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Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backwards."

Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backwards.




Florence Nightingale Quotes: "The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe."

The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.




Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Nature alone cures. ... what nursing has to do ... is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him."

Nature alone cures. ... what nursing has to do ... is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it."

Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.




Florence Nightingale Quotes: "I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse."

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm."

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



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "I 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."

I 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.




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

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



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "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."

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

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



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "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."

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.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better."

Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.




Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe."

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



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "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?"

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?



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "The only English patients I have ever known refuse tea, have been typhus cases; and the first sign of their getting better was their craving again for tea."

The only English patients I have ever known refuse tea, have been typhus cases; and the first sign of their getting better was their craving again for tea.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore."

Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion."

Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "If a patient is cold, if a patient is feverish, if a patient is faint, if he is sick after taking food, if he has a bed-sore, it is generally the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing."

If a patient is cold, if a patient is feverish, if a patient is faint, if he is sick after taking food, if he has a bed-sore, it is generally the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel."

I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm. It is quite necessary nevertheless to lay down such a principle."

It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a Hospital that it should do the sick no harm. It is quite necessary nevertheless to lay down such a principle.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "For the sick it is important to have the best."

For the sick it is important to have the best.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "By mortifying vanity we do ourselves no good. It is the want of interest in our life which produces it; by filling up that want of interest in our life we can alone remedy it."

By mortifying vanity we do ourselves no good. It is the want of interest in our life which produces it; by filling up that want of interest in our life we can alone remedy it.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "The 'kingdom of heaven is within,' indeed, but we must also create one without, because we are intended to act upon our circumstances."

The 'kingdom of heaven is within,' indeed, but we must also create one without, because we are intended to act upon our circumstances.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "A human being does not cease to exist at death. It is change, not destruction, which takes place."

A human being does not cease to exist at death. It is change, not destruction, which takes place.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Our first journey is to find that special place for us."

Our first journey is to find that special place for us.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Never give nor take an excuse."

Never give nor take an excuse.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Jesus Christ raised women above the condition of mere slaves, mere ministers to the passions of the man, raised them by His sympathy, to be Ministers of God."

Jesus Christ raised women above the condition of mere slaves, mere ministers to the passions of the man, raised them by His sympathy, to be Ministers of God.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "To understand God's thoughts, one must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose."

To understand God's thoughts, one must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "The first possibility of rural cleanliness lies in water supply."

The first possibility of rural cleanliness lies in water supply.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Volumes are now written and spoken upon the effect of the mind upon the body. Much of it is true. But I wish a little more was thought of the effect of the body on the mind."

Volumes are now written and spoken upon the effect of the mind upon the body. Much of it is true. But I wish a little more was thought of the effect of the body on the mind.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Unnecessary noise is the most cruel abuse of care which can be inflicted on either the sick or the well."

Unnecessary noise is the most cruel abuse of care which can be inflicted on either the sick or the well.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "I am not yet worthy; and I will live to deserve to be called a Trained Nurse."

I am not yet worthy; and I will live to deserve to be called a Trained Nurse.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Remember my name-- you'll be screaming it later."

Remember my name-- you'll be screaming it later.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "That Religion is not devotion, but work and suffering for the love of God; this is the true doctrine of Mystics."

That Religion is not devotion, but work and suffering for the love of God; this is the true doctrine of Mystics.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts."

Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "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 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 Quotes: "The amount of relief and comfort experienced by the sick after the skin has been carefully washed and dried, is one of the commonest observations made at a sick bed."

The amount of relief and comfort experienced by the sick after the skin has been carefully washed and dried, is one of the commonest observations made at a sick bed.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "You must go to Mahometanism, to Buddhism, to the East, to the Sufis Fakirs, to Pantheism, for the right growth of mysticism."

You must go to Mahometanism, to Buddhism, to the East, to the Sufis Fakirs, to Pantheism, for the right growth of mysticism.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Moral activity? There is scarcely such a thing possible! Everything is sketchy. The world does nothing but sketch."

Moral activity? There is scarcely such a thing possible! Everything is sketchy. The world does nothing but sketch.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "No woman has excited "passions" among women more than I have. Yet I leave no school behind me."

No woman has excited "passions" among women more than I have. Yet I leave no school behind me.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "I stand at the altar of murdered men, and, while I live, I fight their cause."

I stand at the altar of murdered men, and, while I live, I fight their cause.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Mysticism: to dwell on the unseen, to withdraw ourselves from the things of sense into communion with God - to endeavour to partake of the Divine nature; that is, of Holiness."

Mysticism: to dwell on the unseen, to withdraw ourselves from the things of sense into communion with God - to endeavour to partake of the Divine nature; that is, of Holiness.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel."

She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Religion was important to me. My family and I were very religious. I acctualy believe the work I did was a calling from God himself."

Religion was important to me. My family and I were very religious. I acctualy believe the work I did was a calling from God himself.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Christ, if he had been a woman, might have been nothing but a great complainer"

Christ, if he had been a woman, might have been nothing but a great complainer



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Religious men are and must be heretics now- for we must not pray, except in a "form" of words, made beforehand- or think of God but with a prearranged idea."

Religious men are and must be heretics now- for we must not pray, except in a "form" of words, made beforehand- or think of God but with a prearranged idea.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "diseases, as all experience shows, are adjectives, not noun substantives."

diseases, as all experience shows, are adjectives, not noun substantives.



Florence Nightingale Quotes: "Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty."

Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty.