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Clara Barton
(1821-1912) born on
Dec 25
US humanitarian, nurse. The "Angel of the Battlefield" ministered to injured soldiers during the Civil War and founded the American Red Cross.
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!

Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.
. . . the door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
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.
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Angel of the Battlefield," ch. 20, by Ishbel Ross, 1956.
R: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
A: In "Angel of the Battlefield," ch. 14, by Ishbel Ross, 1956.
N: In "Angel of the Battlefield," ch. 19, by Ishbel Ross, 1956.
K: In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

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