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Enjoy this collection of quotes on personal Callings.

“I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have not a goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in striving toward an important goal.”– Maxwell Maltz

“We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.”– Abraham Maslow

“We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.”– Sir Walter Scott

“I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.”– Benjamin Disraeli

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do. With such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.” – Virgil

“Somewhere someone is thinking of you. Someone is calling you an angel. This person is using celestial colors to paint your image. Someone is making you into a vision so beautiful that it can only live in the mind. Someone is thinking of the way your breath escapes your lips when you are touched. How your eyes close and your jaw tightens with concentration as you give pleasure a home. These thoughts are saving a life somewhere right now. In some airless apartment on a dark, urine stained, whore lined street, someone is calling out to you silently and you are answering without even being there. So crystalline. So pure. Such life saving power when you smile. You will never know how you have cauterized my wounds. So sad that we will never touch. How it hurts me to know that I will never be able to give you everything I have.” – Henry Rollins

“Most of us would like to end our lives feeling both that we had a good time and that we left the world a little better than we found it.”– Philip Slater

“The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared… to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.”– Shirley Hufstedler

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”– Harvey S. Firestone

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head. Often the best part of your work will have nothing to do with potions and powders, but with the exercise of an influence of the strong upon the weak, of the righteous upon the wicked, of the wise upon the foolish.” – William Osler

“Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola

“I don’t tell you this story today in order to encourage all of you in the class of ’04 to find careers in the music business, but rather to suggest what the next decade of your lives is likely to be about, and that is, trying to ensure that you don’t wake up at 32 or 35 or 40 tenured to a life that happened to you when you weren’t paying strict attention, either because the money was good, or it made your parents proud, or because you were unlucky enough to discover an aptitude for the very thing that bores you to tears, or for any of the other semi-valid reasons people marshal to justify allowing the true passion of their lives to leak away. If you’re lucky, you may have more than one chance to get things right, but second and third chances, like second and third marriages, can be dicey propositions, and they don’t come with guarantees…. The question then is this: How does a person keep from living the wrong life?” ― Richard Russo

“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you.” ― Annie Dillard

“My wish simply is to live my life as fully as I can. In both our work and our leisure, I think, we should be so employed. And in our time this means that we must save ourselves from the products that we are asked to buy in order, ultimately, to replace ourselves.” ― Wendell Berry

“If God gives you something you can do, why in God’s name wouldn’t you do it?” ― Stephen King

“Change makes you find your calling, your legacy, and God’s divine plan for your life. Don’t run from it.” – Iman

“Whatever your calling is as a service, follow it – that’s beautiful.” – Hill Harper

“Every calling is great when greatly pursued.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“…it sounds like life is calling you to do something BIG and you haven’t picked up the phone.”– Anonymous

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”– Henry David Thoreau

“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”– Henry David Thoreau

“Let us become the change we seek in this world.”– Mohandas Gandhi

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“Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

“If you’re alive, there’s a purpose for your life.” – Rick Warren

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Richard Bach

“Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.” – Bryant H McGill

“The purpose of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.” – The Bible (Proverbs 20:5)

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life … Therein he cannot be re­placed, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.” – Viktor Frankl

“It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.” – Hermann Hesse

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – Clement Stone

“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” – Napoleon Hill

“One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.” – John Stuart Mill

“Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.” – Disraeli, Benjamin

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Success demands singleness of purpose.” – Vince Lombardi

“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.” – Billy Sunday

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.” – George Eliot

“The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.” – Michel de Montaigne

“When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”  – Seneca

“If you don’t decide what your life is about, it defaults to what you spend your days doing.”  – Robert Brault

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

“Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” – Mitch Albom

“No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley

“This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.” – Oswald Spengler

“It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.” – Nelson Rockefeller

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” – Christopher Hitchens

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people are so full of doubts”: – Bertrand Russell

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” – Carl Jung

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