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I hold every man a debtor to his profession.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.

Author: Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

Profession: Russian Playwright, Short Story Writer

The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.

Author: Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965)

Profession: Austrian-born American Law Teacher, Judge

Through all the employments of life each neighbor abuses his brother; whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another.

Author: John Gay (1688-1732)

Profession: British Playwright, Poet

In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The bond between a man and his profession is similar to that which ties him to his country; it is just as complex, often ambivalent, and in general it is understood completely only when it is broken: by exile or emigration in the case of one's country, by retirement in the case of a trade or profession.

Author: Primo Levi (1919-1987)

Profession: Italian Chemist, Author

The difference between a professional person and a technician is that a technician knows everything about his job except its ultimate purpose and his place in the scheme of things.

Author: Richard W. Livingston


The trouble with specialists is that they tend to think in grooves.

Author: Elaine Morgan


Professional men, they have no cares; whatever happens, they get theirs.

Author: Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

Profession: American Humorous Poet

All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

All professions are conspiracies against the laity.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it.

Author: Frank Tyger


Pros are people who do jobs well even when they don't feel like it.

Author: Source Unknown


Professionalism: It's NOT the job you DO, It's HOW you DO the job.

Author: Source Unknown