Quotes by occupation

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  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
  • Bill James
    Bill James
    American baseball writer, historian, and statistician 1949-
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    Baseball would be a quite remarkable activity if it was the one place in the world where your co-workers didn't have any impact on how productive you were. But in fact, baseball is a high-stress occupation, and those sort of stress-inducing activities... just have a huge impact on how the team functions, I think.
  • John Burroughs
    John Burroughs
    American writer 1837-1921
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    Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
  • Truman Capote
    Truman Capote
    American writer 1942-
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    Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
  • Angelina Grimke
    Angelina Grimke
    American activists and female advocates of abolition and women's rights 1805-1879
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    I trust the time is coming, when the occupation of an instructor to children will be deemed the most honorable of human employment.
  • Alice Hamilton
    Alice Hamilton
    American physician, research scientist, and author 1869-1970
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    Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation for accident or disease caused by occupation.
  • Bruno Schulz
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    In our town there was a Gestapo officer who loved to play chess. After the occupation began, he found out that my father was the chess master of the region, and so he had him to his house every night.
  • Agnes Macphail
    Agnes Macphail
    Canadian politician 1890-1954
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    It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men; for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage; and they must even change their name.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss
    Carl Friedrich Gauss
    German mathematician and physicist 1777-1855
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    It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
    American novelist and short story writer 1941-
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    It's true that it's a solitary occupation, but you would be surprised at how much companionship a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.
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