Beware of a misfit occupation. . . . Consider carefully your natural bent, whether for business or a profession.
Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
When occupations come to us we must accept them; when things come to us we must understand them from the ground up.
Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.
The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving.
Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy.
By rights, is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
Occupation is the scythe of time.
My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.
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