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Share these inspirational quotes for nurses to boost your mood

Read these inspirational quotes for nurses to make your day brighter, boost your motivation and engage your creativity.

You are awesome and we appreciate how much you do every day, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Enjoy these inspirational quotes for nurses that we put together for you.

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

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

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
—Mother Teresa

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”
—John Ruskin, social thinker

“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, American writer

“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 the something that I can do.” - E.E. Hale, American writer

“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 the something that I can do.”
— E.E. Hale, American writer

“Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul.”
— Emily Dickinson, American poet

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

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”
— George Eliot, English novelist

“It is not how much we do – it is how much love we put into the doing.” - Mother Teresa

“It is not how much we do – it is how much love we put into the doing.”
— Mother Teresa

“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.”
— Rawsi Williams

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

“Where there is love there is life.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

Which quotes motivate and inspire you? Share your favorite in the comments below.

By | 2020-04-21T09:22:10-04:00 April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs|2 Comments

About the Author:

Meaghan O'Keeffe, BSN, RN
Meaghan O'Keeffe, BSN, RN, has worked in pediatric critical care and pre-operative care and enjoys working with individuals with special needs. She is passionate about writing and thrilled to write for Scrubbed In, where she gets to pay tribute to the nursing profession and help uplift those who practice every day. She has two children in preschool who refuse to stop growing and a supportive husband who works in the coffee industry and provides her with a steady stream of caffeine. She likes to laugh, and LOVES to sleep — something nurses and parents never get enough of! And like you, she's a master of multi-tasking, a sucker for suctioning and a translator of medical jargon.

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    Sondra Kahler, RN April 21, 2020 at 4:20 am - Reply

    I have kept this quotation close throughout my nursing career.

    “Caring is the responsibility and, more importantly, the privilege of each of us. Caring is what we were born to do. When we let our hearts break, they break open, they don’t break closed. When we are present to another’s sadness or pain and do not turn away, our hearts open up remarkably and we can experience not simply the great sadness of life, but the incredible love and joy of life.”
    Richard Baer, RN
    Hospice of Metro Denver
    1998 Recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Human Caring

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    brendarussell April 23, 2020 at 5:28 am - Reply

    I am so very grateful for each and everyone on the front line here in Florida and New York and around our country I am greatly appreciate the nurses who have apparently done more than can everyone imagine and for the doctors who go out of the way to care for the patients in their tires hours I want each and every one of you to know that I send you my prayers and love

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