Vocation Calling Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 96 Vocation Calling Quotes

#1. The time comes when silence is betrayal. That time has come for us today ...
... some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#2. Poetry is a vocation. It is not a career but a calling. - Author: Edward Hirsch
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#3. Why do lazy, minimum effort employees always seem to find places where they feel "underappreciated"? - Author: Matt Chandler
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#4. I carry too much of the week into the Sabbath , and too little of the Sabbath into the week. John Quincy Adams - Author: Paul C. Nagel
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#5. As is the case with many adolescents, Lewis's increased command over over the things of the world brought with it a corresponding atrophy of the moral sense. - Author: Philip Zaleski
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#6. Powerful Leaders intentionally pursue their vocation of who they are not a career of what they do; what's calling you? - Author: Michael Walker
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#7. A true Christian lives and labors on earth not for himself but for his neighbor. Therefore the whole spirit of his life him impels him to do even that which he needs not do, but which is profitable and necessary for his neighbor. - Author: Martin Luther
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#8. Even his own speeches bored him. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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#9. Toughened or coarsened by their worldly lives, the other dissenters could shrug and move on, but Souter couldn't. His whole life was being a judge. - Author: Jeffrey Toobin
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#10. Duty was not untinged by ambition. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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#11. Only God can make the common sacred. - Author: Beth Moore
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#12. Our problem as Americans
at least, among my race and gender
is that we resist the very idea of limits, regarding limits of all sorts as temporary and regrettable impositions on our lives. - Author: Parker J. Palmer
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#13. We may be closest to hearing the call when we feel most alone or in trouble, for genius hides behind the wound and one of the greatest wounds in life is to not know who we are intended to be or what we are supposed to serve in life. - Author: Michael Meade
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#14. The voice of Jacob will do a little good if the hands be the hands of Essau. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#15. The percentage of people qualifying for federal disability benefits because they are unable to work rose from 0.7 percent of the size of the labor force in 1960 to 5.3% in 2010. - Author: Charles Murray
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#16. If you find what you do each day seems to have no link to any higher purpose, you probably want to rethink what you're doing. - Author: Ronald A. Heifetz
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#17. You couldn't allow yourself to get bored. THAT would be a fight. - Author: Tom Clancy
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#18. I choose me bristles with pride
Yes, I do
A broom for the shaft
And a broom for the flume
Though I'm covered with soot
From me 'ead to me toes
A sweep knows 'e's welcome
Wherever 'e goes - Author: Richard M. Sherman
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#19. There is, in fact, a paradox about working to serve the community, and it is this: that to aim directly at serving the community is to falsify the work; the only way to serve the community is to forget the community and serve the work. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#20. Your calling may be to find new ways to tell the story of redemption, to create fresh symbols tat will speak of a home for the homeless, the end of exile, the replanting of the garden, the rebuilding of the house. - Author: N. T. Wright
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#21. We find our vocations not by focusing on ourselves, but by focusing on others. - Author: Jeff Goins
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#22. Lincoln told a family friend that his father taught him to work, but never learned him to love it. - Author: Richard Brookhiser
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#23. M'Lord, I know from history that once upon a time in a much earlier Church, a vocation to the priesthood meant a call from the bishop, not necessarily a call from God. And I heard the Bishop of Rome himself call you to be that which you have now become by ordination and consecration. - Author: Walter M. Miller Jr.
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#24. I still don't know if I'm good enough or if it's a calling or a vocation or something, but the talent part is out. My desire to do it is undoubted. I just love doing this. - Author: Chris Isaak
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#25. I thought buying at the local market would be an excellent way to build positive relationships with the local villagers. - Author: Eric Greitens
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#26. A young mark twain on the make: I can't turn in inkstand into Aladdin's lamp. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#27. Men seldom persevere in a vocation unless they believe or can convince themselves that it is fundamentally more important than anyother calling. Women are the same with their lovers. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#28. Film is something that came later into my life. I had a Jesuit education, and I consider acting and the theater as kind of a calling - a vocation. - Author: Michael Moriarty
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#29. It's a gift of tranquility when your adult desires mesh with your childhood background. I don't quite know why mine didn't, although I think books, again, are partly to blame. - Author: Maureen Corrigan
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#30. Old fighters keep making comebacks. We are more alive when boxing than at almost any other time. - Author: Davis Miller
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#31. Love is a career with its own stages, rewards, and failures ... a vocation as concrete as a calling in the Church, worth giving a lifetime to. - Author: Andrew Holleran
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#32. Don't choose a profession you can live with;
choose a profession you can't live without. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#33. He must become an apprentice to ordinary life. - Author: Paul C. Nagel
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#34. Celebration comes when the common features of life are redeemed. - Author: Richard J. Foster
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#35. Our vocation and professional work is not a second class activity, something we do just to put food on the table. It is the high calling for which we were originally created. The way we serve a Creator God is by being creative with the talents and gifts He has given us. - Author: Nancy Pearcey
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#36. The only Christian work is good work well done. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#37. We can't understand our calling and our vocation until we listen to the Lord ... until we look upon the Lord ... until we realize who it is that we're really serving. Are we serving God? Or the world? - Author: Mark Hart
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#38. No matter what office LBJ assumed he lifted greater than when he found it. - Author: David Pietrusza
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#39. In law, one's sense of calling or vocation will lead one to be interested in certain dimensions of Constitutional law. - Author: Ken Starr
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#40. She handled it (her trade) with all the grace that belongs to mastery. - Author: George Eliot
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#41. Every day is important for us because it is a day ordained by God. If we are bored with life there is something wrong with our concept of God and His involvement in our daily lives. Even the most dull and tedious days of our lives are ordained by God and ought to be used by us to glorify Him. - Author: Jerry Bridges
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#42. When he studied, it was not so much for a promotion as to EXCEL at his job. - Author: David Halberstam
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#43. Public servants in this Europe often do their best when they stop caring about whether they'll be fired. - Author: Ron Suskind
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#44. I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you. - Author: Annie Dillard
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#45. One of the greatest disconnects for this generation is how life and work fit together. There is a need to talk about purpose in life, vocation, and calling. We need to provide a stronger theology of work to help them make integrated connections to their daily lives. - Author: David Kinnaman
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#46. Christians ought to have a different approach to business. As believers, we should view work as both service and a form of worship. - Author: Charles W. Colson
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#47. Pay attention to what you wish you were doing when you're doing something else. - Author: Joyce Rachelle
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#48. Speaking of Newton but also commenting more broadly on education and the Enlightenment: I have seen a professor of mathematics only because he was great in his vocation, buried like a king who had done well by his subjects. - Author: Voltaire
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#49. Nothing's work unless you'd rather be doing something else. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#50. Our task is to carry the Lord's peace into every situation, into every duty. - Author: Davis Bunn
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#51. Everybody has a vocation to some form of life-work. However, behind that call (and deeper than any call), everybody has a vocation to be a person to be fully and deeply human in Christ Jesus. - Author: Brennan Manning
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#52. He wasn't an especially charismatic or commanding individual, but what he lacked in personality he emphatically made up for in diligence. - Author: Dan Jones
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#53. Shoddy work is not just shoddy work. It's a failure of love. - Author: Matt Perman
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#54. Think little of yourselves, but do not think too little of your calling. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#55. Don't be in a hurry about finding your work in the world for yourself - you are not old enough to judge for yourself yet; but just look about you in the place you find yourself in, and try to make things a little better and honester there. - Author: Thomas Hughes
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#56. The president notices that when he takes off his coat to dig, people take more notice of the visual than they did his preceding remarks. - Author: Paul C. Nagel
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#57. I feel about romance the same way I do about a vocation; it's a calling. - Author: Alden Ehrenreich
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#58. The vocation of putting people straight, of tearing off their masks, of forcing them to face the repressed truth, is a highly dangerous and destructive calling, - Author: Melody Beattie
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#59. The point of the calling was, quite simply, that it was appointed by God to serve neighbors. If along the way some self-fulfillment came as well, there was nothing wrong with that, but it was hardly the point of the calling. - Author: Gilbert Meilaender
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#60. At present we have no clear grasp of the principle that every man should do the work for which he is fitted by nature! - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#61. I've been blessed, I think, to have tremendous joy in my life in pursuing my vocation, my calling. - Author: Cornel West
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#62. All professions have some element of theater to them. - Author: David Halberstam
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#63. A live-in domestic worker: You are never sure that your soul is your own except when you are out of the house. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#64. Every occupation has its own honor before God. Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling. In our daily work no matter how important or mundane we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God's on-going providence for the human race. - Author: Martin Luther
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#65. Hughes might discuss Calvinism ably, but he did not live it, he was - by Time corporate standards - just a little lazy. - Author: David Halberstam
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#66. I believe the road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master IN THAT LINE. I have no faith in the policy of scattering one's resources. Andrew Carnegie - Author: H.W. Brands
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#67. Cause every task of your day to be a sacred ministry to the Lord. however mundane your duties, for you they are a sacrament. - Author: Richard J. Foster
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#68. Question: What is he? Answer: A sluggard; how very pleasant it would have been to hear that of oneself! It would mean that I was positively defined, it would mean that there was something to say about me. "Sluggard" - why, it is a calling and vocation, it is a career. Do not jest, it is so. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#69. Robert Kennedy was inspired to take on organized crime by watching the landmark movie On the Waterfront. - Author: David Talbot
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#70. The rhythms of the game complemented the lifestyle he preferred. - Author: Nicholas Dawidoff
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#71. It is the general rule of the moral universe that those men prosper who do their work with all their hearts, while those are almost certain to fail who go to their labour leaving half their hearts behind them. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#72. If it was bliss to be alive, to hunt was rapture. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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#73. Lincoln bore down or anything he handled, mastering both the details and the principles. - Author: Richard Brookhiser
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#74. How much does a man's effort depend upon the age in which his work is cast? Pope Clement VII - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
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#75. The author says that theologian operates with windows open to the interest of the world, but also with a skylight that allows full awareness of prayer. - Author: Karl Barth
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#76. Nothing is more tragic than failure to discover one's true business in life, or to find that one has drifted or been forced by circumstance into an uncongenial calling. - Author: John Dewey
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#77. If we are unfaithful to true self, we will extract a price from others. We will make promises we cannot keep, build houses from flimsy stuff, conjure dreams that devolve into nightmares, and other people will suffer - if we are unfaithful to true self. - Author: Parker J. Palmer
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#78. The struggle is not with others, but within us, to do what we are called to do - Author: John Geddes
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#79. Dante subsumed everything, and so, in a sense, secularized nothing. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#80. I became an actor because it was my clumsy attempt to become myself. - Author: Martin Sheen
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#81. One good deed is more worth than a thousand brilliant theories. Let us not wait for large opportunities, or for a different kind of work, but do just the things we "find to do" day by day. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#82. The extraneous duties, in a sense, were the job. - Author: Tom Clancy
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#83. To make a real difference . . . [there would have to be] a reappropriation of the idea of vocation or calling, a return in a new way to the idea of work as a contribution to the good of all and not merely as a means to one's own advancement.3 - Author: Timothy Keller
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#84. He cross-examined his very wine when he had nothing else at hand. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#85. He was one of the fortunate few for whom there simply was no discernible line between work and play, between creation and recreation. - Author: George F. Will
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#86. He saw the pleasure you took from your job every day of his life, and THAT was what he wanted. - Author: David Halberstam
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#87. He was like a man thinking on an abstract subject all the time. - Author: H.W. Brands
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#88. The horizons of man are incomparably narrower than that of the land on which he toils. Editor of the Nebraska journal - Author: H.W. Brands
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#89. One of the great wonders of Christianity is that you were born into your times, to set your times aright. - Author: John Eldredge
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#90. What if followers of Christ stopped looking for work in places where the MOST number of Christians Christians lived and started looking for work places where the LEAST Christians lived? - Author: David Platt
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#91. The tailor put on the girdle, and resolved to go forth into the world, because he thought his workshop was too small for his valor. - Author: Jacob Grimm
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#92. Passion does not translate easily into good income. - Author: Philip Zaleski
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#93. Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man. And one principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#94. Teddy Roosevelt "had relished "every hour" of every day as president. Indeed, (he was) fearing the "dull thud" he would experience upon returning to private life. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#95. A husband's work as provider will be so difficult that it can only be fulfilled in the power of the Spirit and a transformed life. - Author: John F. MacArthur Jr.
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#96. I always like to be in the presence of people who are good at and love their jobs, Irrespective of their jobs. - Author: Geoff Dyer
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