quote by Virginia Henderson

The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life of the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the newborn , knowledge and confidence for the young mother, a voice for those too weak to speak, and so on.

— Virginia Henderson

Most Powerful Locomotion quotations

It is with roses and locomotives (not to mention acrobats Spring electricity Coney Island the 4th of July the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls) that my poems are competing.

The [first] argument asserts the non-existence of motion on the ground that that which is in locomotion must arrive at the half-way stage before it arrives at the goal.

The forge looked like a steam-powered locomotive had smashed into the Greek Parthenon and they had fused together.

Our prayers lay the track down which Gods power can come.

Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.

Phrenology taught us that the mind thinks by means of the brain, is liable to become fatigued by too long attention, as the locomotive muscles are by too much walking; and I therefore proposed to them to take a brief rest.

The best way to see a country is from the footplate of a locomotive.

Movies are always in a state of locomotion.

You start with a general idea of how it should feel and then you find you've got a runaway train. You have to race to catch up: the movie is telling you what it wants to become, and when that happens there's no greater feeling.

The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well.

Revolutions are the locomotives of history.

Walking takes longer... than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed.

No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place.

Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else.

Marx says that revolutions are the locomotives of world history.

But the situation may be quite different. Perhaps revolutions are not the train ride, but the human race grabbing for the emergency brake.

A conscious attempt to fall asleep is sure to produce insomnia, to try to be conscious of one's own digestion is a sure way to upset the stomach. Consciousness is a poison when we apply it to ourselves. Consciousness is a light directed outward. it's like the headlights on a locomotive—turn them inward and you'd have a crash.

Hereditary property sophisticates the mind, and the unfortunate victims to it .

.. swathed from their birth, seldom exert the locomotive faculty of body or mind; and, thus viewing every thing through one medium, and that a false one, they are unable to discern in what true merit and happiness consist.

The locomotives are black. The coal is black. The tracks are black. The night is black. So what am I going to do with color?

She was the most wonderful woman for prowling about the house.

How she got from one story to another was a mystery beyond solution. A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea.

Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.

Market timing, by the way, is a tag some buy-and-hold investors use to put down anything that involves using your brain. These are the same people who like to watch the locomotive coming and get run down in the name of discipline.

It is sunlight in modified form which turns all the windmills and water wheels and the machinery which they drive. It is the energy derived from coal and petroleum (fossil sunlight) which propels our steam and gas engines, our locomotives and automobiles. ... Food is simply sunlight in cold storage.

If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.

In a world full of competing emergencies and disasters, it really helps if there is an international locomotive that can help us bring attention - help us bring resources.

To the somnambulist, sleep-walking may seem more pleasant and less hazardous than wakeful walking, but the latter is the wiser mode of locomotion in the congested traffic of a modern community. It is about time to abandon judicial somnambulism.

Ideas for work are coming to me in abundance...I'm going like a painting-locomotive.

Every American travelling in England gets his own individual sport out of the toy passenger and freight trains and the tiny locomotives, with their faint, indignant, tiny whistle. Especially in western England one wonders how the business of a nation can possibly be carried on by means so insufficient.

Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.

Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn.

He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.

For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples.

Leg locomotion was, for decades, thought to be an incredibly difficult problem.

There has been very, very painstakingly slow progress there, and robots that essentially lumbered along at one step every 15 seconds and occasionally fell over.

Man is the only mammal whose normal method of locomotion is to walk on two legs.

A pattern of mammal behavior that emerges only once in the whole history of life on earth takes a great deal of explaining.

Many persons sigh for death when it seems far off, but the inclination vanishes when the boat upsets, or the locomotive runs off the track, or the measles set it.

Willpower is steam for life's locomotion.

Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn.

I have always loved locomotives passionately.

For me they are living creatures and I love them as others love women or horses.

Great triumphs of engineering genius-the locomotive, the truss bridge, the steel rail- ... are rather invention than engineering proper.