|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.|
BaconMaxims of the Law. Preface.
|Quam quisque novit artem, in hac se exerceat.|
Let a man practise the profession which he best knows.
CiceroTusculanarum Disputationum. I. 18.
| The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.|
Douglas JerroldJerrolds Wit. Ugly Trades.
|And sure the Eternal Master found|
The single talent well employd.
Samuel JohnsonOn the Death of Robert Levet. St. 7.
| The hand of little employment hath the daintier sense.|
Hamlet. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 77.
| Thus Nero went up and down Greece and challenged the fiddlers at their trade. Æropus, a Macedonian king, made lanterns; Harcatius, the king of Parthia, was a mole-catcher; and Biantes, the Lydian, filed needles.|
Jeremy TaylorHoly Living. Ch. I. Sec. I. Rides far Employing Our Time.