Professionalism: It's NOT the job you DO, It's HOW you DO the job.
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.
François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.
To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) British novelist and essayist.
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.
Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.
All professions are conspiracies against the laity.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
Pros are people who do jobs well even when they don't feel like it.
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet.
There is something tragic about the enormous number of young men there are in England at the present moment who start life with perfect profiles, and end by adopting some useful profession.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.
I hold every man a debtor to his profession.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian author.