Best Quotes by Florence Nightingale (Top 10)

  1. I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
  2. Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.
  3. The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
  4. Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.
  5. 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.
  6. I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
  7. Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore.
  8. Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.
  9. Let whoever is in charge keep this simple question in her head (not, how can I always do this right thing myself, but) how can I provide for this right thing to be always done?
  10. How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.

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