Standing, as I do, in view of God and eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone (On the eve of her execution)

— Edith Cavell

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Someday, somehow, I am going to do something useful, something for people.

They are, most of them, so helpless, so hurt and so unhappy.

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I have no fear nor shrinking; I have seen death so often that it is not strange or fearful to me.

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I can't stop while there are lives to be saved.

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I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

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I am thankful to have had these ten weeks of quiet to get ready.

Now I have had them and have been kindly treated here. I expected my sentence and I believe it was just. Standing as I do in view of God and Eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

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Nothing but physical impossibility, lack of space and money would make me close my doors to Allied refugees.

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Patriotism alone is not enough.

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