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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.
This conflict is one thing I've been waiting for. I'm well and strong and young -- young enough to go to the front. If I can't be a soldier, I'll help soldiers.

It is wise statesmanship which suggests that in time of peace we must prepare for war, and it is no less a wise benevolence that makes preparation in the hour of peace for assuaging the ills that are sure to accompany war.
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.
. . . the surest test of discipline is its absence.
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!
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Story of My Childhood," 1907.
R: "The Red Cross," Ch. 1, 1898.
A: "The Red Cross," Ch. 1, 1898.
N: The Story
K: As quoted in "Angel of the Battlefield," ch. 20, by Ishbel Ross (1956).

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