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Clara Barton
Clara Barton
(1821 - 1912)
American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian.
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An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness. I suppose it is a philanthropic movement to try to reverse the process.
Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.
- Clara Barton | Self-Control Quotes
Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.
- Clara Barton | Simplicity Quotes
The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
- Clara Barton | Right Quotes
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things always have been done. ... I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
- Clara Barton | Goals Quotes
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.


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