Quotes and Sayings about Occupations



"Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time."
- Renata Adler
(Related: Time, People, Accident, Boredom, Cruelty, Sleep)

"Colonialism is known in its primitive form, that is to say, by the permanent settling of repressive foreign powers, with an army, services, policies. This phase has known cruel colonial occupations which have lasted 300 years in Indonesia."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Army, Occupations, Years)

"I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Time, Occupations, Suffering, Waste)

"Of course some days are easier than others, but my worst day is better than being in most humdrum occupations."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Being, Day, Occupations)

"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."
- William Falconer
(Related: Nature, Fear, Hope, Occupations, Practice, Simplicity)

"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."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Majority, Occupations, World)

"Nothing else is required than to act toward God, in the midst of your occupations, as you do, even when busy, toward those who love you and whom you love."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Act, Nothing, Occupations)

"Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them."
- George Lucas
(Related: Film, Occupation, Occupations)

"Europe has to address people's needs directly and reflect their priorities, not our own preoccupations."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: People, Europe, Needs, Priorities)

"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."
- Jules Massenet
(Related: Living, Occupations, Poor, Stars)

"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."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Money, Work, Benevolence, Occupations, Self)

"Stealing things is a glorious occupations, particularly in the art world."
- Malcolm Mclaren
(Related: Art, Occupations, World)

"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."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Actions, First, Occupations, Profession)

"Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Occupations, Research)

"Nowadays young people have great choice of occupations, hobbies, etc, so chess is experiencing difficulties because of the high competition. Now it's hard to make living in chess, so our profession does attract young people."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: People, Chess, Choice, Competition, Difficulties, Hobbies, Living, Now, Occupations, Profession)

"I would vote for the man who's lived life, who's done different occupations, who's been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I'd vote for experience, honest experience."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Experience, Life, Family, Living, Man, Occupations, Vote, World)

"In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Society, Forget, Occupations)

"It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world."
- George Whitefield
(Related: God, Life, Generations, Occupations, Remarkable, World)

"For more than 150 years free men in our countries have had the opportunities to educate themselves, choose their own religions, select their own occupations, accumulate capital and invent better ways of doing things."
- Charles E. Wilson
(Related: Men, Countries, Occupations, Years)

"Woman, no less than man, can qualify herself for the more onerous occupations of life."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Life, Man, Occupations, Woman)