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

2. “Nurses are the heart of healthcare” – Donna Wilk Cardillo

3. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.” – Unknown

5. “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse.” – Unknown

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

7. “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of there.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

8. “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou

9. “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse” – Unknown

10. “Nursing is an art: and if is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body.” – Florence Nightingale

11. “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.” – Rawzi Williams

12. “A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope.” – Carrie Latet

13. “The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly bling, a means of locomotions for the infant, the knowledge and confidence of the young mother, and a voice for those too weak to speak.” – Virginia Henderson

14. “Nurses: one of the few blessings of being ill.” – Sara Moss-Wolfe

15. “When you are a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch your” – Unknown

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

17. “Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses… we must be learning all of our lives” – Florence Nightingale

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

19. “Being a nurse is weird: I can keep a poker face through trauma, but I have a mental breakdown over losing my favorite pen.” – Unknown

20. “When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that 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 beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.” – Donna Wilk Cardillo

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

22. “Being a nurse means to hold all your own tears and start drawing smiles on people’s faces. Nursing is sacrificing.” – Dana Basem

23. “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

24. “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

25. “Bound by paperwork, shot on hands, sleep, and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring.” – Sharon Hudacek

26. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Shakespeare

27. “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

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

29. “Doctors diagnose. Nurses cure.” – Unknown

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

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

32. “Caring is the essence of nursing.” -Jean Watson

33. “Whether a person is male or female, a nurse is a nurse.” – Gary Veale

34. “Nursing is not for the faint of heart nor the empty of heart.” – Unknown

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

36. “The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge he/she possesses.” – Carolyn Jarvis

37. “From caring comes courage.” – Lao Tzu

38. “A nurse is not what you do. It is what you are… I am a nurse. It’s not what I do, it’s what I AM.” – Unknown

39. “To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” – Mandy Hale

40.  “Thank you, Nurses! Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world.” – Unknown

 

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