there is only one way in this world to achieve true happiness, and that is to express yourself with all your skill and enthusiasm in a career that appeals to you more than any other. In such a career, you feel a sense of purpose, a sense of achievement. You feel you are making a contribution. It is not work.
An excerpt from How to Avoid Work, written by William J. Reilly in 1949.
Via Brainpickings, which has many more interesting quotes from the book.
I am curious how culturally specific is this sentiment. Reader thoughts on your own country/culture?