Nurse Quotes and Captions – To Honor, & Inspire

In the world where there are so many races, cultures, customs, and beliefs, nurses are god gifts to the universe. Besides, they take care of strangers. Moreover, they dedicate their whole life to the service of humanity. Often time, their character is tested and the inspiration to do the job is no more. This is when in uplifting Nurse Quotes come into the picture.

Regardless of who spoke or write these words, it will brighten your day and inspire you. However, they do make a difference and we should show respect.

Here are most powerful and greatest Nurses Quotes created by nurses, written for nurses and inspired by nurses.

Quotes on Nurses

“Nurses don’t wait until October to celebrate Make a Difference Day – they make a difference every day!”

Quotes on Nurses Doctors

“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.”

“Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.”

Florence Nightingale

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Dale Carnegie, American writer

“Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.”

Elizabeth Kenny

“Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy… nurses are rarely short of caring.”

Sharon Hudacek

“Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.”


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

Honoring Nurse Quotes

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

William Osler

“Save on life, you are hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse.”

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

“Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.”

Nurses Quotes Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.

“The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge he/she possesses.”

Carolyn Jarvis

“Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital.”

Carrie Latet

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

Christine Belle

“Nurses are the heart of healthcare.”

“If Christian scientists had more science and doctors more Christianity, it wouldn’t make any difference which you called in– IF YOU HAD A GOOD NURSE.

Finley Peter Dunne

 “God found some of the strongest women and made them Nurses.”

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

Dr. Jean Watson, RN, Doctor, Author and Professor

“A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope.”

Carrie Latet

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

Barack Obama

Caring Nurses

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

Dag Hammarskjold

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”

John Ruskin, social thinker

“Many things aren’t equal but everyone gets the same 24 hours, 7 days a week. We make time for what we truly want.”

“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.”

Val Saintsbury

“Caring is the essence of nursing.”

Jean Watson
Inspiring Nurses Quotes

“When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me nor I remember them, but I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.”

Donna Wilk Cardillo

“If love can’t cure it, nurses can.”

“Treat the patient as a whole, not just the hole in the patient.”

“Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing!”

Inspiring Nurse Quotes

“I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.”

Clara Barton

“Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often they inspire me.”

“Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.”

Cass Canfield

“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

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

Rawsi Williams

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Other Nurses Quotes

“Nursing is not just an ART, it has a heART. Nursing is not just a SCIENCE, but it has a conSCIENCE.”

“Nurses encompass 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

“Nurses: one of the few blessings of being ill.”

Sara Moss-Wolfe

“Every nurse is an angel with a key to a healthy community! All in caring for patients is part of the nursing soul!”

Alexsandar Radunovic

“You don’t build a house without its foundation. You don’t build a hospital without its Nurses.”

“How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enema.”

Warren Beatty

“It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.”

Stephen Ambrose

“You’re going to be there when a lot of people are born, and when a lot of people die. In almost every culture, such moments are regarded as sacred and private, made special by a divine presence. No one on Earth would be welcomed, but you’re personally invited. What an honor that is.”

 Thom Dick

Who inspires me to be a nurse? Every nurse who doesn’t turn their back on nursing students, or graduate nurses, every nurse who acknowledges it’s okay and simply human to make foolish mistakes, every nurse who takes a moment of their time to help when you’re scared, and every nurse who remembers what it’s like to be a beginner.” 

“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; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.”

Florence Nightingale

Nevertheless, it’s a fact nurses are backbone of the healthcare system. Certainly they are drained many a times but knowledge and power to heal others keeps them going. They truely are strong spirited and positive.

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