Motivational Monday: 20 Quotes to Kickstart Your Week


Oh Monday, we meet again—and this week, “Monday Blues” no longer refer to that song you heard in the park over the weekend, but rather, exemplifies how you feel when you’re on your third cup of coffee and still haven’t left your bed. As the days grow longer and nights become warmer, the transition from summer fun to working doubles can be difficult, but fortunately, your friends at Travel Nurse Source have compiled 20 quotes to ensure you have a rockin’ week.

 

Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on Earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.

-Vincent Van Gogh

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

-Mahatma Gandhi

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

-Terri Guillemets

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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

-Winston Churchill

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

-Val Saintsbury

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

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

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

-Helen Keller

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

-Mother Theresa

A good deed is never lost: He who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.

-Saint Basil

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.

-Earl Shoaf

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestation of strength and resolution.

-Kahil Gibran

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two ways to live your life. One as if nothing is a miracle, the other as if everything is.

-Albert Einstein

To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

-Anatole France

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.

-Art Williams

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

-Dag Hammarskjold

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, “I’m possible.”

-Audrey Hepburn

Author: Travel Nurse Source

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