"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Clara Barton on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Clara Barton on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Clara Barton on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Clara Barton on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Clara Barton on Mahatma Gandhi
"Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business."
"I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past."
"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."
"The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins."