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Florence Nightingale Quotes and Sayings

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It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the
very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
- Florence Nightingale

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

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

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

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English
countesses and Prussian farm women...
no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
- Florence Nightingale

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you,
but it is most important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Things are seldom what they seem.
- William S. Gilbert (Gilbert and Sullivan: HMS Pinafore)

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden PHOTO

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.
- Roger Ebert

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the
way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
then they seem improbable, and then,
when we summon the will,
they soon become inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

No matter how much cats fight,
there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
- Abraham Lincoln

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

The world is governed more by appearance than realities
so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
- Daniel Webster

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does
any harm to ask for what you want.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious
as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and the longitudes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

As I get older I seem to believe less and less and
yet to believe what I do believe more and more.
- Gerald Brenan

I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem,
serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
- Arthur Miller

At least half the mystery novels published violate
the law that the solution,
once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
- Raymond Chandler

Things you create with your mind are always part of your postmortal life,
whether they seem real or not.
- Hans Bender

They seem to be charmed by my Southern accent.
- Cleo Moore

Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life;
any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished,
if not diseased.
- Joe Klein

People seem to see no difference between an intimate
conversation and a conversation at the water cooler.
- Mike Farrell

Camouflage is a game we all like to play,
but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want
to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
- Russell Lynes

I don't see the logic of rejecting data just because they seem incredible.
- Fred Hoyle

There doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground with me.
- Nathan Lane

Frank's bands could play the hardest stuff and make
it seem like no big deal.
- Dweezil Zappa

In real life, there are names that surprise us because
they don't seem to suit the person at all.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

Steroids can seem necessary to compete at the highest levels,
and the quick rewards can outweigh the long term consequences to the user's health.
- Howard Berman

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it,
and that's more than I can say for prosperity.
- Kin Hubbard

For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?
- Thornton Wilder

Taken out of context I must seem so strange.
- Ani DiFranco

Surprising as it may seem, this study indicates that
similar conditions are best for all sorts of races.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I seem to be some sort of lightning rod.
I just really irritate people, you know? I really do.
- Howard Stern


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