A Quote by Paulo Freire on human, life, vocation, and destiny

What if we discover that our present way of life is irreconcilable with our vocation to become fully human?

Paulo Freire (1921 - 1997)

Contributed by: LeAnn

A Quote by Thomas Merton on life and vocation

A man knows when he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and begins to live.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: Thoughts in Solitude (Shambhala Pocket Classics), Pages: 84

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A Quote by Aristotle on talent, need, vocation, aristotle, and world

Where talents and the needs of the world cross, therein lies your vocation.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: Shelly

A Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller on purpose, life, passion, calling, and vocation

The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

Contributed by: Praveer

A Quote by Pedro Arrupe, S.J on love, inspiration, and vocation

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will effect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything"

Pedro Arrupe

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A Quote by Marsha Sinetar on acceptance, patience, vocation, career, and inner-man

Self-acceptance does not come about in practice overnight. Neither does learning how to be patient with ourselves. But if we have any hope of finding a dream vocation or career, we must be on good terms with our hearts, so that we can discover what it is that our inner-man of the heart (to use St. Peter's term) wants to do. For this, patience and self-acceptance are required.

Marsha Sinetar

Source: Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow : Discovering Your Right Livelihood, Pages: 50

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by David Bornstein on social entrepreneurs, social enterprise, citizen sector, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and vocation

Social entrepreneurs have existed throughout history. St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, would qualify as a social entrepreneur -- having built multiple organizations that advanced pattern changes in his "field." Similarly, Florence Nightingale created the first professional school for nurses and established standards for hygiene and hospital care that have shaped norms worldwide. What is different today is that social entrepreneurship is developing into a mainstream vocation, not only in the United States, Canada, and Europe, but increasingly in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In fact, the rise of social entrepreneurship represents the leading edge of a remarkable development that has occurred across the world over the past three decades: the emergence of millions of new citizen organizations.

David Bornstein

Source: How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas , Pages: 3

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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