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A Collection Of Uplifting Quotes For Nurses

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Thu, Jan 13, 2022 @ 01:45 PM

GettyImages-878169808-1Times have been challenging for Nurses. Many of you are feeling down and in search of inspiration. A small dose of encouragement can go a long way, so we compiled a collection of inspirational, motivational, and some humorous quotes to lift you up.

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

2. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." – Dale Carnegie

3. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” —Maya Angelou

4. “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

5. "Once a nurse, always a nurse. No matter where you go or what you do, you can never truly get out of nursing. It’s like the Mafia… you know too much." – Deb Gaudlin, RN

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

7. “Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” — Donna Wilk Cardillo

8. “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
 
9. “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” —Mahatma Gandhi
 
10. "I attribute my success to this; I never gave nor took any excuse." – Florence Nightingale

11. “Save one life and you’re a hero, save one hundred lives and you’re a nurse.” – Unknown
 
12. “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens
 
13. “Nurses—one of the few blessings of being ill.” —Sara Moss-Wolfe
 
14. “Hardships often prepare people for an extraordinary destiny.” —C.S. Lewis

15. “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

16. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

17. “Remember: Nurses are like icebergs. At any one time, you are only seeing what they are actually doing.” – Ian Miller
 
18. "Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this something, at whatever cost, must be attained." – Marie Curie

19. “Who inspires me to be a nurse? Every nurse who doesn’t turn their back on nursing students, or graduate nurses, every nurse who acknowledges it’s okay and simply human to make foolish mistakes, every nurse who takes a moment of their time to help when you’re scared, and every nurse who remembers what it’s like to be a beginner.” – Anonymous Nurse

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. “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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