Florence Nightingale — English Activist born on May 12, 1820, died on August 13, 1910

Florence Nightingale OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing... (wikipedia)

I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
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.
I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
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.