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229 Inspirational Quotes For Healthcare Heroes In The Pandemic

1. “Nurses are Ninjas on crusade, unafraid, giving aid.”


2. Keith Richards, guitarist, Rolling Stones: “I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to their funeral.”


3. America’s healthcare system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” – Walter Cronkite


4. Cannabis is just way too healthy for a sick health care system” – Sebastian Marincolo


5. The longer I’m in the profession, the more experiences shape my life, the more amazing colleagues influence me, the more I see the micro and macro power of nursing.”


6. Modern allopathic medicine is the only major science stuck in the pre-Einstein era.” – Charlotte Gerson


7. “When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.”


8. The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.” – Hattie Bryant


9. “Your body hears everything your mind says.” – Naomi Judd


10. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave nor took any excuse.”


11. Health care and education are too important NOT to be left to the free market.” – Kevin D. Williamson


12. Take care of your body. It’s your only place to live.”


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


14. “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.” — Plato


15. Source everything your workplace needs.


16. “Care for one, that’s love. Care for all, that’s nursing.”


17. A fit, healthy body — that is the best fashion statement.” — Jess C. Scott


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


19. Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.” – Erik H Erikson


20. Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” —Publilius Syrus


21. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”


22. Health and healthcare are not synonymous.” – Archelle Georgiou


23. A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks and suffers the consequences.”


24. “Sometimes, the best thing we can do for our patients is to tell them what the best behavior is and then negotiate something they can live with.”


25. It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” — Mahatma Gandhi


26. Let’s take advantage of the medical resources that the Lord has given us. Also, if God has blessed us with our body, let’s honor Him by taking care of it.


27. “We’d all be worse without a nurse.”


28. Like education, healthcare also needs to be given importance.”


29. “It’s not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” — Mother Teresa


30. “Nurses are the prescription doctors count on for their patients.”


31. “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win, no matter the outcome.” — Patch Adams


32. “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” – Anne Wilson Schaef


33. “Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.” – Anne Wilson Schaef


34. “May your scrubs be comfy, your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short.”


35. “If love can’t cure it, nurses can.”


36. Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates


37. Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


38. “Not all angels have wings. Some have scrubs.”


39. Communication is the key to healthcare. Healthcare workers need secure communications equipment to be safe and effective on the job.


40. “I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn’t at the core of these two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can’t get to the right answer here.”


41. Helping those in need is not charity, it’s humanity.” – Abhijit Naskar


42. Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”


43. “Health is not valued until sickness comes.” – Thomas Fuller


44. “Being a nurse is a walk in the park … like Yellowstone National Park, with grizzlies and falling rocks.”


45. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”


46. “Do small things with great love.”


47. It’s now so dysfunctional that I sometimes think the only solution is to blow the whole thing up.” – Glenn Melnick


48. I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” — Voltaire


49. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”


50. Good nurses take blood pressure. Great nurses give dignity.


51. “Don’t mess with me. I get paid to stab people with sharp objects.”


52. Martha Graham, dancer and choreographer: “The body is a sacred garment.”


53. Margaret Mead, anthropologist: “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”


54. Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.” – Paracelsus


55. “Shift change is my favorite time of day.”


56. The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she posses.”


57. William J. Mayo, physician and one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic: “The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life; the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.”


58. Exercise promotes positive self-image and good well-being.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


59. “Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.”


60. Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” — Anne Wilson Schaef


61. The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life; the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.” – William J. Mayo


62. Anne Frank, author of Diary of Anne Frank: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.”


63. As grandmothers used to say, ‘Better to pay the grocer than the doctor” – Michael Pollan


64. “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” – Winston Churchill


65. Lewis Carol, author: “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.”


66. The bad news is that our healthcare system does not provide any added values that come along with paying more.” – Kat Lahr


67. The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


68. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; that is to have succeeded.”


69. “It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.” — Stephen Ambrose


70. Paracelsus, a Swiss scientist: Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.”


71. Births and cancer treatments are so expensive, it’s a luxury to live, a privilege to die.” – J. Andrew Schrecker


72. Rawsi Williams, nurse: “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.”


73. 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.”


74. There is no illness that is not exacerbated by stress.” – Allan Lokos


75. “A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought – they must be earned.” – Naval Ravikant


76. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates


77. Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I’m not selling insurance.”


78. “A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ.” – John Steinbeck


79. “Nurses are God’s angels on earth.”


80. Stephen Ambrose, American historian: “It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.”


81. “Nurses dispense comfort, compassion and caring without even a prescription.” — Val Saintsbury


82. The current system is broken. We need to move towards an era of disease prevention and personalized medicine.” – Emmanuel Fombu


83. “The wish for healing has always been half of health.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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


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


86. High-quality medication and swift access to treatment must be provided to all free of cost. There should be no difference in the treatment received by the high-powered and the weakest in the state.” – Shivanshu K. Srivastava


87. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”


88. The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” – Voltaire


89. Politicians are interested in the health of the people like predators savor live prey.” – A.E. Samaan


90. My whole professional life has been dedicated to improving access, affordability, quality and choice of health care.”


91. “The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” – Deepak Chopra


92. Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. – W.P. Kinsella


93. Any humane, modern society must provide a reliable, well-financed, state-of-the-art health system, which supports and promotes a prosperous and morally responsible society.” – Joseph Rain


94. If there is one thing I’ve learned about hospitals, it’s that they aren’t interested in healing you. They are interested in stabilizing you, and then everyone is supposed to move on. They go to stabilize some more people, and you go off to do whatever you do. Healing, if it happens at all, is done on your own, long after the hospital has submitted your final insurance paperwork.” – Eric Nuzum


95. “Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.” — Elizabeth Kenny


96. “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou


97. Mahatma Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.”


98. “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” — Charles Dickens


99. Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.” — Joseph Addison


100. On crediting healthcare workers


101. Health is not valued till sickness comes.” – Thomas Fuller


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


103. We need a cost-effective, high-quality health care system, guaranteeing health care to all of our people as a right.”


104. “Great nurses are a healthy mix of dove and Bengal tiger.”


105. Be patient with patients who are not patient.


106. “Being a nurse means to hold all your own tears and start drawing smiles on people’s faces.” — Dana Basem


107. “A healthy outside starts from the inside.” – Robert Urich


108. “Nurses are patient people.”


109. “Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital.”


110. “I’m a nurse because miracle worker isn’t an official title.”


111. “Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions.” — Jamie Tworkowski


112. The human body is a miraculous instrument that instinctively knows what it needs. Unfortunately, the human ego often drives us not to listen.” – Shawn Wells


113. Celebrities are not health experts.” – Abhijit Naskar


114. It is hard to talk about a middle ground for something that is a fundamental right.” – Teri Reynolds


115. Maya Angelou, poet and author: “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”


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


117. No doctor knows everything. There’s a reason why it’s called


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


119. Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.”


120. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings


121. “Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn’t come easy.” — Tim Westergren


122. The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.” — Barack Obama


123. “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


124. He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” — Thomas Carlyle


125. Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.


126. A fit, healthy body — that is the best fashion statement. – Jess C. Scott


127. “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” – Denis Waitley


128. Healthcare authorities neglect the role of psychological factors in pandemic­ related infection even though these factors are important for many reasons.” – Steven Taylor


129. Treat your body like it belongs to someone you love.”


130. Here is the problem: Poor Americans consume too little healthcare, especially preventive healthcare. Other Americans—often rich Americans—consume too much healthcare, often unwisely, and sometimes to their detriment. The American healthcare system combines famine with gluttony.” – Otis Webb Brawley


131. It’s a real niche we’ve made for ourselves. The healthcare industry really stresses an importance on quick, accurate communication between doctors, nurses and patients. That’s a need we try to address.”


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


133. Danielle Ofri, physician: “The awe of discovering the human body. The honor of being trusted to give advice. The gratitude for helping someone through a difficult illness. These things never grow old.”


134. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” — Art Williams


135. “Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions.”


136. “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle


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


138. Take care of your health, that it may serve you to serve God.”


139. “Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.


140. Helen Keller, author: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”


141. Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.” — Ovid


142. The more we see health as a practice rather than as a problem to fix, the more we encourage the body’s natural potential to be healthy.” – Aarti Patel


143. A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”


144. “Be the nurse you would want as a patient.”


145. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”


146. It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.”


147. Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”


148. Nurses are the heartbeat of this hospital.


149. It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has.” – William Osler


150. The health care bill is nothing about health care- it’s about controlling the people.” – David Lincoln


151. Everyone deserves fair access to quality food, nutritional education,and adequate health care.” – Donna Maltz


152. Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk: “Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.”


153. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt


154. “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.”


155. Most people can afford healthcare and education in the age group when both these things are not relevant.” – D. S. Pandit


156. Donald Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: “I think health care is more about love than about most other things. If there isn't at the core of these two human beings who have agreed to be in a relationship where one is trying to help relieve the suffering of another, which is love, you can't get to the right answer here.”


157. Poor health is not caused by something you don’t have; it’s caused by disturbing something that you already have. Healthy is not something that you need to get, it’s something you have already if you don’t disturb it.”


158. “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” – Voltaire


159. “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”


160. George Michael, singer: “Nurses, doctors, teachers: these are the people who deserve the credit these days.”


161. Ewa Kopacz, Polish politician: “I am a doctor— it's a profession that may be considered a special mission, a devotion. It calls for involvement, respect, and willingness to help all other people.”


162. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”


163. It is important that USA healthcare workers realize that New York City is a 5G wireless radiation hot zone.” – Steven Magee


164. Abe Lemons, American coach: “You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'”


165. “It is health which is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ” – Mahatma Gandhi


166. The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.”


167. Nelson Mandela, political leader: “It always seems impossible until it is done.”


168. Bodily exercise is all right, but spiritual exercise is much more important and is a tonic for all you do. So exercise yourself spiritually, and practice being a better Christian because that will help you not only now in this life, but in the next life too.”


169. I associate hospitals with florescent lights, radio frequency exposure and toxic air.” – Steven Magee


170. Teachers and nurses get the best seats in heaven.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger


171. “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates


172. One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.”


173. “Hey you, nurse. You’re awesome.”


174. “Not all Superheroes wear capes.”


175. Remember to take care of yourself, you can’t pour from an empty cup.”


176. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived … that is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Emerson


177. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine


178. Hippocrates, ancient Greek physician: “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.”


179. Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”


180. Henry David Thoreau, poet and philosopher: “I stand in awe of my body.”


181. One of the main reasons for market failure in the U.S. healthcare industry is because we are uninformed consumers.” – Kat Lahr


182. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish proverb


183. “The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are.” – Maxime Lagacé


184. “Happiness lies first of all in health.” – George William Curtis


185. Clara Barton, nurse and founder of American Red Cross: “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.”


186. “To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” – William Londen


187. Having free healthcare is easy, just eliminate the health insurance companies.” – James Thomas Kesterson Jr


188. Marie Curie, Nobel Prize‑winning chemist: “I am among those who think that science has great beauty.”


189. You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.”


190. What does the Bible say about healthcare?


191. “Be the type of nurse you want to work with.”


192. Joseph Campbell, scholar and author: “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”


193. “Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.”


194. Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career move or responsibility.”


195. “Our royal family wears scrubs.”


196. Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health.”


197. “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.”


198. Every single journey of your life starts with a healthy mind and a healthy journey” – Jitendra Attra


199. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet: “The first wealth is health.”


200. “When a person decides to become a nurse, they make the most important decision of their lives. They choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others.”


201. William Osler, physician: “It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has.”


202. “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.”


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


204. Illness has a lot to teach wellness.” – Matt Haig


205. Good health shapes an expression of experiences.” – Arif Naseem


206. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West


207. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and politician: “Teachers and nurses get the best seats in heaven.”


208. “Caring is the essence of nursing.” — Dr. Jean Watson


209. Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.” — Anne Wilson Schaef


210. I believe health care is a civil right.”


211. “The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses.” — Carolyn Jarvis


212. “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse.”


213. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General: “Our health care workers are the heroes of the Covid-19 response.”


214. “If you're happy, if you're feeling good, then nothing else matters.” – Robin Wright


215. Prevention is better than cure.” —Unknown


216. “Nurse’s Prayer: Let me dedicate my life today to care for those who come my way. Let me touch each one with a healing hand and the gentle art for which I stand. And then tonight when the day is done, let me rest in peace if I’ve helped just one.”


217. Happiness lies first of all in health.” — George William Curtis


218. “The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


219. The best healthcare is taking care of the body that God gave you.


220. Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” —Winston S. Churchill


221. “Nursing is a work of heart.”


222. I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.”


223. Do you want to speak to the doctor in charge or the nurse who really knows what is going on?


224. Experience taught me that working families are often just one pay check away from economic disaster. And it showed me first-hand the importance of every family having access to good health care.”


225. “What is a nurse? A healer, hand-holder and friend.”


226. “Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” — Donna Wilk Cardillo


227. Giorgio Baglivi, Armenio‑Italian physician and scientist: “Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself.”


228. The collective principle asserts that … no society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.” – Aneurin Bevan


229. “When I think about all the patients and their loved ones I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me, nor I 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 tapestry that is my career in nursing.”


There you go! 229 Quotes to inspire healthcare nurses and all of our healthcare heroes who saved the world during the pandemic.


I hope this helps you find a kind word for someone on the front lines, who does hard work in unprecedented times. The hard time of life, that's when the great work takes our nations to a better place. Thank you to the frontline workers for the long hours and may God bless you.

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