Florence Nightingale Quote

Nothing can well be imagined more painful than the present position of woman, unless, on the one hand, she renounces all outward activity and keeps herself within the magic sphere, the bubble of her dreams; or, on the other, surrendering all aspiration, she gives herself to her real life, soul and body. For those to whom it is possible, the latter is best; for out of activity may come thought, out of mere aspiration can come nothing.


Cassandra (1860)

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Nothing can well be imagined more painful than the present position of woman, unless, on the one hand, she renounces all outward activity and keeps...

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Nothing can well be imagined more painful than the present position of woman, unless, on the one hand, she renounces all outward activity and keeps...

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Nothing can well be imagined more painful than the present position of woman, unless, on the one hand, she renounces all outward activity and keeps...

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Nothing can well be imagined more painful than the present position of woman, unless, on the one hand, she renounces all outward activity and keeps...