1. “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.” – Florence Nightingale

  2. “Nurse: just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone.” – Anonymous

  3. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

  4. “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart, and body of our patients, their families, and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

  5. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

  6. When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” – Unknown

  7. “Value what you do and add value by what you do.” – Unknown

  8. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

  9. “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” — Alan Cohen

  10. “Forgive yourself, you are not perfect. Show yourself grace; you are still learning. Show yourself patience; you are on a journey.” – Unknown

  11. “When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.” – Unknown

  12. “Nurses are always there, you care for us from the earliest years. You look after us in our happiest and saddest times. And for many, you look after us and our families at the end of our lives. Your dedication and professionalism are awe-inspiring.” – Duchess Kate Middleton

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

  14. “I am among those who think that science has great beauty.” – Marie Curie

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

  16. “Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” – Donna Wilk Cardillo

  17. “It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” – Stephen Ambrose

  18. “Save one person, you’re a hero. Save hundreds, you’re a nurse.” – Unknown

  19. “A caress, a smile, is full of meaning for one who is sick. It is a simple gesture, but encouraging, he or she feels accompanied, feels closer to being healed, feels like a person, not a number.” – Pope Francis

  20. “You’ve done enough. It’s okay to be tired. You can take a break.” – Shauna Niequist

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