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Motherhood is the most challenging as well as the utmost satisfying vocation in this world.
I feel in me the vocation of the Priest. I have the vocation of the Apostle. Martyrdom was the dream of my youth, and this dream has grown with me. Considering the mystical body of the Church, I desired to see myself in them all.
Therese of Lisieux
Politics is my hobby. Smut is my vocation.
My Vocation is my Vacation. I love what I do.
I doubt that the Lord cares much which honorable vocation you choose. But He does care if you love one another and serve one another.
Russell M. Nelson
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
Logan Pearsall Smith
I became a soldier, not because I had a military vocation initially, but because it was the only way that that young, poor-class child from the provinces could go to the center of the country: through baseball, which was my dream.
Promoting dependency is the Democratic Party's vocation. It knows that almost all entitlements are forever, and those that are not - e.g., the lifetime eligibility for welfare, repealed in 1996 - are not for the middle class.
Gradually I find that my whole soul is merging itself into this business of writing, and especially of writing poetry. I am going to try it; and am going to test, in the most rigid way I know, the awful question whether it is my vocation.
My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.
Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed.
I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.
War is wrong. Conscription for war is inconsistent with freedom of conscience, which is not merely the right to believe but to act on the degree of truth that one receives, to follow a vocation which is God-inspired and God-directed.
A married vicar is likely to regard his vocation as a job - a tough and ill-paid one, to be sure - but a priest is seen as a pillar of the community, answerable only to his parishioners and his God, rather than to a wife and children.
Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.
You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy.
The thing with me is, if I wake up one morning and I'm not happy working as an actress, I'll stop. It's not something I have to do. It's not a vocation.
One needs more than ambition and talent to make a success of anything, really. There must be love and a vocation.
Music is more of a hobby to me than my hobbies, if that makes sense. I love music; my dad and brother were very musical, and music just happens to be one of my hobbies that became my vocation.
The only condition of fighting for the right to create is faith in your own vocation, readiness to serve, and refusal to compromise.
Don't romanticise your 'vocation.' You can either write good sentences or you can't. There is no 'writer's lifestyle.' All that matters is what you leave on the page.
I always tell my kids make your vocation your vacation.
I feel about romance the same way I do about a vocation; it's a calling.
Peacemaking is a full-time vocation that includes each member of God's people.
It's sort of good to see your vocation as a daily task and have fairly modest expectations for financial or reward in other coin - glory, love, whatever.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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