Inspirational sayings, etc...

  1. my favorite saying i have heard so far is from one of my instructors...

    ~*~ if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got!! ~*~

    and yet another one is

    "look around, there are no dead bodies on this floor."

    lol she said that to me because i have a little bit of instructor anxiety!!

    the owner of the school says:

    "fake it till you make it!"
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    STNA, student and mommy
    Specialty: STNA in nursing home


  3. by   locolorenzo22
    "If you're too afraid to ask for help, you will drown proudly."

    "The end of the road is always in sight, it's the potholes that break your ankle."
  4. by   Nurse_Diane
    "If it were easy, everyone would do it"
  5. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    A good nurse works smart, not hard.
  6. by   shippoRN
    "can't" is the man or woman, who doesn't try. (my dad always told me this as a kid when i would say I couldn't do something or didn't have an confidence in myself)

    The greastest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

    Shut up, stop wineing and just do it! (this is the one I've been trying to live by lately.)
    Last edit by shippoRN on Dec 21, '06
  7. by   Daytonite
    OMG! I have a whole file of these kinds of little quotes. Many of them funny. I have to go through them periodically to find just the right thing to tack onto a cover page, or a letter, etc. I collect them from my travels on the internet. Here's a partial list. Enjoy!

    • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; To steal from many is research.
    • As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools.
    • Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
    • Graduate soon! Millions on Welfare depend on you.
    • I'm not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing.
    • If at first you don't succeed. . .blame someone else and seek counseling.
    • It's not how you pick your nose, but where you put the booger.
    • Jesus is coming! Look busy!
    • Some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them!
    • Welcome to S**t Creek! Sorry! We're out of paddles! (I often put this on the covers of my school notebooks)
    • When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.
    • Where are we going? And, why am I in this handbasket?
    • I wouldn't take her to a dawg fight, 'cause I'm afraid she'd win!
    • Woman's Rule of Thumb: If it has tires or testicles, you're going to have trouble with it.
    • Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings. They did it by killing everyone who opposed them.
    • If you can stay calm, while all around you is chaos, then you probably haven't completely understood the seriousness of the situation.
    • Doing a job right the first time gets the job done. Doing the job wrong fourteen times gives you job security.
    • Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
    • Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.
    • Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
    • Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
    • If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
    • When every thing is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
    • Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
    • Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
    • Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
    • Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
    • The things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those who got there first.
    • The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
    • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
    • When you're old and fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
    • No one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
    • Birds of a feather flock together and crap on your car.
    • If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
    • Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
    • If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning.
    • The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.
    • Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
    • What if the Hokey Pokey is really what it's all about?
    • The first rule of holes: If you are in one, stop digging.
    • I went to school to become a wit, only got halfway through.
    • Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant.
    • Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
    • The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
    • Middle age is having a choice of two temptations and choosing the one that will get you home earlier.
    • What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?
    • If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the OTHERS here for?
    • The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.
    • Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge. (Mark Twain)
    • It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. (Mark Twain)
    • More is good ... all is better (Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #242 - Star Trek, Deep Space Nine)
    • It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
    • Hunter's Observation on Education and Oz: "We can give you a diploma, but we can't give you a brain."
    • If at first you don't succeed destroy all evidence that you ever tried.
    • If all else fails, hit it with a big hammer.
    • Your nose will itch the very moment your gloved hands get contaminated with bodily fluids.
    • Everything takes longer than you think.
    • No matter how hard you try, you cannot push a string.
    • McFalls' Maxim: No degree of acceptance can ever change the facts. Translation: You may come to terms with being screwed, but nevertheless you're still screwed.
    • Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you think, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
    My math quotes:
    • Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive.
    • On the other hand, you have different fingers.
    • A Decimal Point = I'm a Dot in Place (they're anagrams)
    • I Love Mathematics by Adam Up
    • I Love Fractions by Lois C. Denominator
  8. by   Nurse2b Jen
    "If it were easy, everyone would do it"

    I love this one!! How true that is!!!!
    Last edit by Nurse2b Jen on Dec 22, '06 : Reason: forgot quote
  9. by   Achoo!
    OMG Daytonite- those are great!

    I love where am I? And why am I in this handbasket LOL
  10. by   Sheyen
    I loved those sayings!! I put two of them onthe back of shirts I made (I take big tshirts that will move with the body, yaya, lol) and then put my name and title (CNA) on it, for two things, scrub tops are always too tight and when I am picking someone up, they wont let me move with the resident (urgh), and I dont get yelled at for not having a name tag, heh. So anyway on the back of two of them.....on one I put: Your nose will itch the very moment your gloved hands get contaminated with bodily fluids, they will love that one at the nursing home, and also What hair color do they put on the drivers licenses of bald men.....wheeee I get to make fun of bald men, heh. The next time I do a shirt, I am going to put also the one about: When everything is coming your way, your in the wrong lane.....that is SUCH the life in a nursing home.

    Thanks so much for the ideas!!
  11. by   emtb2rn
    "Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement".
  12. by   Daytonite
    My mom, who passed away this past August, had a subscription to a magazine called Reminisce which still comes in the mail. I take each issue to my next doctor's appointment and leave it in the rack so others can enjoy it. This is a magazine specifically targeting the older generation. As I was leafing through it, I noticed that the edge of each page had "A THOUGHT TO REMEMBER". So, before I drop this off at the doc's office, let me share these with all of you. Let me give official recognition to the source which is Reminisce: The Magazine That Brings Back the Good Times, Vol. 17, No. 3, April/May 2007, Reiman Media Group, Inc.
    • One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.
    • Acquire not only learning, but the habit of learning.
    • Life is like a coin. . .you can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only once.
    • What counts in life is what we do for others.
    • Friendship is love with understanding.
    • The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
    • No small act of kindness is ever wasted.
    • Some people find that the most difficult instrument to learn to play is second fiddle.
    • The key to failure is trying to please everybody.
    • Plant a tree to live in the faraway future.
    • Joy is not in what we own. . .it is in what we are.
    • No one ever learned anything by talking.
    • Grief yearns for compassion, not advice.
    • The measure of real character is what a person would do knowing he or she never would be found out.
    • Worry. . .the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
    • The secret of happiness is not in getting more, but in wanting less.
    • Making money fast is no easier than making it first.
    • People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.
    • Flexible people never get bent out of shape.
    • If you feel you have no faults, that makes another one.
    • It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.
    • Good listeners are not only popular but, after a while, they know a few things.
    • It's better to be looked over than to be overlooked.
    • The doors of opportunity are marked "push" and "pull".
    • It's hard to judge the age of a person whose spirit has remained young.
    • What is done for another is done for oneself.
    • Write a letter in order to get one.
    • Whenever things sound easy, it turns out there's one part you didn't hear.
    • It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
    • The individual activity of one person with backbone will do more than a thousand people with mere wishbones.
    • Encouragement and kindness are the best gifts.
    • Real love begins when nothing is expected in return.
    • It is by working that a person finds out what he or she is able to do.
    • Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see all the flowers in it.
    • May is Mother Nature's way of apologizing for February.
    • Those who never accept fault can never improve.
    • Failure isn't falling down; it's staying there after you've hit the bottom.
    • Life is a measure to be filled. . .not a cup to be drained.
    • It is always darkest just before the dawn.
    • Those who make others happy make themselves happy.
    • Untold suffering seldom is.
    • There is something more important than IQ. . .it is "I will."
    • Forbidden fruit creates many jams.
    • Happiness is like potato salad. . .share it with others, and it's a picnic.
    • The can-do spirit is the fuel that makes things go.
    • Anyone can be at the helm with the sea is calm.
    • The price of authority is responsibility.
    • Ignore those who try to discourage you.
    • Success breeds confidence, but confidence also breeds success.
    • Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
    • A minute of thought is worth more than an hour of talk.
    • Nothing that makes a memory is wasteful.
    • A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
    • The only way to fight a cold is blow by blow.
    • A bad habit is like a soft chair. . .easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
    • A thousand words will not leave as deep an impression as one deed.
    • Love doesn't make the world go 'round; it's what makes the ride worthwhile.
    • It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    • Live so your friends can defend you, but never have to.
  13. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from Nurse2b Jen

    The owner of the school says:

    "Fake it till you make it!"

    I feel like this in every clinical..
  14. by   hlfpnt
    "The only stupid question is the one that's not asked."
    Last edit by hlfpnt on Apr 24, '07 : Reason: typo