35 Inspirational and Compassionate Nurse Quotes

Let’s celebrate National Nurses Week with these inspirational nurse quotes. If you or a loved one has ever gotten sick and has had to stay in the hospital, you would know the selfless service provided by nurses that no money can buy. Nurses are truly the heart of healthcare.
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. -William Osler

Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion. -Florence Nightingale

Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors. -Gerhard Kocher

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. -Val Saintsbury

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

A good deed is never lost: He who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love. -Saint Basil

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. -Simone de Beauvoir

The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge he/she possesses. -Carolyn Jarvis

Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital. -Carrie Latet

It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. -Mother Theresa

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others. -Publilius Syrus

Caring is the essence of nursing. -Jean Watson

Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the job, everyday, while we are “just doing our jobs”. -Christine Belle

Nurses don’t wait until October to celebrate Make a Difference Day — they make a difference every day! –Author Unknown

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. -Dag Hammarskjold

Nurses are the heart of healthcare. -Donna Wilk Cardillo

Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring. -Sharon Hudacek

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

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed an nurse them. -Clara Barton

Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing! -Unknown

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. -Elizabeth Kenny

A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope. -Terri Guillemets

To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. -Anatole France

When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. -Unknown

America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system. -Barack Obama

A nurse is compassion in scrubs. -Lexie Saige

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

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

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. -Art Williams

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do. -Helen Keller

Nursing is a work of heart.

Nurses, one of the few blessings of being ill. -Sara Moss-Wolfe

Nurses are a unique kind. They have this insatiable need to care for others, which is both their biggest strength and fatal flaw. -Dr. Jean Watson

How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enema. -Warren Beatty

It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly. -Stephen Ambrose

People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel! -Maya Angelou

inspirational nurse quotes

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

Nurses have come a long way in a few short decades. In the past our attention focused on physical, mental and emotional healing. Now we talk of healing your life, healing the environment, and healing the planet. -Lynn Keegan

At the end of the day, love and compassion will win. -Terry Waite

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama

Nurses are with us from the moment we are born and the moment we die. Do you remember a nurse that has touched your life? Share these nurse quotes with your friends and family!



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