And as the business of war and all that relates and belongs to it cannot be conducted without exceeding great sweat, toil, and exertion, it follows that those who make it their profession
have undoubtedly more labour than those who in tranquil peace and quiet are engaged in praying to God to help the weak.
Why, surely a man of his holy profession
would not deceive us
has its utility, but I should be sorry to see any friend of mine belonging to it.
No, he must have a profession
," answered the Vicar.
And yet that is not the characteristic of your profession
, Mr Barber," answered Jones.
Honeythunder, shaking his head again, 'I might think one of your profession
better employed in devoting himself to the discovery and punishment of guilt than in leaving that duty to be undertaken by a layman.
When I attended the King in order to deliver the presents, after I had excused the smallness of them, as being, though unworthy his acceptance, the largest that our profession
of poverty, and distance from our country, allowed us to make, he examined them one by one with a dissatisfied look, and told me that however he might be pleased with our good attentions, he thought our present such as could not be offered to a king without affronting him; and made me a sign with his hand to withdraw, and take back what I had brought.
Nevertheless, he accompanied his infamies with so much ability of mind and body that, having devoted himself to the military profession
, he rose through its ranks to be Praetor of Syracuse.
So long as I struck in the name of the law and of justice my profession
allowed me to sleep quietly, sheltered as I was by justice and law; but since that terrible night when I became an instrument of private vengeance and when with personal hatred I raised the sword over one of God's creatures -- since that day "
, either navy or army, is its own justification.
I was enabled to discharge the onerous duties of this profession
, only by that rigid adherence to system which formed the leading feature of my mind.
To praise a man's self, cannot be decent, except it be in rare cases; but to praise a man's office or profession
, he may do it with good grace, and with a kind of magnanimity.
He said he had chosen his profession
, and the more he thought of it, the more he felt that his destiny was clear; the art of healing was the art of all others for him.
When the citizens at large govern for the public good, it is called a state; which is also a common name for all other governments, and these distinctions are consonant to reason; for it will not be difficult to find one person, or a very few, of very distinguished abilities, but almost impossible to meet with the majority [1279b] of a people eminent for every virtue; but if there is one common to a whole nation it is valour; for this is created and supported by numbers: for which reason in such a state the profession
of arms will always have the greatest share in the government.
So far as human things can be predicted, it was certain that he would rise to the greatest heights of his profession