65 Best Nurse Quotes On Success In Life

These nurse quotes will inspire you. A nurse is a person who is trained to care for sick or injured people and who usually works in a hospital or doctor’s office.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging nurse quotes, nurse sayings, and nurse proverbs.

Famous Nurse Quotes

  1. “My older brother, who was in the Army, now owns his own building company. My half-sister was a nurse and is now a psychotherapist.” Olivia Colman
  2. “When I was in the hospital they gave me apple juice every morning, even after I told them I didn’t like it. I had to get even. One morning, I poured the apple juice into the specimen tube. The nurse held it up and said, ‘It’s a little cloudy.’ I took the tube from her and said, ‘Let me run it through again,’ and drank it. The nurse fainted.” Alan King
  3. “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” Dag Hammarskjold
  4. “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

  5. “In 1979, just after I became governor, I asked Hillary to chair a rural health committee to help expand health care to isolated farm and mountain areas. They recommended to do that partly by deploying trained nurse practitioners in places with no doctors to provide primary care they were trained to provide.” William J. Clinton
  6. “I came from a middle-class family. My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse. I didn’t come from money, and I didn’t come from circles of power. I didn’t come from the country club; I came from the town park.” Megyn Kelly
  7. “I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know – what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations.” Ann Richards
  8. “Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.” Elizabeth Kenny

  9. “My dad was a surgeon, my mom a nurse, and they were always out working. I had five sisters and a brother. They didn’t care what I got up to.” Willem Dafoe
  10. “I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.” Daniel Goleman
  11. “When you are new at sheep-raising and your ewe has a lamb, your impulse is to stay there and help it nurse and see to it and all. After a while, you know that the best thing you can do is walk out of the barn.” Wendell Berry
  12. “We were equals once when we lay newborn babes on our nurse’s knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.” Olive Schreiner

  13. “Every nurse ought to be careful to wash her hands very frequently during the day. If her face, too, so much the better.” Florence Nightingale
  14. “I would never date a celebrity. I would want someone with real skills. Doctor, nurse, electrician… tailor.” Hannah Gadsby
  15. “Mum is from West Waterford, Dungarvan. She’s a farmer’s daughter. She’s a nurse. She left home very young – I think she was 18 – and went off to train as a nurse in England. My dad is from India, just south of Mumbai. He was one of the first in his family to go to college, and he went to England in the ’70s; he emigrated there.” Leo Varadkar
  16. “My dad is a builder, and my mum’s a nurse. They’re just very normal people.” Greg Rutherford

  17. “I was born, and the doctor left. And then the nurse is like, ‘Doctor, I think there’s another one.’ ” Jonathan Scott
  18. “It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.” Quintilian
  19. “By education, most have been misled; So they believe because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.” John Dryden
  20. “My mom was a nurse, and my dad worked in the Health Ministry as a civil servant. When I was 6 years old, my dad got a job at the Sri Lankan High Commission in Canada, so we moved there.” Chamath Palihapitiya

  21. “My mother was a single mom, and she was a claims adjuster at an insurance company. She actually dropped out of school – she was going to become a registered nurse – because she had to take care of me and my brother.” Stacy Brown-Philpot
  22. “Let’s face it – being a nurse, a single mom of eight kids, I would not be able to provide for them in any way shape or form.” Kate Gosselin
  23. “Some people, with a certain nostalgia, the worshippers and admirers of the colonial system, cherish and nurse its structures instead of smashing them. This is typical of a mentality in bondage to decadent values, negative values – counter-revolutionary values.” Samora Machel
  24. “And as a nurse, I know very well the importance, for example, of electronic medical records.” Lois Capps

  25. “My dad was a geologist and my mum was a nurse who directed amateur theatrics.” Matthew Goode
  26. “When I was a nurse I never had much money, and I was still happy then.” Jo Brand
  27. “I want to go to Sierra Leone with something – whether it’s some sort of contribution to healthcare, or to the entertainment industry. My cousin is a nurse; we are talking about opening a clinic.”” Idris Elba
  28. “Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.” Jeremy Taylor

  29. “I remember once I read a book on mental illness and there was a nurse that had gotten sick. Do you know what she died from? From worrying about the mental patients not being able to get their food. She became a mental patient.” Ornette Coleman
  30. “You see, my mother was a district nurse until she died when I was 14, and we used to move from time to time because of her work.” Paul McCartney
  31. “I guess I could’ve been a prima ballerina. Or a nurse. Aretha Nightingale!” Aretha Franklin
  32. “I was sent to a nice Church of England girls’ school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary – prior to marriage.” Kate Adie

  33. “You gain a certain maturity from being a nurse in a cancer ward.” Bonnie Hunt
  34. “I’m married to a nurse, and she is really, really ardent that – in screenplays or movies that I’ve worked on, that all the medical aspects be properly presented. I think that filmmakers ought to be respectful of all fields and not just be lazy and put nonsense in movies because most people won’t know the difference.” Scott Derrickson
  35. “The expectation was I would get married and become a mother and settle down. We didn’t have any role models. We saw teachers and doctors and nurses, but I’m not a teacher, and there was no possibility of being a doctor or a nurse. I had to work and find my own way.” Alexis Wright
  36. “The legendary tumbleweed is really a nurse crop that protects the growth of prairie grasses under its shade, and then it sacrifices itself and blows away.” Antoine Predock

  37. “Eighteenth-century matrons would have never have dreamed of appointing a redhaired wet nurse for their precious offspring – redheads passed on their horrible characters through their milk.” Kate Williams
  38. “I’m a little disappointed in myself because before getting pregnant, I resolved to do all these things during my pregnancy to nurse a healthy pregnancy. And so I’m finding in these final weeks that I didn’t do any of them.” Ellie Kemper
  39. “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
  40. “I was on ‘That ’70s Show’ as the sexy nurse. I like that show, but I hated my character. I was like, ‘I will never do anything like this again in my life. I feel crazy.’ ” Rozonda Thomas

  41. “I never criticized Modi. All I said was that Modi cannot be a chief minister and still nurse prime ministerial ambitions. I only suggested that he should resign as the chief minister and then stake his claim to be prime minister.” Raj Thackeray
  42. “When people hear the name Gregory Isaacs, I want dem to think of ‘Night Nurse’ and ‘Red Rose For Gregory’ and ‘The Cool Ruler.’ I love it when somebody comes up to me and say, ‘I love your songs.’ ” Gregory Isaacs
  43. “I think all Americans believe in human rights. And health is an often overlooked aspect of basic human rights. And it’s one that’s easily corrected. The reason I say that is that many of the diseases that we treat around the world, I knew when I was a child. My mother was a registered nurse. And they no longer exist in our country.” Jimmy Carter
  44. “Some are reputed sick and some are not. It often happens that the sicker man is the nurse to the sounder.” Henry David Thoreau

  45. “My mum was a nurse, and her passion was geriatric care. I used to love listening to the old people’s stories in her nursing home and picturing myself in their place. They’d say, ‘I went to school in a horse and cart,’ and I’d just think ‘Wow!’ I’d picture myself in their place – acting was a natural progression.” Olivia Colman
  46. “A Health Affairs study comparing patient-satisfaction scores with HCAHPS surveys of almost 100,000 nurses showed that a better nurse work environment was associated with higher scores on every patient-satisfaction survey question.” Alexandra Robbins
  47. “As though there were a tie And obligation to posterity. We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse: What has posterity done for us. That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?” John Trumbull
  48. “I don’t know how much love David felt – I suspect very little. My main appeal to him was as a nurse, cook, housekeeper, creative ally, and business adviser.” Angela Bowie

  49. “There were days when I was literally running for hours in the forest and then I’d jump on a plane and then I’d be on the ‘Nurse Jackie’ set. I was going from Vancouver to New York every three days. For me, it was really invigorating.” Peter Facinelli
  50. “French people don’t breastfeed. And I did it. My mum freaked out. She didn’t get it at all. French royalty thought it wasn’t chic to breastfeed their kids, so they would send them to a wet nurse. It’s looked down on.” Julia Restoin Roitfeld
  51. “At first, I was called a quack, a charlatan, and worse, year after year, in Australia, England and the United States, by men who simply refused to believe that a nurse from ‘the bush’ could devise a treatment which succeeded where they had failed.” Elizabeth Kenny
  52. “Saying good-bye on ‘Nurse Jackie’ was a really big deal, so I’m sure I was keeping myself guarded from ever having to feel anything like that again on another job, especially a death scene.” Merritt Wever

  53. “My parents are both English. My dad is a plastic surgeon – his name’s Norman Waterhouse, but we call him Normy. And my mom’s a nurse, which is how they met – in a hospital, over decaying bone.” Suki Waterhouse
  54. “Politics is a tough game. But would I change places with a trauma nurse in an emergency ward on a busy Saturday night? No way. There are lots of jobs in the world that are tougher than politics. And politicians and people who’ve done it need to remember that.” Michael Ignatieff
  55. “When I started, it was all meter maids or the sassy nurse, or the sassy receptionist in the hospital. And I felt like: Are those the only jobs that large, black women have?” Retta , Nurse quotes hospital
  56. “Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster – children into strength and athletic proportion.” William Cullen Bryant

  57. “My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more.” Lois Capps
  58. “My sister is a nurse and saves people’s lives.” Nicholas Lea
  59. “My father was an ironworker who eventually co-founded a construction business. My mother, Jeanette, was a stay-at-home mom who had been an operating-room nurse until my older brother, Jimmy, was born.” Susan Lucci
  60. “Theater was always in the backdrop. Nursing was a way to pay the bills. I wasn’t a nurse; I had a nursing agency.” Lee Daniels

  61. “My mom is a nurse; my dad is a pediatrician. They were born in the 1940s, and they were both inspired to fight against injustice, whether it was the injustices of the Vietnam War or Watergate or children in poverty or oppression of African Americans in Philadelphia where I was growing up.” Jake Tapper
  62. “My grandmother bought me a set of Encyclopedia Britannica’s when I was little, and I remember sitting on the floor reading through these just dreaming of all the possibilities. My mind would always go toward me becoming a nurse or a teacher because, even back then, I knew I wanted to do my part to make the world a richer place.” Nina Turner
  63. “When you are a singer, you have to nurse yourself and make sure you don’t get a cold.” Zac Brown

  64. “As an African, there are certain professions your family want you to do or are willing to sign off. Being in the medical professional, as a doctor, pharmacist, a nurse, or being an engineer – those are the only professions allowed!” Kamaru Usman
  65. “In Turkey, you’re not allowed to be left alone in the hospital. The nurse teaches the family how to do things, and somebody is always there with the patient.” Mehmet Oz

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