Clara Barton


Clara Barton


Miss Barton, who never bore grudges, was once reminded by a friend of a wrong done to her some years earlier. “Don’t you remember?” asked her friend. “No,” replied Clara firmly. “I distinctly remember forgetting that.”


The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.

~Clara Barton
Biographical Note: 

Clara Barton was the founder and president (1882-1904) of the U.S. Red Cross. Well-spoken and well-read, at the age of 15 she began teaching at schools near her home town. Barton offered to teach without salary if tuition were waived. She later took pride in having established the first free school in New Jersey. Clara Barton’s work throughout her life made her a symbol of humanitarianism.

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