Florence Nightingale Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous Florence Nightingale quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was a British activist who passed away on 13 August, 1910.

Florence Nightingale Quotes
“I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.”
Florence Nightingale Quotes
“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 Quotes
“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.”
Florence Nightingale Quotes
“I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”
Florence Nightingale Quotes
“The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.”
Florence Nightingale Quotes
“She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel.”
Florence Nightingale Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.”
Florence Nightingale Quotes
“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 Quotes
“It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.”

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