Vocation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old vocation quotes, vocation sayings, and vocation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Whatever vocation you decide on, track down the best people in the world at doing it and surround yourself with them.     

Scott Weiss

To forgive is the vocation of all Christians.     

Matthew C. Harrison

It is the vocation of the Christian in every generation to out-think all opposition.     

Elton Trueblood

Find a vocation and passionately commit your life to it.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Every disability conceals a vocation, if only we can find it, which will 'turn the necessity to glorious gain.     

C.S. Lewis

Motherhood is the most challenging as well as the utmost satisfying vocation in this world.     

Nita Ambani

Every man has two vocations: his own and philosophy.     

Edward Abbey

Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.     

Aristotle

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.     

Mark Twain

Every man has a vocation to be someone: but he must understand clearly that in order to fulfill this vocation he can only be one person: himself.     

Thomas Merton

A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth     

George D. Prentice

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.     

Mother Teresa

Vocation is different from talent. One can have vocation and not have talent; one can be called and not know how to go.     

Benjamin Moser

The pursuit of excellence is the proper vocation of man.     

Cassius Jackson Keyser

Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only in prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.     

Pope Francis

See your vocation as a God-given path to holiness.     

Dom Hubert Van Zeller

Research is not a systematic occupation but an intuitive artistic vocation.     

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

A vocation is the backbone of life.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The highest vocation of photography is to explain man to man.     

Susan Sontag

The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.     

Leo Tolstoy

Waiting is the great vocation of the dispossessed.     

Mary Gordon

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.     

Honoré de Balzac

When something is a vocation, you don't really make a decision about it.     

Cate Blanchett

Each of us has our own specific vocation, a sacred journey prepared by the Creator of the universe.     

Dillon Burroughs

Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.     

Logan Pearsall Smith

No vocation on this side of heaven is as privileged or rewarding as Christian ministry.     

Joel Beeke

Peacemaking is a full-time vocation that includes each member of God's people.     

Henri Nouwen

A vocation is born to us all; happily most of us meet promptly our twin, - occupation.     

Honoré de Balzac