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Nurses Day Quotes

It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life”
- Elizabeth Kenny

“A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately.”
- Eleanor Robson Belmont (American Writer, Actress and Nurse, 1915-1983)

Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

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 (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.”
- Clara Barton (American Civil War Nurse, Founder of the American National Red Cross, 1821-1912)

This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for. I'm well and strong and young - young enough to go to the front. If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers.”
- Clara Barton (American Civil War Nurse, Founder of the American National Red Cross, 1821-1912)

I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.”
- Elizabeth Kenny

He who angers you conquers you.”
- Elizabeth Kenny

The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.”
- Clara Barton (American Civil War Nurse, Founder of the American National Red Cross, 1821-1912)

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 (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

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 (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

“A woman in agony of spirit might turn her head just so; a man in deep humiliation probably would wring his hands in such a way. From straws like these, drawn from completely different sources, the fabric of a character may be built.”
- Eleanor Robson Belmont (American Writer, Actress and Nurse, 1915-1983)

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

To understand God's thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

What could I do but go with them [Civil War soldiers], or work for them and my country? The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.”
- Clara Barton (American Civil War Nurse, Founder of the American National Red Cross, 1821-1912)

The surest test of discipline is its absence.”
- Clara Barton (American Civil War Nurse, Founder of the American National Red Cross, 1821-1912)

There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

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 (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”
- Edith Cavell

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route.”
- Elizabeth Kenny

She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel.”
- Florence Nightingale (British Nurse and Humanitarian. 1820-1910)


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