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Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale

The mother of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale was born in 1920 in, appropriately enough, Florence, Italy. Her call to nursing came from God while walking in the garden one day. There were no female nurses at the time, however, Nightingale went against her parent'€™s wishes and took the necessary training anyway. The nurses she trained initially were largely ignored by the male doctors…

Date of Birth: May 12, 1820
Date of Death: August 13, 1910


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"To understand God's thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose" Florence Nightingale
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"How very little can be done under the spirit of fear." Florence Nightingale
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"Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion" Florence Nightingale
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"How very little can be done under the spirit of fear" Florence Nightingale
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"The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm." Florence Nightingale
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"Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe." Florence Nightingale
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"I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse." Florence Nightingale
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"Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better." Florence Nightingale
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"No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this - 'devoted and obedient'. This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman" Florence Nightingale
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"There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain" Florence Nightingale
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"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
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"I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results." Florence Nightingale
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"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." Florence Nightingale
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"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
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"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
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"She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel." Florence Nightingale
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"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." Florence Nightingale
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"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
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"Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization" Florence Nightingale
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"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." Florence Nightingale
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"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." Florence Nightingale
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