This President’s Day, our crack team of JNJ researchers have a question: Was Abraham Lincoln a nurse? Sure, he appeared to be busy being the President – but if you listen to some of the man’s actual quotes, he certainly seems to SOUND like a nurse:
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea. If this is tea, please bring me some coffee!
(Said by many nurses in the wee hours of a night shift!)
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
(How quickly would Lincoln have made it to the call light?)
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
(Try that on patients who complain about your appearance!)
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
(And now we know why docs don’t answer those middle of the night pages!)