Diligence Quotes

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness its opposite never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Diligence is a priceless treasure; prudence a protective charm.

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Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Abigail Adams

In executing the duties of my present important station, I can promise nothing but purity of intentions, and, in carrying these into effect, fidelity and diligence.

George Washington

Diligence is a good thing, but taking things easy is much more - restful.

Mark Twain

The father of every good work is discontent, and its mother is diligence.

Lajos Kassak

A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.

Proverb, Chinese

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Miguel de Cervantes

Nothing is so difficult that diligence cannot master it.

Malagasy Proverb

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Miguel de Cervantes

Meditation is a busy search in the storehouse of phantasy for some ideas of matters, to be cast in the moulds of resolution into some forms of words or actions; in which search, when I have used my greatest diligence, I find this is the best conclusion, that to meditate on the best is the best of meditations; and a resolution to make a good end is a good end of my resolutions.

Arthur Warwick

These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off.

Giorgio Vasari

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.

Abraham Lincoln

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

Menander

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill ... Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.

Charles Kingsley

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes

Miguel De Cervantes

The more opportunities there are in a Society for some persons to live upon the toil of others, and the less those others may enjoy the fruits of their work themselves, the more is diligence killed, the former become insolent, the latter despairing, and both negligent.

Anders Chydenius

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.

Bill Hybels

In executing the duties of my present important station, I can promise nothing but purity of intentions, and, in carrying these into effect, fidelity and diligence

George Washington

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius

Genius is nothing but labor and diligence.

William Hogarth 1697
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