1. 10

    Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter's or sculptor's work.

  2. 9

    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.

  3. 8

    What the horrors of war are, no one can imagine. They are not wounds and blood and fever, spotted and low, or dysentery, chronic and acute, cold and heat and famine. They are intoxication, drunken brutality, demoralization and disorder on the part of the inferior... jealousies, meanness, indifference, selfish brutality on the part of the superior.

  4. 7

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

  5. 6

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

  6. 5

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

  7. 4

    For us who Nurse, our Nursing is a thing, which, unless in it we are making progress every year, every month, every week, take my word for it we are going back. The more experience we gain, the more progress we can make.

  8. 3

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

  9. 2

    The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.

  10. 1

    Nursing is a progressive art such that to stand still is to go backwards.

  11. Last Update: 1 October 2022

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