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American statesman 1743-1826+1
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.
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.
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.
United States Army general 1934-20120
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.
American author 1936-0
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
British journalist 1908-0
A professional; is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.
American actor and filmmaker. 1972-0
All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared.
American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-18910
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
American poet 1907-19730
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.
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.
As a professional wrestler, it's not my position to be the booker, to formulate a match, unless you're asked to do that.
At the end of the day, if you're a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company.
British Author 1870-19530
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.
American basketbal player and manager 1889-19750
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