It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.— Clara Barton
Scandalous American Red Cross quotations
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.
Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities.
I founded the American Red Cross.
Im happy to volunteer for the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet.
The Red Cross is an organization that responds to those in need and it is an honor to help them with the lifesaving role they play everyday in communities nationwide.
Florence Nightingale was an amazing figure.
She created the American Red Cross. She saw the suffering from bad health conditions on the battlefield and in the military hospitals, and she fought like crazy to change the conditions; to make sure that the doctors washed their hands and practiced sanitary measures. She put herself at great risks.
You cant cross the sea simply by staring at the water
Whether it is a call to action for blood drives, disaster relief, or just community outreach, the American Red Cross does an extraordinary job at not only meeting the immediate needs of a community, but also the preparation and planning for long-term support.
Others are writing my biography, and let it rest as they elect to make it.
I have lived my life, well and ill, always less well than I wanted it to be but it is, as it is, and as it has been; so small a thing, to have had so much about it!
After a disaster strikes, it can be very devastating and very challenging.
You're going to need a lot of strength and energy, and the American Red Cross suggests you go for the high protein items.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
The best way to get a sense of what kinds of emergencies might present themselves in your community is by contacting local chapters of the American Red Cross or offices of emergency management in the region or state. Most large cities will have their own offices of emergency management.
I once donated a pint of my finest red corpuscles to the great American Red Cross and the doctor opined my blood was very helpful; contained so much alcohol they could use it to sterilize their instruments.
After 9/11, the American Red Cross received more than half a billion dollars in donations to help the victims of the terrorist attacks. The families of the victims were already well-provided for by various government funds, so Red Cross simply drew a line across lower Manhattan and offered everyone there financial assistance, whether they needed it or not.
We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.
As a revolutionary people, we Americans won a probable victory over the best and biggest army in the world because we learned to fight from the Indians. You can do a lot of damage with a Kentucky rifle from behind a tree. You don't put on a peaked hat and a red coat and white leggings and crossed white bandoleers with a big silver buckle in the center of the X and march uphill into a line of Howitzers loaded with chain and chopped horseshoes.