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Letter "P" » professional
«Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.»
Author: Albert Pike
«A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.»
«A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it»
«An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.»
«Any communication or marketing professional needs cross-cultural research and communication skills to be able to succeed in the future.»
«A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.»
«God knows people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp following eunuchs of literature. They won't even whore. They're all virtuous and sterile. And how well meaning and high minded. But they're all camp followers.»
Author: Ernest Hemingway
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«Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away.»
«A professional politician is a professionally dishonourable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker.»
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
, The Professionals
«Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.»
Author: Thomas Jefferson
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