Inspirational Quotes for Caregivers

Certified nursing assistants, home health aides, senior caregivers, — they make a difference in peoples’ lives. Sometimes, the job is tough and thankless and the money isn’t always great, but the CNA is the backbone that makes everyone else’s job a little easier. All senior caregivers make it possible for the elderly to age in place with dignity. They are invaluable in the nursing home. In honor of CNAs, CHHAs and all senior caregivers, here are some inspirational quotes that speak to the job they do, complied by Lynda Lampert of Scrubs Magazine.

“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” —Mother Theresa

“The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.” —Homer

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

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (The Bible)

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving

“Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.” —Chogyam Trungpa

“Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.” —Mason Cooley
“Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food.” —Joseph Butler

“Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.” —Florence Nightingale

“A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.” —Saint Basil

“Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.” —William Thackeray

“Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” —T.H. Thompson and John Watson

“…[A]lthough the days are busy and the workload is always growing, there are still those special moments when someone says or does something and you know you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. That’s why I became a nurse.” —Diane McKenty

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

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“Great Inspirational Nursing Quotes & Motivational Sayings,” Motivation Empire
“Inspirational Quotes & Quotations on Nursing,”

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