Quotation Explorer - 'Calling'

Be focused and learn what it takes to excel in your calling. Be patient and persistent in your drive to succeed. Be ready to pay the price of success because wealth without sweat is wishful thinking. Never give up on your dreams so you don’t lose what can actually bring you true success. - Sesan Kareem
Were you always such a stubborn, blind, obtuse girl?Are you calling me stupid?Yes, but in a more poetic way!Well, here’s a poem for you. Get lost! - Colleen Houck
The Bible is the voice of God, calling out to everyone. - Sunday Adelaja
Keep playing games. Make time to play games with your friends and family, because it's surprisingly heartbreaking to wipe a thin layer of dust off a game you love, before you put it back on the shelf because the real world is calling you. - Wil Wheaton
Lord may your grace and power be mighty upon us to fulfill our highest calling. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Thousands of years ago--in times we are fond of calling "primitive" (since this renders us "modern" without having to exert ourselves further to earn this qualification)... - Thomas Szasz
The problem is not that people make any bond of affection, they like with people they like; the problem is calling that bond of affection "love. - Daya Kudari
I used to think that your calling was about doing something good in this world. Now I understand it’s about becoming someone good—and letting that goodness impact the world around you. - Jeff Goins, The Art Of Work
How are poets able to unzip what they see around them, calling forth a truer essence from behind a common fact? Why, reading a verse about a pear, do you see past the fruit in so transcendent a way? - Elizabeth Berg
You build a thing of beauty, and then the peasants storm the castle, hooting and chanting and calling you a heretic. - Vic S. Sussman
The Lord is calling us to turn from evil. And return to Him in repentance. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Your calling connects with your passion. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We call ourselves poor, that's why we're poor. When we will start calling ourselves rich then we will become rich, even it won't look like that. Self trust is freedom. - Arefin Bashar Arif
They support freedom for themselves and slavery for everyone else, and they use the freedom of the market to disguise this fact. Economic coercion is just a different form of force, which they couple with the fraud of calling it freedom. I was like them, but I will never be like them again. - Robert Peate
Wherever it is you make your home, there is always this other place, this other person, calling to you. Come to me. Come back. - Joyce Maynard
Be who you are called and created to "Be" ...and that is "Different" because nothing that is "Worthwhile" and "Priceless" is not the same.... that is what makes you "Unique".... because if we were ALL the same there would not be anything worth calling creative.... - Chrissy Bee
Grace equals ability. God gives us grace to match our call. When we do our own thing, we do it on our own. When we follow His leading, He always supplies the grace and the energy to do what He's calling us to do. - Joyce Meyer
I want you to hold the rising sun,I’m hearing the stars calling me ; - Queen_001
There is no nobler profession, nor no greater calling, than to be among those unheralded many who gave and give their lives to the preservation of human knowledge, passed with commitment and care from one generation to the next. - Laurence Overmire
When you are clear on your calling, you command the universe to bid to your voice - Bernard Kelvin Clive
I've got to tell you that my vocation, my true calling, is serving others. Medicine is my avocation; it's part of how I answer my calling, but it's not all of it. I minister to bodies, but I also minister to hearts and souls. - Doc, Finding Normal
We have a natural and supernatural identity. Our spirituality should be relevant to daily life; our calling is to influence the world through right living, the Truth and the power of God. - E.N. Supen, The Victorious Kingdom Quotes
I’m now requesting you refrain from calling me this early in the morning, before I’ve had a chance to steel my defenses against hearing you utter the word ‘lizard.’-- spoken by Dr. Jeri Asheer... to Chris Dixon. - Richard Finney
The calling of an author is more than just to entertain, but also to share ones experiences with the world. - M.J. Stoddard
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. - Hippocrates
Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult. - Samuel Johnson
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. - Harvey S. Firestone
Kindness is a calling. Caring about people is powerful. Love changes lives. - Rachel Hamilton
I'm restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again. - Anaïs Nin
Love is you. Love is calling you. Life is awaiting you. Go forth and live fully. Be whomever you are. Define you. - Sereda Aleta Dailey
You were born into the world to fulfill a specific purpose in life. May you recognised your unique calling. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Latter-day scepticism is fond of calling itself progressive; but scepticism is really reactionary. Scepticism goes back; it attempts to unsettle what has already been settled. Instead of trying to break up new fields with its plough, it simply tries to break up the plough. - G.K. Chesterton
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive. - Oprah Winfrey
Calling it as you see it, should include yourself as well. - Tony Curl
We must stop calling the looting of our national wealth, a share in the national cake. - Sunday Adelaja
If someone called me fat, that affects me way more than someone calling me a f----t. I think just because I've accepted that, if someone calls me a f----t, it's like, I am gay and I'm proud to be gay so there's no issues there. If something calls you fat, that's something I want to change. - Sam Smith
If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. - Christopher Morley
Mistress Creation keeps calling my name... i long for her, and she, for me... we will be reunited soon. In the interim, i bide my time dreaming of her, writing about her and stretching her across the vast landscape of my imagination. "Soon", i whisper to her, "Soon - Jaeda DeWalt
The best thing a girl can be is a good wife and mother. It is a girl's highest calling. I hope I am ready. - Nancy E. Turner
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity. My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all. Please, don't be angry, happiness, that I take you as my due.May my dead be patient with the way my memories fade. My apologies to time for all the world I overlook each second. - Wisława Szymborska
Rational conduct on the basis of the idea of calling, was born... from the spirit of Christian asceticism. - Max Weber
We come into this world crying and calling, wailing and singing; and for the first months of our life all our needs and instincts, our dissatisfactions and discoveries are immediately vocalized without apology and without censor. - Paul Newham
It is said some lives are linked across time. Connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages. Destiny. - Prince of Persia 1
Calling for an end to hate shouldn't be treated as a punishable offense. - DaShanne Stokes
As a Priest got a calling to preach, you also got a calling to do whatever you do, so do it with passion and only God can stop your calling. - Unarine Ramaru
What you love is a clue to your calling and talent.As you assume the responsibilities of the present, take time to enjoy the privileges available to you now. Today's action will speak better of tomorrow and more. - Prince Akwarandu
Surrender is a choice, it is never a calling. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When you are clear on your calling, you command the universe to submit to your voice - Bernard Kelvin Clive
What I say is, if a witch can't look after herself, she's got no business calling herself a witch. - Terry Pratchett
Nothing is quite as beautiful as seeing someone do exactly what they were designed to do, to watch someone who has found that thing, that passion, that singular calling and expresses it with conviction. - Lori Stanley Roeleveld
Somewhere there is a drummer calling to you too, and playing your special beat. - Pooja Ruprell
A gun is to your head and you have one phone call. If they answer, You die. If they don't, you're free. Who are you calling ? - -uchenna Durugo
When there is shortage of anointing, you will begin to doubt your calling - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
I am your stone of necessity calling up spirits from rain puddles—your Magus of words - John Geddes
We could all use the power of prayer now and then, but it seems to me that the people who are sure they have a direct line to heaven are most often calling collect with bad news. - Mark Abramson
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. - Oprah Winfrey
If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea. - David Belasco
The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. - James Baldwin
When you have to make a choice, think of the impact your decision may make on your calling - Sunday Adelaja
If you go deeper into the details of your calling, finding out new things about it, seeking wisdom and understanding from God on it, this in itself will cause you to be successful. He that tills his land will be satisfied with bread. - Pastor Adelaja Sunday
Nothing is as important as your calling and purpose in life. - Sunday Adelaja
It is not your beauty, success or money that should define you; neither should your church calling, your charitable contributions or talents. Humility is the cornerstone of character, by which God judges our truth worth, and wisdom is the door he opens when we use it. - Shannon L. Alder
The hardest calling in our lives is to be truly ourselves. - J.R. Rim
The voice sank through luce's skin and straight into her heart. Daniel's voice. He was calling to her. He wanted her. Needed her. Luce moved towards the sound - Lauren Kate
People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me. - Octavia E. Butler
The United States has never done away with slavery; we just stopped calling it such. These days, we call it free-market capitalism. - Michel Templet
Writing is not a choice for me, it is a calling. - Brenda B. Taylor
I don't mean to pry, but saving people is my calling. Yours vigilantly, The Masked Avenger - Craig Silvey
Every industrious man, in every lawful calling, is a useful man. And one principal reason why men are so often useless is that they neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The problem with at-home IQ tests is that too many people wouldn't understand the results. Calling customer service is a bad sign. - Iimani David
Those with calling also find wealth, so jump and start swimming towards your true self. - Ryan Lilly
When your purpose and passion are in alignment, your work becomes your calling, your life becomes your dream, and your mindset becomes 20/20 in clarity. - Farshad Asl
Calling a book "Young Adult" is just a fancy way of saying the book is censored. - Oliver Markus
Calling upon the angels when we are in need, helps the angels fulfill their heavenly mission. We are truly co-creators with them. - Eileen Anglin
Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle. - Zhuangzi
Life is a great novel, discovering your calling is the far better sequel - Carl Henegan
If "doctor" means "master teacher," then I think teaching in K-12 for 10 years deserves said title. Our practicum is potent and our expertise is in the service of children. In fact, I might start calling myself Dr. Vilson on principle. Fight me - Jose Luis Vilson
Part of understanding the creative urge is understanding that it's primal. Wanting to change the world is not a noble calling, it's a primal calling. - Hugh Macleod
I said, but I have to go, there are so many places calling my name. - Nikki Rowe
If you're calling for peace, I am not home. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Seeking Intimacy with God and desiring Fellowship with Him, will make our calling in Christ sure. - Santosh Thankachan
God has given every man incomparably great power to reach the highest calling in life. - Lailah GiftyAkita
One of the greatest disconnects for this generation is how life and work fit together. There is a need to talk about purpose in life, vocation, and calling. We need to provide a stronger theology of work to help them make integrated connections to their daily lives. - David Kinnaman
[Home educator] sometimes teaching and parenting is tough stuff. That is the reality of the calling. I hope ... [do] not quit or give up hope but keep moving forward on the path where God guides you. - Tamara L. Chilver
A true mother is known for her compassion, love and passion; she is everly dedicated to her calling. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Calling upon angels when we are in need, helps the angels fulfill their heavenly mission. We are truly co-creators with them. - Eileen Anglin
From deep within, our spirits are calling for a new and greater global wholeness, global healing, and global opportunity -- the voice is ours, the time is now, and the resources are what we have. - Laura Teresa Marquez
The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir
Writing isn't a choice. It's a calling. So answer the damn phone already! - T.N. Suarez
I had to start new, my ego told me that if past ever wanted me, I won't be calling it by that name. - Garima Mittal
I remember calling the council's cemetery department to ask about body decomposition in different soil types. Once they had verified that I was a novelist and not a sicko, they were extremely helpful. - Sara Sheridan
My passionate adventure is to fulfill my calling; revered, preacher woman. - Lailah Gifty Akita
At its best, this is my calling. At its worst, it is a mad compulsion that I just can’t shake. - Zoe Klein
I'd started calling my parents but only when I knew they wouldn't be home. - Angus McLinn, "Baby Teeth" Songs of my Selfie
My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a- bitch.
Like President Reagan, President Bush has not shied from calling evil by its name or declaring his intention to defeat its latest incarnation, terrorism, just as free men and women of all political persuasions, here and abroad, defeated fascism and communism before.
This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. - Alan W. Watts
In reality, is being sedentary a choice to run from our calling by not running after it? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are. - Madeleine L'Engle
You start to live when you commit your life to cause higher than yourself. You must learn to depend on divine power for the fulfillment of a higher calling. - Lailah GiftyAkita
What in your life is calling you,When all the noise is silenced,The meetings adjourned...The lists laid aside,And the Wild Iris bloomsBy itselfIn the dark forest...What still pulls on your soul?—RUMI - Robin Gregory
Cynicism is the calling card of unhappy people. - Iimani David
No matter the circumstances, I encourage you to go forward with faith and prayer, calling on the Lord. You may not receive any direct revelation. But you will discover, as the years pass, that there has been a subtle guiding of your footsteps in paths of progress and great purpose. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Anticipating death and calling it gain, Christians are evangelists of the grotesque. The very hope of the Gospel rests directly upon our ability to imagine a world in which suffering serves as the soil from which resurrection springs. - Ben Palpant
I'm tired of people calling me a devil worshipper. It's kind of pointless you know. Because if the Devil did exist, he'd be worshipping me, because I'm more successful than he is. - Marilyn Manson
Life is not as easy as just picking a wild flower and calling it a rose,it is more tasking in the event that the very simple things on earth may overcome our finger's manipulative capacity and dexterity, that it cost us a lot - Toroitich William
The sacrifice ‘of’ self for the greater good is the greatest calling imaginable, and it is the bedrock of the greatest nations. The sacrifice ‘for’ self is the most pathetic calling imaginable, and it is the quicksand within which nations perish. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling... She has been placed here to help to enrich, to protect, and to guard the home--which is society's basic and most noble institution. - Spencer W. Kimball
We should just stop calling these things presentations altogether. Everyone gets hung up on that word. Wouldn’t it be easier to just call them conversations? That’s really what they are. - Dale Ludwig
When you’re called to Revival & Awakening you walk closer to God and most people won't understand your calling so save your breathe you don’t have to explain yourself - Joe Joe Dawson
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment. - Thomas Jefferson
Having been an English literary graduate, I've been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity. I think media are at their most interesting before anybody's thought of calling them art, when people still think they're just a load of junk. - Douglas Adams
The problem is not that people make any bond of affection they like with people they like; the problem is calling that bond of affection "love. - Daya Kudari
I will forsake everything to fulfill the Fathers calling. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart. - Walter Scott
Our society encourages women to place a very high value on maternity as an essential part of female identity, both a high moral calling and the deepest source of satisfaction on earth. It's not easy to redefine motherhood as handing your baby over to a stranger. - Katha Pollitt
It seemed weird calling a teenager 'sir' but I'd learned to be careful with immortals. They tended to get offended easily. Then, they blew stuff up. - Rick Riordan
We are never short on opportunities to answer the call to assist the widows, support the homeless, stand up for justice and to preach Christ crucified and resurrected. That is the true calling of every believer. - Andrena Sawyer
An artist is a provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one. It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one. That is the realm of the artist. - Federico Fellini
I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyeilding calling and my passion. - Elizabeth Reyes
Having sex with her had been a catalyst, new flesh for the virus to feed on. No matter how hard he tried to block her out, she was always there at the back of his mind. Calling him. Begging him to go to her. - Jacqueline Francis - The Journal
When destiny is calling even the deaf can hear him. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Not sorry, not calling, not cryingAll will pass like smoke of white apple treesSeized by the gold of autumn,I will no longer be young. - Sergei Yesenin
The purpose of salt is to change the nature of what it invades without calling attention to itself. Attracting attention to yourself in the Kingdom of God is like seducing the bride because you are the best man of the groom. - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.Ephesians 4:4-6 (King James Version) - Anonymous
To me, literature is a calling, even a kind of salvation. It connects me with an enterprise that is over 2,000 years old. What do we have from the past? Art and thought. That’s what lasts. That’s what continues to feed people and give them an idea of something better. - Susan Sontag
We all have a purpose, or calling. If it's greed, hence, lies the wrong path. - David Fredette
I pray for grace, strength and wisdom to faithfully fulfill my calling in due time. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The way the early Protestants taught on the other hand is that everybody is a full time minister in their various places of work. They went to the extent of saying, your job, profession, occupation is your calling - Sunday Adelaja
Some think intuition is a gift, but it can be a curse as well--a voice calling to us from places that are better left unexplored...an echo of memories that will never die, no matter how hard we try to kill them. - Emily Thorne
It is difficult to call myself a writer, even when I stand at a podium to receive a prize, I feel uncomfortable calling myself a writer—I am merely a word criminal. - Murong Xuecun
Stupid cupid keeps on calling me, but I see nothing in his eyes. I miss my babe - George Michael
I sometimes ask these questions to myself: Are you chasing a dream just to prove that you can catch it? Will it really bring you happiness and fulfillment? Is it really your dream or just an illusion that you want to play on people's eyes? Isn't it time to forget it and embrace your real calling? - Jorge P. Guerrero
All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena. - Nikola Tesla
Her whole existence was calling his name and she had no clue where SHE actually was... He continued his path on achieving his goals because he knew that was the source of her scream... Secretly or not she was the biggest of them all - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
My passionate adventure is to fulfill my calling; reverend, preacher woman. - Lailah Gifty Akita
My highest calling is to love endlessly. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Hurry, your imaginary heaven is calling you up, my dear holier-than-thou religious nuts. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Only dedication to God’s calling can make you say a firm no to everything that is in the way of its fulfillment. - Sunday Adelaja
The majority of the common people do not realize that calling 911 may result in a stressed out armed police officer that has a range of medical issues and is taking potent prescription drugs being sent to out to them. - Steven Magee
The website increases my excitement when I read, Hark, the pies are calling! My excitement is short-lived, however. I read the page again and realize that it is pipes that are calling, not pies as I had hoped. I am disappointed. I personally react better to the call of pies. - Aefa Mulholland
When your destiny is calling, answer The call. - Jeanette Coron
To pray is to communicate with the essence. Praying is calling home. - JR Rim
Each and every one of us has his or her calling. Your calling may spring out of your gifts, potentials, talents, passions or hobby. Every man has his or her own niche, where he can function optimally and this is where his true success lies. - Sesan Kareem
Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you. - Oprah Winfrey
Those of you who are convinced that you missed your calling, open all doors keep the entrance way clear. This way you will not miss that next call. - Victoria Addino
What is my business in this? Oh yea, it is my business. It is not just my business, it is my calling. - Sunday Adelaja
Just continue to "walk in the light" you have been given, and leave the future in God's hands. If He is calling you to do a job, He will make it possible for you to care for your family and overcome any other barriers to that responsibility. - James C. Dobson
Everyone has a calling. Thus, everyone has the chance to do something remarkable that will make him great in the eyes of others. - Jawe Campos
Writing is a calling, not a choice. - Isabel Allende
Everyone has a calling. Thus, everyone has the chance to do something remarkable that will make hime great in the eyes of others. - Jawe Querimit
When the stakes are this high- when calling God by the right name can make the difference between eternal happiness and eternal suffering, it is impossible to respect the beliefs of others who don't believe as you do. - Sam Harris
My own brother calling me a brickhead. Sneering faeries insulting me. Women punching me in the face. How much more am I to swallow in one bloody day? - Nora Roberts
Irony: Taking a 170-year-old envy-based "philosophy," which has led to the murder of several hundred million human beings and the oppression of billions more, and calling it "progressive". - Larken Rose
Peter's destiny lay along a different path from John's. And your calling is unlike anyone else's. But the call remains the same: "Follow Me! - Charles R. Swindoll
Look out how you use proud words.When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back.They wear long boots, hard boots; they walk off proud; they can’t hear you calling -Look out how you use proud words. - Carl Sandburg
Everyone has their own calling, but not everyone is looking for the phone, or either they missed the call, or just not answered it. - Anthony Liccione
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