35 Inspirational Nursing Quotes And Sayings

Nursing Quotes-The most in-demand and exciting jobs in the world today is Nursing. If you think that nursing is an easy alternative to becoming a doctor, then you are wrong. It’s also wrong to think the nurses are just a supplement for the doctors. But the reality is Doctor and Nurses work together in taking care of the patient. Doctors treat the patient and the nurses take care of the patient after the Treatment is done. Consider a situation where you are treated by the doctor but you are not given any post treatment care by the nurses. It can become very difficult for you to just have the treatment and not the nursing and care. Here are some of the Nursing Quotes which will help you to carry out your Nursing career.

Famous Nursing Quotes

“Caring is the essence of nursing.” Jean Watson



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“Nursing a grudge is bad for your heath.” Desmond Tutu

“You treat a disease: you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win—no matter the outcome.” Robin Williams

“Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the job, every day, while we are ‘just doing our jobs.’” Christine Belle

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

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Mother Teresa

“Not all angels have wings … some have scrubs.” Unknown

“Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.–Robert Burns.” Robert Burns

“Nursing is a kind of mania; a fever in the blood; an incurable disease …..” Monica

“A baby nursing at a mother’s breast… is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature.” David Suzuki

“Be nice to your children. After all, they are going to choose your nursing home.” Steven Wright

“Combine nursing homes with nursery schools. Bring very old and very young together: they interest one another.” John Cage

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


“Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch who delights in nursing it in his bosom.” Giacomo Casanova

“I putter. I nurse old grudges. I fold origami while nursing old grudges. I think about the past. I wonder if there’s any grudges I should start.” Roz Chast

“A nurse is not what you do. It is what you are…. I am a nurse. It’s not what I do, it’s what I am.” Unknown

“Nurses are a unique kind. They have this insatiable need to care for others, which is both their greatest strength and fatal flaw.” Jean Watson

“A nurse is one who opens the eyes of a newborn and gently closes the eyes of a dying man. It is indeed a high blessing to be the first and last to witness the beginning and end of life.” Unknown

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

“Nurses are there when the last breath is taken, and nurses are there when the first breath is taken. Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate the birth, it is just as important to comfort in death.” Christine Belle

“Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse.” Unknown


“The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.” Dr. William Osler

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

“Nursing is one of the fine arts: I had almost said ‘the finest of fine arts.’” Florence Nightingale

“I wanted to do something creatively, having been a beached whale for many months and nursing my daughter.” Tori Amos

“In a hospital they throw you out into the street before you are half cured, but in a nursing home they don’t let you out till you are dead.” George Bernard Shaw

“It (nursing) comes more from care than study.Florence Nightingale.” Johanna Spyri

“It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.” Honore de Balzac

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.” Charlotte Bronte

“Peace is a nursing mother to the land.” Hesiod

“Someone has said the best nursing home is the U.S. Senate.” Ernest Hollings

“The state is the nursing mother of human culture.” Joseph Alexander Leighton

“Troubles are like babies – they only grow by nursing.” Douglas William Jerrold

“When you’re nursing and you’re working 18-hour days, that’s pretty hard.” Kate Hudson

“Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.” Florence Nightingale

Whenever a critical patient is treated, relatives usually pray to God and ask a question to the Doctors. The nurses play a crucial role in between the God and the Doctors who actually take care of  Patient in need. Their hands are never stopped and tried in taking carer of the patient. Those hands are actually the real ones which can bring even the dead back to life.

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

The purpose of all the nurses is to provide the comfort and relief to the patient in need. They do not care whom they are treating and taking care of. Whether it is a Man or women they do not care about their caste and the creed, religion, and color. They just treat everyone with the same compassion and love so that the one in need is relieved.

“Nurses are a unique kind. They have this insatiable need to care for others, which is both their biggest strength and fatal flaw.” Dr. Jean Watson – Nursing Quotes

Here are the words of the doctor himself what he thinks about the nurses. The work they do and how difficult it can become for the doctors if nurses are absent. Every day nurses take care of someone without knowing the identity of the person they are taking care of.