Quotations on Profession

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Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Faith, Government, Profession, Public, Teaching)

Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession.
- Joan Allen
(Keywords: Opportunity, Film, Open, Profession, Thinking)

Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Trust, People, Profession, states, United)

I talk about acting to students making the transition from high school to UCLA. Kids going into this profession really need to know the reality of it.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Acting, Kids, Profession, Reality, School, Students, Talk)

I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in.
- Francesca Annis
(Keywords: Age, Profession, Thinking, Years)

I see myself more as an ambassador of the game. And I hope to bring chess to a higher level in the United States. Making bigger tournaments, more interesting events. Making it a respectable profession for young people to be able to pursue in the future.
- Maurice Ashley
(Keywords: People, Hope, Chess, Events, Future, Profession, states, United)

From that moment on I knew my profession in life was and has remained until today an actor's life.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Life, Actor, Profession, Today)

In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Talent, Ability, Circumstance, England, Law, Profession, Reward)

The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Knowledge, Profession, Ugly)

No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years.
- Shirley Bassey
(Keywords: Wedding, Bells, Profession, Years)

My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Money, Mother, Father, Profession, Teachers)

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Nature, Successful, Man, Practice, Profession, Study)

Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession.
- Ian Botham
(Keywords: Sports, Being, Cricket, Growing up, Profession, Soccer, Trials)

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.
- James Bryce
(Keywords: Existence, Medicine, Profession, Reason)

The best part of learning any profession, when you're really going through those huge stretching escalated times of learning and energy, is when you want to do it so much.
- Diane Cilento
(Keywords: Energy, Learning, Profession, Want)

In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)

But it is a hard, it's a hard profession teaching acting.
- Dabney Coleman
(Keywords: Acting, Profession, Teaching)

I love writing and do not know why it is considered such a difficult, agonizing profession.
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Keywords: Love, Profession, Writing)

Reality is, I'm an actor and an entertainer, and I really wouldn't know what to do with another profession.
- Russell Crowe
(Keywords: Actor, Profession, Reality)

Acting is the most brotherly and sisterly profession in the world.
- Cyril Cusack
(Keywords: Acting, Profession, World)

The Epistle is a correction of profession without life, and most valuable in this respect.
- John Nelson Darby
(Keywords: Life, Correction, Profession, Respect)

When I joined the band, being that I was going to take this up as a profession, I realized that there were no two finer guitar players in the world that I'd rather play with.
- Michael Davis
(Keywords: Being, Guitar, Play, Profession, World)

Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive.
- William Dunbar
(Keywords: Wisdom, Men, Knowledge, Acquaintance, Habits, Law, May, Profession, Pursuit, Skill)

Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Politics, Profession, Sense)

I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Keywords: Life, Language, Military, Profession, Sense, Today)

The profession of film director can and should be such a high and precious one; that no man aspiring to it can disregard any knowledge that will make him a better film director or human being.
- Sergei Eisenstein
(Keywords: Knowledge, Being, Film, Man, Profession, Will)

The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Success, Man, Profession, World)

And I just thought, this is what I want to be. And I knew that dancing would be my chosen profession.
- Suzanne Farrell
(Keywords: Thought, Dancing, Profession, Want)

My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that; it's the way one is raised.
- Colin Firth
(Keywords: Medical, People, Virtue, Grandparents, Profession, Sense, Teaching)

Prior to being allowed to enter the profession, prospective teachers should be asked to talk with a group of friendly students for at least half an hour and be able to engage them in an interesting conversation about any subject the prospective teacher wants to talk about.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: Being, Conversation, Profession, Students, Talk, Teachers)

One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession, the priesthood has very serious problems. They are not new. They did not develop yesterday or last year.
- Andrew Greeley
(Keywords: Fact, Problems, Profession, Yesterday)

If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor. You're in the wrong profession.
- Uta Hagen
(Keywords: Actor, Existence, Profession, Want, Wrong)

The world judge of men by their ability in their profession, and we judge of ourselves by the same test: for it is on that on which our success in life depends.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Life, Men, Success, Ability, Profession, World)

The most important thing about my profession is finding the truth, finding the reality of these shows.
- Shuler Hensley
(Keywords: Truth, Profession, Reality)

We are too quick to put labels on things. It is my profession. I get up and paint. Everyone wants to put a label on it, but I am a free spirit, so I fight against that.
- Geoffrey Holder
(Keywords: Fight, Profession, Quick, Spirit)

But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember - that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer.
- Robert E. Howard
(Keywords: Failure, First, Living, Man, Profession, Writer)

Never the less, at the age of fifteen, having never seen a writer, a poet, a publisher or a magazine editor, and having only the vaguest ideas of procedure, I began working on the profession I had chosen.
- Robert E. Howard
(Keywords: Age, Ideas, Profession, Writer)

My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?
- Joseph Howe
(Keywords: Life, Profession, Public, Questions, Right, Solitude, Will)

My name is E. Howard Hunt. I'm currently retired from more than 22 years in the profession of espionage.
- E. Howard Hunt
(Keywords: Name, Profession, Years)

I'm always conscious of the fact that I am part of a profession that is 80% permanently unemployed. So, to be working in any sense is to be privileged.
- Derek Jacobi
(Keywords: Fact, Profession, Sense)

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
- Irving R. Kaufman
(Keywords: Mind, Perspective, Precedents, Profession, Routine)

Hardly any actor objects to press. It's a question of it being done in the way they like to see it done, meaning to get down to the serious interview what the profession is so we can reach out to the people to help them get along.
- Harvey Keitel
(Keywords: People, Actor, Being, Help, Meaning, Press, Profession, Question)

I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.
- Rose Kennedy
(Keywords: Love, Work, Duty, Profession, World)

I think it's imperative to follow your heart and choose a profession you're passionate about, and if you haven't found that "spark" yet, if you're not sure what you want to do with your lives - be persistent until you do.
- Steve Kerr
(Keywords: Heart, Profession, Want)

I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends - architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs and organizational structure. These abstractions play a role in many other disciplines, and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as well.
- Rem Koolhaas
(Keywords: Now, Play, Profession, Thinking)

Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession.
- Henry R. Luce
(Keywords: Business, Journalism, Profession, Publishing)

I enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession.
- Bela Lugosi
(Keywords: Work, Actor, Pleasure, Profession, Years)

The development of the comedy club industry destroyed the uniqueness and intimacy of the profession but it also created jobs for comics and bred some great performers.
- Marc Maron
(Keywords: Development, Comedy, Intimacy, Jobs, Profession, Uniqueness)

If you would be just as content winning a local Golden Gloves fight as you would making a pile of money as a professional, then fine, go become a boxer. But if the whole idea is for you to get rich, my God, stay in school and learn a profession.
- Gerald McRaney
(Keywords: Money, God, Idea, Winning, Content, Fight, Profession, School)

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
- Thomas Moore
(Keywords: Age, Investigation, Profession, Study)



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