Quotes About Professionalism

Quotes tagged as "professionalism" (showing 1-30 of 69)
Tina Fey
“Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. In what other profession would you brag about not knowing stuff? “I’m not one of those fancy Harvard heart surgeons. I’m just an unlicensed plumber with a dream and I’d like to cut your chest open.” The crowd cheers.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Agatha Christie
“There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.”
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

David Halberstam
“[On writing:] "There's a great quote by Julius Irving that went, 'Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them.'"

(One On 1, interview with Budd Mishkin; NY1, March 25, 2007.)”
David Halberstam, Everything They Had: Sports Writing

Steven Pressfield
“The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Alain de Botton
“He was a volatile mixture of confidence and vulnerability. He could deliver extended monologues on professional matters, then promptly stop in his tracks to peer inquisitively into his guest's eyes for signs of boredom or mockery, being intelligent enough to be unable fully to believe in his own claims to significance. He might, in a past life, have been a particularly canny and sharp-tongued royal advisor.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

“If you're good at something, never let your friends know, because for their purpose,they will make you do it for free ”

Kay Redfield Jamison
“I was bitterly resentful, but somehow greatly relieved. And I respected him enormously for his clarity of thought, his obvious caring, and his unwillingness to equivocate in delivering bad news.”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Kazuo Ishiguro
“What is more, sir," his lordship went on, "I believe I have a good idea of what you mean by 'professionalism.' It appears to mean getting one's way by cheating and manipulating. It appears to mean serving the dictates of greed and advantage rather than those of goodness and the desire to see justice prevail in the world. If that is the 'professionalism' you refer to, sir, I don't care much for it and have no wish to acquire it.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“Leadership is never an avenue to be self-serving but,a platform to render great service to people.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“Without passion, a job is just what it is: a job”
Constance Chuks Friday

C.S. Lewis
“Christianity does NOT replace the technical. When he tells you to feed the hungry and doesn't give you lessons in cookery. If you want to learn THAT, you must go to a cook rather than a Christian.”
C.S. Lewis

“Nothing could be more important than that the work of a soldier is well done. No tools will make a man a skilled workmen, or master of defense, or be of any use to him who has not learned how to handle them and has never bestowed any attention on them.”

“If you learn how to master yourself, you stand a good chance of learning how to master your job.”
Auliq Ice

“When passion blends with profession it turns into a masterpiece...”
Ramana Pemmaraju

“What makes you great is not what you do but, how you do what you do”
Constance Chuks Friday

Ryan Lilly
“A professional headshot in front of a bookshelf says you're an intellectual. A professional headshot peeking though a bookshelf says you're probably under a restraining order.”
Ryan Lilly

“We're not going to get carried away. Well, we are going to for the next couple of days!”
Paul Collingwood

Joseph J. Ellis
“One-year enlistment had proven problematic since the troops were scheduled to rotate out of the army just when they had begun to internalize the discipline of military service and became reliable soldiers.”
Joseph J. Ellis, Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Jonathan Stroud
“I wasn't pretty, but as my mother once said, prettiness wasn't my profession.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Screaming Staircase

Gideon Haigh
“[I]f Modi is toast, it will in one sense be a tremendous pity. In his way, he represents a third generation in cricket's governance. For a hundred years and more, cricket was run by administrators, who essentially maintained the game without going out of their way to develop it. More recently it has been run by managers, with just an ounce or two of strategic thought. Modi was neither; he was instead a genuine entrepreneur. He has as much feeling for cricket as Madonna has for madrigals, but perhaps, because he came from outside cricket's traditional bureaucratic circles, he brought a vision and a common touch unexampled since Kerry Packer.”
Gideon Haigh

“Ordinary professionals focus on giving worthless advises; extra-ordinary professionals focus on giving results.”
Ashish Patel

Charisse Montgomery
“The scariest, ugliest stories about in-home nursing usually are the result of nurses demonstrating a lack of professionalism, bad morals or a disregard for the child for whom they are providing care.”
Charisse Montgomery, Home Care CEO: A Parent's Guide to Managing In-home Pediatric Nursing

“We can work together but we can't just work with each other.”
Auliq Ice

Thomas Hughes
“Those were times when brave men who knew and loved their profession couldn't be overlooked.”
Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

Tom Clancy
“The media "could not be policed from without and had to be policed from within.”
Tom Clancy, Executive Orders

“Skills or professionalism is another factor of growth”
Sunday Adelaja

“My brothers and sisters prayers and faith in God does not negate professionalism and dignity of labour.”
Sunday Adelaja

“There are three qualities that make someone a true professional. These are the ability to work unsupervised, the ability to certify the completion of a job or task and, finally, the ability to behave with integrity at all times.”
Subroto Bagchi

“To march over dead man, to hear without concern the groans of the wounded, I say few men can stand such scenes unless steeled by habit or fortified by military pride.”
Nathanael Greene

“A leader only follows a better leader than himself.”
MD. Muhtashimur Rahman

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