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Florence Nightingale Quotes

(1820-1910), British Nurse

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.

Category: Doctors

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.

Category: Martyrdom

The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.

Category: Medicine

Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.

Category: Sympathy

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.

Category: Talkativeness

What the horrors of war are, no one can imagine. They are not wounds and blood and fever, spotted and low, or dysentery, chronic and acute, cold and heat and famine. They are intoxication, drunken brutality, demoralization and disorder on the part of the inferior... jealousies, meanness, indifference, selfish brutality on the part of the superior.

Category: War