It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.— Clara Barton
Delightful Inspirational Nursing quotations
The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.
The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.
Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.
For us who Nurse, our Nursing is a thing, which, unless in it we are making progress every year, every month, every week, take my word for it we are going back. The more experience we gain, the more progress we can make.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.
Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter's or sculptor's work.
The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge he/she possesses.
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.
Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.
If you are hurt, whether in mind or body, don't nurse your bruises.
Get up, and light-heartedly, courageously, good-temperedly, get ready for the next encounter.
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.
I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth's gravitational pull has become since 1990.
Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.
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.
Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.
I found myself wondering, what would it be like to have a strange woman living in your home, nursing your child? My resulting research into the private lives of women in the 18th and 19th centuries inspired me and provided the backbone for [Lady of Milkweed Manor] novel.
You treat a disease, you win, you lose.
You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome.
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship.
The amount of relief and comfort experienced by the sick after the skin has been carefully washed and dried, is one of the commonest observations made at a sick bed.
No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this-'devoted and obedient.' This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.
Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.
Leave people better than you found them.
In the germ, when the first trace of life begins to stir, music is the nurse of the soul; it murmurs in the ear, and the child sleeps; the tones are companions of his dreams- they are the world in which he lives
I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?
My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent with the awful order of things. I play clown. I play carpenter. I play nurse. I play witch.
Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
The craving for 'the return of the day', which the sick so constantly evince, is generally nothing but the desire for light.
There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain.
hough I was creative, I also liked math and science.
At Knox College, I studied creative writing and earned a degree in chemistry, thinking I would attend medical school. Ultimately, I decided that a career in nursing would allow more time for pursuing other creative interests. While I worked as an RN, I wrote stories inspired by my patients, designed t-shirts, and made hand-painted sandals.
Everyone has left me except my muse, that good nurse. She stays in my hand, a mild white mouse.
Just be good and kind to your children.
Not only are they the future of the world, they're the ones who can sign you into the nursing home.