Edith Cavell Quotes

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I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must not have hatred towards anyone.

Standing, as I do, in view of God and eternity, I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must not have hatred or bitterness towards anyone (on the eve of his execution)
Edith Cavell Quotes
Patriotism alone is not enough.

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must not have hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

Nothing more than physical impossibility, the lack of space and money would make me close the doors to the Allied refugees.

I am not afraid or shrink; I have seen death so often that I do not find it strange or fearful.

I can not stop while there are lives to save.

Someday, somehow, I’m going to do something useful, something for people. They are, most of them, so helpless, so hurt and so unhappy.

I am grateful to have had these ten weeks of calm to prepare myself. Now I have had them and I have been kindly treated here. I was waiting for my sentence and I think it was fair. Standing, as I do before God and Eternity, I realize that patriotism is not enough, I should not hate or embitter anyone.

I thank God for these ten weeks of tranquility before the end … Life has always been hurried and full of difficulties … This time of rest has been a great mercy.

Everyone has been very kind to me here. But this, I would say, standing as I do before God and eternity, I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must not have hatred or bitterness towards anyone.





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