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Florence Nightingale Quotes

Florence Nightingale Quote: “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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 Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Unless we are making progress in our nursing every year, every month, every week, take my word for it we are going back.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Unnecessary noise is the most cruel abuse of care which can be inflicted on either the sick or the well.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Never give nor take an excuse.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backwards.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Remember my name – you’ll be screaming it later.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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 Quote: “I am not yet worthy; and I will live to deserve to be called a Trained Nurse.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “To understand God’s thoughts, one must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “I use the word nursing for want of a better.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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 Quote: “The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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 Quote: “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!”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “It is the unqualified result of all my experience with the sick that, second only to their need of fresh air, is their need of light; that, after a close room, what hurts them most is a dark room and that it is not only light but direct sunlight they want.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Why have women passion, intellect, moral activity these, three and a place in society where no one of the three can be exercised?”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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 Quote: “Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Patriotism is not enough, there must be no hatred or bitterness for anyone.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Our first journey is to find that special place for us.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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 Quote: “Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Poetry and imagination begin life. A child will fall on its knees on the gravel walk at the sight of a pink hawthorn in full flower, when it is by itself, to praise God for it.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “A human being does not cease to exist at death. It is change, not destruction, which takes place.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “A nurse is to maintain the air within the room as fresh as the air without, without lowering the temperature.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “The night is given to us to take breath, to pray, to drink deep at the fountain of power.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Passion, intellect, moral activity – these three have never been satisfied in a woman. In this cold and oppressive conventional atmosphere, they cannot be satisfied. To say more on this subject would be to enter into the whole history of society, of the present state of civilisation.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “The next Christ will perhaps be a female Christ.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “In a sick-room or a bed-room there should never be shutters shut.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “You must go to Mahometanism, to Buddhism, to the East, to the Sufis Fakirs, to Pantheism, for the right growth of mysticism.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “For the sick it is important to have the best.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “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 Quote: “All disease, at some period or other of its course, is more or less a reparative process, not necessarily accompanied with suffering: an effort of nature to remedy a process of poisoning or of decay, which has taken place weeks, months, sometimes years beforehand, unnoticed.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “I can expect no sympathy or help from my family.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “For it may safely be said, not that the habit of ready and correct observation will by itself make us useful nurses, but that without it we shall be useless with all our devotion.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Starting a job and working hard is how to be successful.”
Florence Nightingale Quote: “Bismarck was a large persian cat owned by Florence Nightingale.”
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