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Even a boring occupation can be interesting when your goal is to do it better. (Quote by - Robert Half)

The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment. (Quote by - Douglas Jerrold)

Cheerfulness is the daughter of employment; and I have known a man come home in high spirits from a funeral, merely because he has had the management of it. (Quote by - William Van Horne)

Thus Nero went up and down Greece and challenged the fiddlers at their trade. Aeropus, a Macedonian, made lanterns, Harcatius, the king of Parthia, was a mole-catcher; and Biantes, the Lydian, filed needles. (Quote by - Jeremy Taylor)

Want of occupation is the bane of both men and women, perhaps more especially of the latter. (Quote by - Horace Mann)

I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject. (Quote by - William Falconer)

Alas few socialists are either benevolent enough to work hard at these occupations out of benevolence or self-interested enough to work hard at them for money. (Quote by - John McCarthy)

All professions are conspiracies against the laity. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Occupation is the necessary basis of all enjoyment. (Quote by - Leigh Hunt)

Occupation is the armor of the soul. (Quote by - George Stillman Hillard)

In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

We protract the career of time by employment, we lengthen the duration of our lives by wise thoughts and useful actions. Life to him who wishes not to have lived in vain is thought and action. (Quote by - Johann Georg von Zimmermann)

The great happiness of life, I find, after all, to consist in the regular discharge of some mechanical duty. (Quote by - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller)

Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations. (Quote by - Frederick Sanger)

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness. He has a work, a life-purpose; he has found it, and will follow it! . . . Labor is life. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Let every man be occupied, and occupied in the highest employment of which his nature is capable, and die with the consciousness that he has done his best. (Quote by - Sydney Smith)

Occupation is the scythe of time. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation, for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings. (Quote by - Ellsworth Huntington)

It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant. (Quote by - Cicero)

A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian profession a good many modes of life, enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs, from which the first Christians had recoiled. (Quote by - Robert Rainy)

Can you find a man who loves the occupation that provides him with a livelihood? Professions are like marriages; we end by feeling only their inconveniences. (Quote by - Honore de Balzac)

You see men of the mast delicate frames engaged in active and professional pursuits who really have no time for illness. Let them become idle--let them take care of themselves, let them think of their health--and they die! The rust rots the steel which use preserves. (Quote by - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton)

I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns. (Quote by - Jules Massenet)

Occupation alone is happiness. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)


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