Florence Nightingale Top 10 Quotes


Let each person tell the truth from his own experience.

Florence Nightingale


Poetry and imagination begin life.

Florence Nightingale (Cassandra, 1860)


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

Florence Nightingale


The progressive world is necessarily divided into two classes - those who take the best of what there is and enjoy it - those who wish for something better and try to create it.

Florence Nightingale (Cassandra, 1860)


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

Florence Nightingale


Out of activity may come thought, out of mere aspiration can come nothing.

Florence Nightingale (Cassandra, 1860)


Give us back our suffering, we cry to Heaven in our hearts - suffering rather than indifferentism; for out of nothing comes nothing. But out of suffering may come the cure. Better have pain than paralysis! 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!

Florence Nightingale (Cassandra, 1860)


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.

Florence Nightingale (Letter to her friend)


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

Florence Nightingale (Cassandra, 1860)


Everything is sketchy. The world does nothing but sketch.

Florence Nightingale (Cassandra, 1860)

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Florence Nightingale Biography

Born: May 12, 1820
Died: August 13, 1910

Florence Nightingale was an English nurse and writer. She is most commonly known as a nurse during the Crimean War (1853-1856) and as a writer.

Notable Works

Cassandra (1860)
Notes on Hospitals

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