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Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue. John Dryden

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The price one pays for pursuing any profession, or calling, is an immediate knowledge of its ugly side. James Baldwin

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Don't worry if your job is small and your rewards few. Remember that the mighty oak was once a nut like you.

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Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence. Honoré de Balzac

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It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe. Thomas Carlyle

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Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. Mother Teresa

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There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but by attacking it earnestly at a particular point. Charles Cooley

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The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. Logan Pearsall Smith

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The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet. William Hazlitt

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Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience. Mother Teresa

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To hunger for use and to go unused is the worst hunger of all. Lyndon B. Johnson

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People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel. William Hazlitt

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For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. Clifton Fadiman

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The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years. David Ogilvy

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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

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Once you get into this great stream of history you can't get out. You can drown. Or you can be pulled ashore by the tide. But it is awfully hard to get out when you are in the middle of the stream -- if it is intended that you stay there. Richard Nixon