Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale
  • Born: May 12, 1820
  • Died: August 13, 1910
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Activist









Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC, DStJ was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

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… a man remarkable even among civil servants for adroitness in baffling inconvenient inquiries, resource in raising false issues, and, in, short, a consummate command of all the arts of officially sticking in the mud Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
It may seem a strange principal to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The War Office is a very slow office, an enormously expensive office, and one in which the Minister's intentions can be entirely negated by all his sub-departments, and those of each of the sub-departments by every other. Management & Managing Government
To understand God’s thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of his purpose. Religion & God
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse. Motivation
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. Women
I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel.
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.
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.
The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no 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. Death
Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.
Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. Women ;Sympathy

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