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100 Most Inspiring Success Quotes For Nurses

Nurses are the unsung heroes of the world. They do one of the toughest jobs for little pay, all because they want to help people. Nurses are the friendly face you see in the hospital room, the ones, who take care of you during your weakest moment, and who help save lives.

Here is a list of 100 inspiring success quotes for nurses:

8431. “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.” – Rawsi Williams

 

2.“The trained nurse has become one of the greatest blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.” – William Osler

 

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

 

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

 

5. “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.”– Florence Nightingale

 

 

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

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7. “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

 

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

 

 

9. “Nurses are humans by birth and heroes by choice.” – Renee Thompson

 

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 10. “Caring is the essence of nursing.” – Jean Watson

 

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

 

12. “When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” Author Unknown

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13. “It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” – Stephen Ambrose

 

14. “Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the joy, every day, while we are “just doing our jobs.”– Christine Belle

 

15. “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”– Maya Angelou

 

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16.“A nurse is compassion in scrubs.” -Lexie Saige

 

17. “Rejoice in your work; never lose sight of the nursing leader you are now and the nursing leader you will become.” — Sue Fitzsimons

 

18. “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

 

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

 

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

 

21 “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

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22. “The character of a nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses.” – Carolyn Javis

 

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

 

24. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”- Jim Rohn

 

25. “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

 

dreamstime_l_131045426. “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

 

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

 

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

 

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29. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

 

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

 

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

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32. “Nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.” -Barack Obama

 

33.“Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital.” -Carrie Latet

 

34. “Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health.” – Lois Capps

 

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

 

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36. “The longer I’m in the profession, the more experiences shape my life, the more amazing colleagues influence me, the more I see the micro and macro power of nursing.” – Joni Watson

 

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

 

38. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

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39. “You’re going to be there when a lot of people are born, and when a lot of people die. In most every culture, such moments are regarded as sacred and private, made special by a divine presence. No one on Earth would be welcomed, but you’re personally invited. What an honor that is.” – Thom Dick

 

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

 

41. “Nurses help people. And in doing so, we receive the unmatched satisfaction of knowing that we have made a difference to patients and their families.” – Dawn Marino

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42. “Nursing is great for so many reasons, but there is one reason that means more than any poll results, amount of money, or job security: Nurses make a difference.” – Brittney Wilson

 

43.“You treat a disease: You win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win—no matter the outcome.” – Patch Adams

 

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

 

45. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”- Plato

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46. “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people.” –Barbara Bush

 

47. “The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” – Zig Ziglar

 

48. “The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” – Carl Jung

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49. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” – Mother Teresa

 

50. “It’s not about being better than everyone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

51. “What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.”– Mary Ann Evans

 

52. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.” – Dalai Lama

 

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53. “You deserve to believe you make a difference; because you do!” – Renee Thompson

 

54“I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.” – Clara Barton

 

55. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

 

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56. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.”– Washington Irving

 

57. “God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses.” – Henry Ward Beecher

 

58. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

 

59. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

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60. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

 

61. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

 

62. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

 

63. “Every nurse is like an angel and they bear the key to a healthy community. Caring for patients even in their most dire needs is a portion from the nursing soul.” – Aleksandar Radunovic

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64. “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

 

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

 

66. “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

 

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67.  “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Charles Dickens

 

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

 

69. “Save one life you are a nurse, save a thousand lives and you are a hero” – Author Unknown

 

70. “Patients deserve to be cared for competent, compassionate nurses.” – Renee Thompson

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71. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

72. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”– Ronald Reagan

 

73. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”– Princess Diana

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74. “Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” –Rachel Ann Nunes.

 

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

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76. “Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions.” – Jamie Tworkowksi

 

77. “Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we’re exhausted at the end of the day!” – Donna Wilk Cardillo

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78. “Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.” – Martin H. Fischer

 

79. “The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” – Anthony Robbins

 

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

 

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81. “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

 

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

 

83. “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

 

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

 

85. “The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.” – Logan Pearsall Smith

 

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86. “Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.” – Cass Canfield

 

87. “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 Keeganca

 

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88. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Gibran Khalil Gibran

 

89. “The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.” – Florence Nightingale

 

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

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91. “The door that nobody else will go in at seems always to swing open widely for me.” – Clara Barton

 

92. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden

 

93. “Finding your passion will lead you to finding work that motivates and satisfies you.” -Dr. Val Gokenbach

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94. “Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”– Vincent Van Gogh

 

95. “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

 

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96. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” – Steve Maraboli

 

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

 

98“Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often they inspire me.” – Author Unknown

 

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99. “We often think of nursing as giving meds on time, checking an X-ray to see if the doctor needs to be called, or taking an admission at 2:00 a.m. with a smile on our faces. Too often, we forget all the other things that make our job what it truly is: caring and having a desire to make a difference.” – Erin Pettengill

 

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

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