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Quotes to warm your nursing heart

Sometimes, the right words can send you sailing through your day with a warm heart and a smile on your face.

These quotes express some of the nuanced aspects of nursing that are otherwise impossible to put into words.

Because your nurse friends keep you going …

“Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.”
— Charles Lamb, “The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb”

“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking, they can make you laugh.”
— P.C. Cast, author

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”
— Markus Zusak, “The Book Thief”

Because nurses are the most intimately connected caregivers …

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
— Albert Schweitzer, philosopher

“Give me your hand. out of the depths, sown by your sorrows.”
— Pablo Neruda, poet

“A life without stories would be no life at all. And stories bound us, did they not, one to another, the living to the dead, people to animals, people to the land?”
— Alexander McCall Smith, “In the Company of Cheerful Ladies”

Because sometimes it seems like the small things are not enough …

“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
— Pearl S. Buck, writer

“… great things may come from moments of nothingness.”
— Alexander McCall Smith, “The Miracle at Speedy Motors”

“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.”
— H. Jackson Brown Jr., author

“… a drive in the country, an expedition to a shoe shop, a quiet cup of tea under a cloudless sky; each of us had something that made it easier to continue in a world that sometimes, just sometimes, was not as we might wish it to be.”
— Alexander McCall Smith, “The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party”

Because sometimes we need a change in perspective …

“There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?”
— C. JoyBell C., author

“Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.”
— Maya Angelou, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
— Ashley Smith

Because nurses are healers …

“If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers.”
— Ed Sullivan, entertainer

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
— Rumi, poet

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”
— Jose N. Harris, “MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love”

“It’s so dark right now, I can’t see any light around me.” “That’s because the light is coming from you. You can’t see it but everyone else can.”
— Lang Leav, “Love & Misadeventure”

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