-rate men.
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    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.
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    The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
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    Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.
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    Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.
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    Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
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