Looking for some quotes for our pinning ceremony.....

  1. Does anyone out there have some inspirational thoughts or quotes? We are planning for our pinning ceremony and would like to have one placed on the program. Also during our video presentation ( pics and music realated to our last 2 years).

    If anyone has some ideas please help.

    Thank you,
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  3. by   justjill
    hi sarah!! i have quite a few.....we used one for our dedication ceremony

    Nurse's Prayer

    Lord, please help me
    to bring
    Comfort where there is pain
    Courage where there is fear
    Hope where there is despair
    Acceptance when the
    end is near
    A touch gentle with
    tenderness, patience
    and love


    Let me dedicate my life today to the care of those who come my way.
    Let me touch each one with healing hand and the gentle art for which I stand.
    And then tonight when day is done, O let me rest in peace if I have helped just one.

    those were a couple we were thinking about using...hope they help. good luck!
  4. by   Agnus
    "It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your powr for positve change, you are indeed, part of the problem." Cooretta Scott King.

    "I really do have to be the best me at all times because I just don't know who is watching my demonstration and taking notes." Steve Kolkmeyer, Cincinnati Real Estate Agent.

    Senator John Tyler was a man who built his life around the courage of his convictions. Consequently, people trused him enough to elect him Priesident of the United States.
    An example of his ability to do what he believed was right, in spite of its unpopularty, occurred once when he was caught up in a critical Senate vote. His vot was the deciding vote and the pressure from is collegues was tremendous. His name was called and Tyler voted his conscience. He voted against the pressure. Feeling the weight of his vote, he visibly slumped in his seat.
    At that moment there was only shocked and unbelieving silence in the great hall. Tyler then arose and walked out, as one write puts it, "in the proud company of his own self-respect." He know that exercising the courage to make those difficult decisions is pare of building a life that matters.

    "Our freedom is not in bing saved troubles, but is the freedom to take trouble for our own good, and make the trouble an element in our joy" Rabindranath Tagore - Hindu
  5. by   Agnus
    Lord thank you for all these medicines that need to be administered by 9 oclock. They will ease my patients' suffering.

    Thank you for the pile of dirty sheets on hospital beds. They are so warm and comfortable for our patients. There are those with no beds for the sick.

    Thank you for the dressings to be changed. They show me your healing.

    Thank you for all the charting to be done it's a record that I made a difference today.

    Lord the prescence of all thes chores awaiting me says, You have richly blessed my life. I shall do them cheerfully and I shall do them gratefully.

    (this is an adaptation I made to a email passed from an unknown
    source. It focused on house hold tasks, and family life. It actually had more and you could add more or different lines as you like. )
  6. by   TX Guy
    A quote that I find inspirational and in fact live by is from JFK when anouncing plans to go to the moon.

    "We choose to do this not because it is easy --
    But because it is hard."

    Not exact but should be easy to find.

  7. by   EarthChild1130
    My favorite quote in the world:

    "To the world you might be one person. But to one person you might be the world." --Unknown author
  8. by   mandykal
    This is definitely not for the ceremony but I just like the thought of "Inspirational quotes." Here's one:

    If your looking for a "perfect person" for that "perfect relationship," you're gonna be looking the rest of your life. A perfect relationship is when two "different people" understand their differences and enjoys them.
    (I got that off from some Aol profile)
  9. by   LPN2BSN
    Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small about it
    Florence Nightingale
    The cautious seldom err.
    The Confucian Analects

    What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
    Mother Teresa

    It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
    Mother Teresa
  10. by   orrnlori
    Sometimes you just have to make the leap and build your wings on the way down.

    Don't know the author. We used this quote at our pinning ceremony when recognizing the instructors for all their hard work. We used it in conjuction with the statement that they had done their jobs well, but it was now time for us to leave the nest and build our wings using the knowledge they had given us.

    I've always loved the quote. People were crying by the time I got done reading our tribute to our education and where we were about to go with our dreams.
  11. by   donmurray
    I like the "wings" quote, it was Kobi Yamada.

    "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
    -Herman Cain

    "We are on this earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know."
    -W H Auden

    "If "A" is success in life, then A = x+y+z. Where "x" is work, "y" is play, and "z" is keeping your mouth shut!"
    -Albert Einstein
  12. by   Gompers
    She who works with her hands is a laborer.
    She who works with her hands and mind is a craftsman.
    She who works with her hands, mind, and heart is an artist.
    She who works with her hands, mind, heart, and feet is a NURSE.
  13. by   msrn
    This Emily Dickinson poem is one of my favorites.