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Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820, in Florence, Italy into a wealthy British family. She was a social reformer and considered the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came in light during the Crimean War, where she served as a manager and trainer of nurses. She also gained the nickname “The Lady with the Lamp” for her impressive services. Nightingale is well known for her dedicated and sincere services in the field of medical and nursing.

On August 13, 1910, Nightingale died at her home in London.

Florence Nightingale Quotes

Never dispute with anybody who wishes to contradict you

Never dispute with anybody who wishes to contradict you, says a most reasonable saint.

–Florence Nightingale
To be a fellow worker with God is the highest aspiration of which we can conceive man capable

To be a fellow worker with God is the highest aspiration of which we can conceive man capable.

–Florence Nightingale
The first possibility of rural cleanliness lies in water supply

The first possibility of rural cleanliness lies in water supply.

–Florence Nightingale
For the sick it is important to have the best

For the sick it is important to have the best.

–Florence Nightingale
The very first requirement in a hospital is that it...

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

–Florence Nightingale
That Religion is not devotion, but work and suffering for the love of God

That Religion is not devotion, but work and suffering for the love of God; this is the true doctrine of Mystics.

–Florence Nightingale
It is very well to say be prudent, be careful, try to....

It is very well to say “be prudent, be careful, try to know each other.” But how are you to know each other?

–Florence Nightingale
And what nursing has to do in either case...

And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.

–Florence Nightingale
Everything is sketchy. The world does nothing but sketch.

Everything is sketchy. The world does nothing but sketch.

–Florence Nightingale
If a nurse declines to do these kinds of things for her patient...

If a nurse declines to do these kinds of things for her patient, ‘because it is not her business’, I should say that nursing was not her calling.

–Florence Nightingale
God spoke to me and called me to His Service

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

–Florence Nightingale
Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard...

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

–Florence Nightingale
There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain.

There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain.

–Florence Nightingale
Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it

Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.

–Florence Nightingale
So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning...

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

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

–Florence Nightingale
Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way...

Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore.

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

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

–Florence Nightingale