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#1. I have learned to know God. I have recast my social belief ... All my admirers are married; most of my friends are dead; and I stand with all the world before me, where to choose a path to make in it. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#2. The craving for 'the return of the day', which the sick so constantly evince, is generally nothing but the desire for light. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#3. Heaven is neither a place nor a time. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#4. Starting a job and working hard is how to be successful. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#5. How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#6. Moral activity? There is scarcely such a thing possible! Everything is sketchy. The world does nothing but sketch. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#7. The 'kingdom of heaven is within,' indeed, but we must also create one without, because we are intended to act upon our circumstances. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#8. A girl, if she has any pride, is so ashamed of having anything she wishes to say out of the hearing of her own family, she thinks it must be something so very wrong, that it is ten to one,
if she have the opportunity of saying it, that she will not. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#9. Newton's law is nothing but the statistics of gravitation, it has no power whatever.
Let us get rid of the idea of power from law altogether. Call law tabulation of facts, expression of facts, or what you will; anything rather than suppose that it either explains or compels. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#10. You told me this lawsuit isn't about race. But that's what started it. And it doesn't matter if you can convince the jury I'm the reincarnation of Florence Nightingale - you can't take away the fact that I am Black. The truth is, if I looked like you, this would not be happening to me. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#11. Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#12. I've been diagnosed as being bi-polar but so have Florence Nightingale and King David ... which kinda leaves me in pretty dam good company ... if I must say so. - Author: Timothy Pina
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#13. I can tell you're admiring my febrility. I know it's appealing, I practice at it; every woman loves an invalid. But be careful. You might do something destructive: hunger is more basic than love. Florence Nightingale was a cannibal you know. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#14. There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#15. Can she sing? She's practically a Florence Nightingale. - Author: Samuel Goldwyn
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#16. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#17. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#18. Bismarck was a large persian cat owned by Florence Nightingale. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#19. Sick children, if not too shy to speak, will always express this wish. They invariably prefer a story to be told to them, rather than read to them. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#20. I cannot remember the time when I have not longed for death ... for years and years I used to watch for death as no sick man ever watched for the morning. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#21. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#22. When you see the natural and almost universal craving in English sick for their 'tea,' you cannot but feel that nature knows what she is about ... A little tea or coffee restores them ... There is nothing yet discovered which is a substitute to the English patient for his cup of tea. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#23. [On Thomas Babington Macaulay:] He was a most disagreeable companion to my fancy ... His conversation was a procession of one. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#24. Unnecessary noise is the most cruel abuse of care which can be inflicted on either the sick or the well. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#25. I can expect no sympathy or help from my family. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#26. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#27. Why do people sit up so late, or, more rarely, get up so early? Not because the day is not long enough, but because they have no time in the day to themselves. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#28. You ask me why I do not write something ... I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#29. In a sick-room or a bed-room there should never be shutters shut. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#30. We set the treatment of bodies so high above the treatment of souls, that the physician occupies a higher place in society than the school-master. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#31. The night is given to us to take breath, to pray, to drink deep at the fountain of power. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#32. I often compare Margaret Thatcher with Florence Nightingale. She stalks through the wards of our hospitals as a lady with a lamp. Unfortunately, it's a blowlamp. - Author: Denis Healey
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#33. The very elements of what constitutes good nursing are as little understood for the well as for the sick. The same laws of health or of nursing, for they are in reality the same, obtain among the well as among the sick. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#34. Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#35. I stand at the altar of murdered men, and, while I live, I fight their cause. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#36. May we hope that, when we are all dead and gone, leaders will arise who have been personally experienced in the hard, practical work, the difficulties, and the joys of organizing nursing reforms, and who will lead far beyond anything we have done! - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#37. Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. Far the greatest things grow by God's law out of the smallest. But to live your life, you must discipline it. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#38. When shall we see a life full of steady enthusiasm, walking straight to its aim, flying home, as that bird is now, against the wind - with the calmness and the confidence of one who knows
the laws of God and can apply them? - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#39. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#40. I am not yet worthy; and I will live to deserve to be called a Trained Nurse. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#41. Everything you do in a patient's room, after he is 'put up' for the night, increases tenfold the risk of his having a bad night. But, if you rouse him up after he has fallen asleep, you do not risk - you secure him a bad night. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#42. For the sick it is important to have the best. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#43. God spoke to me and called me to His Service. What form this service was to take the voice did not say. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#44. Never give nor take an excuse. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#45. I can stand out the war with any man. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#46. For what is Mysticism? It is not the attempt to draw near to God, not by rites or ceremonies, but by inward disposition? Is it not merely a hard word for 'The Kingdom of Heaven is within'? Heaven is neither a place nor a time. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#47. The time is come when women must do something more than the "domestic hearth," which means nursing the infants, keeping a pretty house, having a good dinner and an entertaining party. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#48. The specific disease doctrine is the grand refuge of weak, uncultured, unstable minds, such as now rule in the medical profession. There are no specific diseases; there are specific disease conditions. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#49. Our first journey is to find that special place for us. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#50. Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#51. Averages ... seduce us away from minute observation. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#52. I attribute my success to this: - I never gave or took an excuse. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#53. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#54. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#55. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#56. People have founded vast schemes upon a very few words. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#57. Unless we are making progress in our nursing every year, every month, every week, take my word for it we are going back. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#58. To understand God's thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of his purpose. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#59. There are no specific diseases only specific disease conditions - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#60. That Religion is not devotion, but work and suffering for the love of God; this is the true doctrine of Mystics. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#61. The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#62. Diseases, as all experience shows, are adjectives, not noun substantives. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#63. The account he gives of nurses beats everything that even I know of. This young prophet says that they are all drunkards, without exception, Sisters and all, and that there are but two whom the surgeon can trust to give the patients their medicines. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#64. 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? - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#65. The true foundation of theology is to ascertain the character of God. It is by the aid of Statistics that law in the social sphere can be ascertained and codified, and certain aspects of the character of God thereby revealed. The study of statistics is thus a religious service. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#66. It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#67. You must go to Mahometanism, to Buddhism, to the East, to the Sufis Fakirs, to Pantheism, for the right growth of mysticism. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#68. Remember my name
you'll be screaming it later. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#69. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#70. Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#71. What cruel mistakes are sometimes made by benevolent men and women in matters of business about which they can know nothing and think they know a great deal. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#72. How many bones did he set?" I cared about it much less than they did. It's my Florence Nightingale calm, I suppose.
There was a pause.
"Twenty-seven," said Father.
There was a question mark in that pause. "How many bones are in the hand?"
Another pause.
"Twenty-seven," said Eldric. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#73. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#74. Do not meet or overtake a patient who is moving about in order to speak to him or to give him any message or letter. You might just as well give him a box on the ear. I have seen a patient fall flat on the ground who was standing when his nurse came into the room. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#75. Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses ... we must be learning all of our lives. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#76. It is very well to say "be prudent, be careful, try to know each other." But how are you to know each other? - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#77. Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#78. The family uses people, not for what they are, nor for what they are intended to be, but for what it wants them for- its own uses. It thinks of them not as what God has made them, but as the something which it has arranged that they shall be. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#79. By the time Florence Nightingale got her neurotic hands on Cleopatra, she had been mangled beyond recognition by both history and literature. - Author: Stacy Schiff
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#80. The great reformers of the world turn into the great misanthropists, if circumstances or organization do not permit them to act. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#81. Patriotism is not enough, there must be no hatred or bitterness for anyone. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#82. Marriage is the only chance (and it is but a chance) offered to women for escape from this death and how eagerly and how ignorantly it is embraced. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#83. Every nurse ought to be careful to wash her hands very frequently during the day. If her face, too, so much the better. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#84. There is a physical, not moral, impossibility of supplying the wants of the intellect in the state of civilisation at which we have arrived. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#85. A nurse is to maintain the air within the room as fresh as the air without, without lowering the temperature. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#86. Asceticism is the trifling of an enthusiast with his power, a puerile coquetting with his selfishness or his vanity, in the absence of any sufficiently great object to employ the first or overcome the last. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#87. Do not engage in any paper wars. You will convince nobody and arrive at no satisfaction yourself. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#88. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#89. The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe - how to observe - what symptoms indicate improvement - what the reverse - which are of importance - which are of none - which are the evidence of neglect - and of what kind of neglect. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#90. Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#91. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#92. Never to allow a patient to be waked, intentionally or accidentally, is a sine qua non of all good nursing. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#93. Never speak to an invalid from behind, nor from the door, nor from any distance from him, nor when he is doing anything. The official politeness of servants in these things is so grateful to invalids, that many prefer, without knowing why, having none but servants about them. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#94. Badly constructed houses do for the healthy what badly constructed hospitals do for the sick. Once insure that the air in a house is stagnant, and sickness is certain to follow. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#95. Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backwards. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#96. No woman has excited "passions" among women more than I have. Yet I leave no school behind me. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#97. A want of the habit of observing and an inveterate habit of taking averages are each of them often equally misleading. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#98. To her [Florence Nightingale] chiefly I owed the awakening to the fact that sanitation is the supreme goal of medicine its foundation and its crown. - Author: Elizabeth Blackwell
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#99. 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. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#100. A dark house is always an unhealthy house, always an ill-aired house, always a dirty house. Want of light stops growth and promotes scrofula, rickets, etc., among the children. People lose their health in a dark house, and if they get ill, they cannot get well again in it. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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