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Coming up through the ranks of any calling can be rough, but that battered soul who survives the early years of courting the comic muse comes close to knowing what only the soldier knows: What combat is like.
Robinson was important to all blacks. To make it into the majors and to take all the name calling, he had to be something special. He had to take all this for years, not just for Jackie Robinson, but for the nation.
We all have our convictions formed by different things, and mine are informed by my faith, they're informed by the Word of God, and I found that to be an anchor for me, a compass and a guide for me. When people start bullying one another and calling each other names for those different convictions, then I think you get into problems.
I'd be happy to be taken as a woman - and that's what I was initially trying to do when I started throwing on dresses and stuff. But that wasn't going to happen because everyone kept calling me sir. So I thought I'd change the method and just start wearing what I wanted to wear.
When I first ran for public office, it was with the passion and idealism of a young man who believed that government could help make our lives better, that public service was a calling and that citizenship demanded responsibilities. There was a greater good.
When I got to the senior national team, there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger.
I really believe that what I do as an actress is my God-given talent. This is my calling, not my career.
My very beloved and deceased third-grade teacher, Cliff Kehod, was the one that I really remember calling me Ike a lot. It just stuck. It is a dog's name, but I love dogs.
Faith is the response to something which is calling us from the timeless part of our reality.
A calling is you feel - you look out and see the need - maybe it's the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it's the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was - felt called.
We believe that according the name 'investors' to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a 'romantic.'
Martin Luther King said it was time to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of human civilization. I don't think anyone is calling Martin Luther King a New Age woo-woo.
Calling it off comes easy enough if you haven't told the girl you are smitten with her.
I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter. I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling.
Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the 'environmentalist' view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view.
E. O. Wilson
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Fathers, yours is an eternal calling from which you are never released.
Ezra Taft Benson
Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.
I've known from long ago that the universe was calling me. If you were one of those annoying adults that said, 'Oh, what are you gonna be when you grow up?' I would say, 'Astrophysicist.' And then they'd walk away real quickly.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in.
Emile M. Cioran
Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
Writing is a calling, not a choice.
It is self-evident that no number of men, by conspiring, and calling themselves a government, can acquire any rights whatever over other men, or other men's property, which they had not before, as individuals.
I have a calling in my soul, if you like, to try to make my life in some way worthwhile. What is the value of my existence?
In Nine Inch Nails, I've been the guy calling the shots since inception. I'd gotten used to that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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