Quotes with profession
I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.
I love my profession. I would never stop. Relax? I relax when I work. It's my life.
Published in Houston Chronicle, January 4, 1989
The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
Daniel Deronda (1876)
Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.
Speech in London.
My decision to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I realized my father hated the legal profession.
When dictators and tyrants seek to destroy the freedoms of men, their first target is the legal profession and through it the rule of law.
Those of you who regard my profession of political life with some disdain should remember that it made it possible for me to move from being an obscure lieutenant in the United States Navy to Commander-in-Chief in 14 years, with very little technical competence.
Address at the University of North Carolina, October 12, 1961
There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.
In no other profession are the penalties for employing untrained personnel so appalling or so irrevocable as in the military.
I am ill every time it blows hard and nothing but my enthusiastic love for my profession keeps me one hour at sea.
Writing to the 2nd Earl of Camden in October 1804 from his flagship HMS Victory, Vice-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson described his personal suffering from seasickness as he explained why the Earl of Camden's 16-year-old nephew was unsuited to naval life and had left the HMS Victory just a few months after joining the Navy.
I had an Italian mother. She didn't view what I was doing as really a profession. She viewed it as recreation. I said, ‘Gee Mom, I'm going to be the head coach of the New York Giants.’ And she said to me, ‘When are you going to get a real job like your brother the banker?’
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it.
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.
Sceptical Essays (1928)
The profession of book-writing makes horse-racing seem like a solid, stable business.
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976). A statement Steinbeck is first quoted as having made in Newsweek on December 24, 1962.