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Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth... But amusing? Never.

Robert Half Quotes

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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.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: Jerrold's Wit--Ugly Trades

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And sure the Eternal Master found The single talent well employ'd.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Verses on the On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet (st. 7)

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The hand of little employment hath the daintier sense.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at V, i)

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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.

Jeremy Taylor Quotes , Source: Holy Living (ch. I, sec. I, Rules for Employing Our Time)

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Let a man practise the profession he best knows. [Lat., Quam quisque novit artem, in hac se exerceat.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 18)

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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.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Maxims of the Law (preface)

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It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (I, 18)

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My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.

Theodore John Kaczynski Quotes , Source: when asked in court what his current profession was

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All professions are conspiracies against the laity.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes , Source: The Doctor's Dilemma

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