quote by Joan of Arc

I was admonished ot adopt feminine clothes; I refused, and still refuse. As for other avocations of women, there are plenty of other women to perform them.

— Joan of Arc

Most Powerful Avocation quotations

Don't like to do anything half-heartedly, even if it is a wicked and self-destructive avocation like smoking cigars

The young doctor should look about early for an avocation, a pastime, that will take him away from patients, pills, and potions.

In a sense, knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows, for details are swallowed up in principles. The details for knowledge which are important, will be picked up ad hoc in each avocation of life, but the habit of the active utilization of well-understood principles is the final possession of WISDOM.

To say that a schlemiel is a luckless person is to touch only the negative side.

It is the schlemiel's avocation and profession to miss out on things, to muff opportunities, to be persistently, organically, preposterously and ingeniously out of place. A hungry schlemiel dreams of a plate of hot soup, and hasn't a spoon.

The average schoolmaster is and always must be essentially an ass, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation.

What more delightful avocation than to take a piece of land and by cautious experimentation to prove how it works. What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one's own land?

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.

All good and true book-lovers practice the pleasing and improving avocation of reading in bed ... No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.

The truth is that the average schoolmaster, on all the lower levels, is and always must be essentially and next door to an idiot, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation?

The truth is I would do my job for free! I love it every day.

If you can possibly choose a vocation that's an avocation, a job that's really a hobby, then you'll be way ahead of the game.

There is a great deal of strength in Garfield's life and struggles as a self-made man.... From poverty and obscurity, by labor at all avocations, he became a great scholar, a statesman, a major general, a Senator, a Presidential candidate.... The truth is, no man ever started so low that accomplished so much in all our history. Not Franklin or Lincoln even.

The truth is I would do my job for free! I love it every day.

If you can possibly choose a vocation that's an avocation, a job that's really a hobby, then you'll be way ahead of the game. You should not pick an occupation because your think your parents want you to do it, or because you think it's the noble thing to do. You should only pick a job because it turns you on.

The trick is to start early in our careers the stress-relieving avocation that we will need later as a mind-exercising final vocation. We can quit a job, but we quit fresh involvement at our mental peril.

The villagers want bread-not butter-and disciplined work, some work that will supplement their agricultural avocations which do not go on for all the 12 months.

My life is pretty well at peace, and the profession is more of an avocation.

It's a calling, if you like, rather than a job. I do what I feel impelled to do, as an artist would.

Great men show politeness in a particular way;

a smile suffices to assure you that you are welcome, and keep about their avocations as if you were a member of the family.

In the long run it makes little difference how cleverly others are deceived;

if we are not doing what we are best equipped to do, or doing well what we have undertaken as our personal contribution to the world's work, at least by way of an earnestly followed avocation, there will be a core of unhappiness in our lives which will be more and more difficult to ignore as the years pass.

Barring love and war, few enterprises are undertaken with such abandon, or by such diverse individuals, or with so paradoxical a mixture of appetite and altruism, as that group of avocations known as outdoor recreation. It is, by common consent, a good thing for people to get back to nature. But wherein lies the goodness, and what can be done to encourage its pursuit?

Giving parties is a trivial avocation, but it pays the dues for my union card in humanity.

For me photography has been a profession, an avocation. Now it has become a way of life.

For there is no business of life, no avocation whatever, which will not permit a man, who has an inclination, to give a little time every day to the studies of his youth.

If you really want to engage in policy activity, don't make that your vocation.

Make it your avocation. Get a job. Get a secure base of income. Otherwise, you're going to get corrupted and destroyed.

Chess never has been and never can be aught but a recreation.

It should not be indulged in to the detriment of other and more serious avocations - should not absorb or engross the thoughts of those who worship at its shrine, but should be kept in the background, and restrained within its proper province. As a mere game, a relaxation from the severe pursuits of life, it is deserving of high commendation.

There are more 'Don'ts' in golf than there are in any other avocation in life.

The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.

My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation, As my two eyes make one in sight.