Quotes by profession

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  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
  • Vera Brittain
    Vera Brittain
    English nurse, writer, feminist, and pacifist 1893-1970
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    Meek wifehood is no part of my profession; I am your friend, but never your possession.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
    James Baldwin
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    The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an immediate knowledge of its ugly side.
  • The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
  • Beatrice Webb
    Beatrice Webb
    English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
    Beatrice Webb
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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
  • Brendan I. Koerner
    Brendan I. Koerner
    American author 1974-
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    A duped newspaper or magazine could contend that a fiction-spouting journalist obtained part of his salary via fraud, and use a criminal proceeding to try and recoup that money. Given the profession's notoriously low wages, however, it's probably not worth the publicity headache and legal fees. No news organization has ever pursued such a case.
  • Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Indian godman and mystic 1931-1990
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    A man of meditation functions differently. Whatever profession he chooses, it does not matter. He will bring to his profession some quality of sacredness. He may be making shoes, or he may be cleaning the roads, but he will bring to his work some quality, some grace, some beauty, which is not possible without samādhi.
  • Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn
    American Actress, Writer 1907-
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    Acting is the perfect idiot's profession.
  • William Hogarth
    William Hogarth
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    All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession.
  • Bruce Barton
    Bruce Barton
    American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-1967
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    As a profession advertising is young; as a force it is as old as the world. The first four words ever uttered, Let there be light, constitute its charter. All nature is vibrant with its impulse.
  • Will Rogers
    Will Rogers
    American actor and humorist 1879-1935
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    Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth.
  • Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover
    American engineer, businessman and politician 1874-1964
    Herbert Hoover
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    Being a politician is a poor profession. Being a public servant is a noble one.
    Source: On Growing Up: Letters to American Boys & Girls (1962)
  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Russian Actor, Theatre director, Teacher 1863-1968
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
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    Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
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