Quotes: professional

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  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
  • Bill Flores
    Bill Flores
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    A lot of small towns in Texas have only volunteer fire departments. And even though they're called volunteer fire departments, they are usually very professional and have great training and usually have good equipment.
  • Anne Seward
    Anne Seward
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    A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    Norman Schwarzkopf
    United States Army general 1934-2012
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    A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
  • A professional whose job it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
  • Richard Bach
    Richard Bach
    American author 1936-
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    A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    A professional; is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    American actor and filmmaker. 1972-
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    All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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    Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who claims authority as a member of an élite which knows the law in some field or other, is an object of distrust and resentment.
  • Ben Shahn
    Ben Shahn
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    An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
  • Bill Goldberg
    Bill Goldberg
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    As a professional wrestler, it's not my position to be the booker, to formulate a match, unless you're asked to do that.
  • Carl Lewis
    Carl Lewis
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    At the end of the day, if you're a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company.
  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire Belloc
    British Author 1870-1953
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    Be at the pains of putting down every single item of expenditure whatsoever every day which could possibly be twisted into a professional expense and remember to lump in all the doubtfuls.
  • Casey Stengel
    Casey Stengel
    American basketbal player and manager 1889-1975
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    Being with a woman all night never hurt no professional baseball player. It's staying up all night looking for a woman that does him in.
    Source: BBC The myths of sex before sport, 12 August, 2004
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