Inspiring Nurse Quotes For These Difficult Times

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Nurses are to doctors as angels are to God, really important. And their importance is visible in the huge level celebrations of their services. There is International Nurse Day, celebrated on May 12th every year. Then there is US National Nurse Appreciation Day, celebrated every year on May 6th. And then May 6-12th is designated as US National Nurse Week. This celebration is on the name of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. She is known as the founder of modern nursing. So to pay our tribute to Florence Nightingale and all the nurses of all times, here we have brought these respectful and appreciating National/ International Nurse Day Quotes and Sayings and National Nurse Week Quotes and Sayings. Send these quotes to each and every nurse you know who might still be nursing somebody back to health.

We have had great nurses in the history of humanity like Mother Teresa, Mary Seacole, Clara Barton, Virginia Henderson, and the list goes on and on. Nurses have played a part in the human world as important as doctors. A doctor is there to operate on you, but a nurse is there while you recover and heal. She is almost equivalent to a nurturer.

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So to show our appreciation towards these frontline health workers, we have brought this appreciation post with a collection of wonderful National/ International Nurse Day Quotes, Nurse Quotes, and National Nurse Week Quotes and Sayings, read on:

Nurse Quotes

1. “Be the nurse you would want as a patient.”

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2. “Not all angels have wings…some have scrubs.”

3. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”

4. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi

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5. “Every day may not be wonderful, but there is something wonderful in every day.”

6. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -William Shakespeare

7. “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” -Charles Dickens

8. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs

9. “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” –Mother Teresa

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10. “The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses.” -Carolyn Jarvis

11. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; that is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” -Leo Buscaglia

13. “Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.”

14. “Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often they inspire me.”

15. “Hardships often prepare people for an extraordinary destiny.” -C.S. Lewis

16. “Nurse: just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone.”

17. “I attribute my success to this; I never gave nor took any excuse.” -Florence Nightingale

18. “Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.” -Christina Feist-Heilmeier, RN

19. “When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.”

20. “Nurses are there when the last breath is taken, and nurses are there when the first breath is taken. Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate the birth, it is just as important to comfort in death.” -Christine Bell

21. “Care for one…that’s love. Care for hundreds…that’s nursing.”

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22. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

23. “From caring comes courage.” -Lao Tzu

24. “A nurse is compassion in scrubs.” – Lexie Saige

25. “Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation” – Aristotle

26. “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.” -Amy Leigh Mercree

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27. “May your scrubs be comfy, your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short.”

28. “When I think about all the patients and their loved ones I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me, nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them, and they to me, and those threads make up the tapestry that is my career in nursing.” -Donna Wilk Cardillo

29. “The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” -Japanese proverb

30. “When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.”

31. “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” – Dag Hammarskjold

32. “America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.” –Barack Obama

33. “The doctors may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable. -Jodi Picoult

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34. “When a person decides to become a nurse, they make the most important decision of their lives. They choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others.” Margaret Harvey

35. “Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.

36. “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul, and body of our patients, their families, and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

37. “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse.” -Rawsi Williams

38. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

39. “And what nursing has to do in either case is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.” -Florence Nightingale

40. “Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worse, beats the hell out of never trying.” -Grey’s Anatomy

41. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

42. “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” – Harold Kushner

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43. “Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.” – Val Saintsbury

44. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

45. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi

46. “The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.” -William Osler

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47. “Nursing encompasses an art, a humanistic orientation, a feeling for the value of the individual, and an intuitive sense of ethics, and of the appropriateness of action taken.” -Myrtle Aydelotte

48. “For the sick, it is important to have the best.” -Florence Nightingale

49. “No matter how difficult the days may get, don’t forget the reason you became a nurse.”

50. “Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” -Donna Wilk Cardillo

51. “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” -Denis Waitley

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52. “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” -Charles Dickens

53. “It is not enough to be compassionate – you must act.” – Dalai Lama

54. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

55. “We won’t always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions can sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What’s important is that you do care and you act.” -Charlotte Lunsford

56. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

57. “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strengths.” – Corrie Ten Boom

58. “Save one life and you’re a hero, save one hundred lives and you’re a nurse.” -Unknown

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59. “Remember: Nurses are like icebergs. At any one time, you are only seeing what they are actually doing.” – Ian Miller

60. “As nurses, we know suffering. We are fully aware of how precious each moment of life is.” – Patricia Bratianu

61. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa

62. “The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge she possesses.” -Carolyn Jarvis

Thank You Nurse Quotes

63. “Your passion for our patient’s health is appreciated every day. Thank you for all you do.”

64. “Your compassion, optimism, and kindness do not go unnoticed. We appreciate you!”

65. “Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world. Happy Nurses Week.”

66. “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

67. “Just a moment to recognize you and your hard work. Happy Nurses Week!”

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68. “You go above and beyond to make our patients comfortable. Thank you.”

69. “You are a valued member of our team. Thank you for being the amazing nurse you are!”

70. “You brighten peoples’ days-including ours. Happy Nurses Week!”

71. “Our patients love you and the hard work you do does not go unnoticed. Thank you for everything. Happy Nurses Week!”

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72. “Thank you for being an amazing nurse. Our team appreciates all that you do. Happy Nurses Week!”

Final Word

Our generation has faced Corona Virus, so we know how important medical staff is, way too much better. And we bow down to all the nurses and frontline workers for saving humans and humanity with all their hearts. Have a blessed day all of you.

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