There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.
The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
For us who Nurse, our Nursing is a thing, which, unless in it we are making progress every year, every month, every week, take my word for it we are going back. The more experience we gain, the more progress we can make.
The craving for 'the return of the day', which the sick so constantly evince, is generally nothing but the desire for light.
The amount of relief and comfort experienced by the sick after the skin has been carefully washed and dried, is one of the commonest observations made at a sick bed.
Nursing is great for so many reasons, but there is one reason that means more than any poll results, amount of money, or job security: Nurses make a difference.
Leave people better than you found them.
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship.
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
He who plants kindness gathers love.
The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge he/she possesses.
Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
The most important practical lesson than can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.
Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.
Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.
Nursing 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.
The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.
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.
As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel.
The nurses were all angels in my eyes.
You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter what the outcome.
How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema.
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