Quotes by Florence Nightingale

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


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


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


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.


The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.


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


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


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.


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.


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