Florence Nightingale Quotes

No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be other than this – “devoted and obedient.” This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.

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

Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.

Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization.