65 Strong Women Quotes for Nurses

strong women quotes for nurses

When down, when weary, when hurt, it takes strength to get up and experience everything all over again. But that’s exactly what nurses do. Even with intense pressures and seemingly endless shifts, they get things done. More than efficiency and productivity, that’s their unrivaled willpower talking, the refusal to give up because their passion, their calling, and their sense of duty and purpose are what matter the most.

However, nurses aren’t invincible. There are moments of extreme exhaustion, hopelessness and frustration. During times like this, it’s easy to forget what you’re made of. You tend to think of yourself small and weak. You aren’t. You’re big and you’re strong. If you’re having some moments of self-doubt because you’re overly worn out or just feeling aimless, we’ve compiled strong women quotes for nurses to remind you of how strong you can really be.

If you can dance and be free and be embarrassed, you can rule the world. – Amy Poehler

amy poehler quoteA girl should be two things: who and what she wants. – Coco Chanel

coco chanel quoteIgnore the glass ceiling and do your work. If you’re focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don’t have, focusing on the limitations, then you will be limited. – Ava DuVernay

ava duvernay quoteThe most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence. – Beyoncé Knowles

beyonce knowles quoteWomen are the real architects of society. – Cher

cher quoteStrong women don’t have ‘attitudes’, we have standards. – Marilyn Monroe

marilyn monroe quoteYou don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female’. – Erin McKea

erin mckea quoteI encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you. – Reese Witherspoon

reese witherspoon quoteWomen are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. – Nancy Pelosi

nancy pelosi quoteWe must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves. – Shirley Chishol

shirley chishol quoteA woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. – Melinda Gate

melinda gate quoteI am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me. – Maya Angelou

maya angelou quoteIn the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. – Sheryl Sandberg

sheryl sandberg quoteIf you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself. – Mindy Kaling

mindy kaling quote

God appoints our graces to be NURSES to other men’s weaknesses. – Henry Ward Beecher

henry ward beecher quoteSome women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. – Lady Gaga

lady gaga quoteA nurse is one who opens the eyes of a newborn & gently closes the eyes of a dying man. It is indeed a high blessing to be first and last to witness the beginning and end of life.

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. – Melinda Gates

melinda gates quotesNurses 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. – Myrtle Aydelotte

myrtle aydelotte quoteNurses 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

dr jean watson quoteLife is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Maya Angelou

When you’re a nurse, you know that everyday you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

ella fitzgerald quoteTo know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

ralph waldo emerson quote

A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

eleanor roosevelt quoteYou can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe. – Leymah Gbowee

leymah gbowee quoteLife shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin

anaïs nin quoteAlways be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

judy garland quoteAbove all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron

nora ephron quote

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. – Margaret Thatcher

You can’t give up! If you give up, you’re like everybody else. – Chris Evert

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. – Jane Goodall

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. – Beyonce

I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone. – Tory Burch

All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time. – Julie Andrews

Look your best – who said love is blind? – Mae West

When you’re through changing, you’re through. – Martha Stewart

Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. – Bette Midler

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel

Women asking for raises should not only know their value, but they should ask with the confidence that they’re helping the company to be successful. – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

I am a strong woman with or without this other person, with or without this job, and with or without these tight pants. – Queen Latifah

Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. – Betty Friedan

You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you. – Katie Couric

Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you’re in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that’s the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else. – Angelina Jolie

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on Earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet. – Susan B. Anthony

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it – Erma Bombeck

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’. – Erma Bombeck

No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. – Erma Bombeck

I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. – Madonna

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. – Barbara Corcoran

I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes. – B. Smith

A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts. – Nancy Rathburn

The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole. – Jane Fonda

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. – Marie Curie

I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said, you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That’s exactly what I’ve done. I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities. – Whoopi Goldberg

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa

The best protection any woman can have … is courage. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Save one life you’re a hero. Save 100 lives you’re a NURSE.

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. – Colette

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the ability to create, nurture, and transform. – Diane Mariechild

I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That’s my life motto. – Demi Lovato

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Sally Berger

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. – Hillary Clinton

Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. – Gloria Steinem

Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice. – Helen Keller