28 Quotes to Recognize Nurses as the True Heroes They Are

Nurse Quotes

These relatable nurse quotes show the struggle, love and care that nurses put into their profession, and give them the heartfelt appreciation & honor for the heroes that they really are.

Nurse Quotes

Let us have compassion upon each other, and let the strong tenderly nurse the weak into strength, and let those who can see guide the blind until they can see the way for themselves.

“Let us have compassion upon each other, and let the strong tenderly nurse the weak into strength, and let those who can see guide the blind until they can see the way for themselves.” – Brigham Young

A nurse will always give us hope, an Angel with a stethoscope.

“A nurse will always give us hope, an Angel with a stethoscope.” – Terri Guillemets

The end of all knowledge should be service to others.

“The end of all knowledge should be service to others.” – Cesar Chavez

Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.

“Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.” – Mason Cooley

I am currently in nursing school, so one day I will be both a nurse and a writer.

“I am currently in nursing school, so one day I will be both a nurse and a writer.” – Liza Campbell

Pioneering spirit should continue, not to conquer the planet or space … but rather to improve the quality of life.

“Pioneering spirit should continue, not to conquer the planet or space … but rather to improve the quality of life.” – Bertrand Piccard

Nurses are in unique positions to make a difference every day locally, nationally, and globally for patients, the profession, and individually,

“Nurses are in unique positions to make a difference every day locally, nationally, and globally for patients, the profession, and individually,” – Patricia Jakel

The groundwork of all happiness is health.

“The groundwork of all happiness is health.” – Leigh Hunt

As nurses, we know suffering. We are fully aware of how precious each moment of life is.

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

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.

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

One of the lessons I hope the world learns from COVID-19 is that we must invest in nurses and midwives.

“One of the lessons I hope the world learns from COVID-19 is that we must invest in nurses and midwives.” – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The body is a sacred garment.

“The body is a sacred garment.” – Martha Graham

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.

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

I’m dating a girl who’s pretty level headed. She’s a nurse. She’s a real, normal girl. Which is what I need because my life isn’t normal.

“I’m dating a girl who’s pretty level headed. She’s a nurse. She’s a real, normal girl. Which is what I need because my life isn’t normal.” – Kenny Chesney

The first wealth is health.

“The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To do what nobody else will do, in a way that nobody else can, in spite of all we go through, is to be a nurse.

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

True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” – Daniel Goleman

Save one life and you’re a hero, save one hundred lives and you’re a nurse.

“Save one life and you’re a hero, save one hundred lives and you’re a nurse.” – Unknown

Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.

“Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.” – Christina Feist-Heilmeier

Nurses – nurses, you’m all the same. Full of cheerfulness over other people’s troubles.

“Nurses – nurses, you’m all the same. Full of cheerfulness over other people’s troubles.” – Agatha Christie

Creating unity and compassion and understanding of each of our brothers and sisters is so powerful. We have to preach that to the ones that don’t want to listen and understand.

“Creating unity and compassion and understanding of each of our brothers and sisters is so powerful. We have to preach that to the ones that don’t want to listen and understand.” – Bubba Wallace

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Nurses 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.

“Nurses 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

Going into health care, you have to be ready on your feet and take what comes at you.

“Going into health care, you have to be ready on your feet and take what comes at you.” – Aisha Diallo

America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.

“America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.” – President Barack Obama

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha

Caring is the essence of nursing.

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

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