10 Best Florence Nightingale Quotes on Nursing, Caring & Handwashing

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Florence Nightingale Quotes and sayings

Read 10 best Florence Nightingale quotes & sayings about nursing, caring and handwashing, here we collect top quotes of Florence Nightingale. She
was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

1. The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.

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2. God spoke to me and called me to His Service. What form this service was to take the voice did not say.

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

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4. Every nurse ought to be careful to wash her hands very frequently during the day. If her face, too, so much the better.

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

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6. Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.

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7. 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.

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

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9. 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.

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10. A hundred struggle and drown in the breakers. One discovers the new world. But rather, ten times rather, die in the surf, heralding the way to that new world, than stand idly on the shore.

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