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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It knows that almost all entitlements are forever, and those that are not - e.g., the lifetime eligibility for welfare, repealed in 1996 - are not for the middle class.
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
When our purpose is external, we may never find it. If we tie our purpose or meaning to our vocation, goal or an activity, we're more than likely setting ourselves up for suffering down the line.
My hobbies just sort of gradually became my vocation.
My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.
P. T. Barnum
Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.
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.
One needs more than ambition and talent to make a success of anything, really. There must be love and a vocation.
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.
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.
Dostoevski was on to something. You are the path you choose. You are what your vocation is.
Whatever vocation you decide on, track down the best people in the world at doing it and surround yourself with them.
Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed.
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.
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.
But I love to entertain. My vocation is to accrue all these experiences, to write about them, to get them out of my system, to not get sick, and then to share them publicly.
Food was always important in my family, but I didn't think of it as a vocation until a later point in life.
I'd always felt very strongly in the power of vocation.
Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.
I think teaching should be a vocation, and they should be paid more for it.
Re-telling the Christian story is the essence of my vocation. That has been going on since the Evangelists in one form or another.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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