Quotations on Diligence
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Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Chance, Diligence, Learning)
Having now reached a point where danger might be reasonably apprehended from strolling war parties of Indians, spies were kept in advance and strict diligence observed in the duty of sentinels.
- William Henry Ashley
(Keywords: War, Danger, Diligence, Duty, Now)
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
(Keywords: Mother, Goal, Diligence, Fortune, Idleness, Man, Wishes)
Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
- Martin Chemnitz
(Keywords: Love, Diligence, Fathers, Praise, Scripture)
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
(Keywords: Life, Work, Diligence, Expectations, First, Tools)
Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds, or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence, is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Diligence, Disease, Smoking)
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
- Charles Dickens
(Keywords: Time, Determination, Diligence, Habits, Order, Punctuality)
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Mother, Diligence, Fortune)
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
- John Donne
(Keywords: Diligence, Disease)
Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence.
- Albrecht Durer
(Keywords: Knowledge, Care, Diligence, Judgment, Nothing)
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Mother, Diligence, Luck)
Care and diligence bring luck.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Care, Diligence, Luck)
I used all diligence to arrive at London and therefore I now gave my crew a certificate under my hand, of my free and willing return, without persuasion or force by any one or more of them.
- Henry Hudson
(Keywords: Diligence, Force, London, Now, Persuasion)
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
(Keywords: Dignity, Diligence, Heaven, Labor, Reward)
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Hope, Diligence, First)
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
(Keywords: Determination, Perseverance, Strength, Despair, Diligence, Skill)
The constitution is the ultimate custodian of social will and its making should be accorded all due diligence.
- Mwai Kibaki
(Keywords: Constitution, Diligence, Will)
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
(Keywords: Work, Strength, Being, Cheerfulness, Content, Diligence, Self, Temperance, Will)
Attend with Diligence and strict Integrity to the Interest of your Correspondents and enter into no Engagements which you have not the almost certain Means of performing.
- George Mason
(Keywords: Diligence, Integrity, Interest)
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
(Keywords: Despair, Diligence, Labor)
I am still doing my due diligence. A vote on a Supreme Court nominee is a lifetime appointment and when the court decides, it is the law of the land.
- Robert Menendez
(Keywords: Court, Diligence, Land, Law, Vote)
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
- William Penn
(Keywords: Faith, Diligence, Mountains, Patience)
It's basic due diligence to make sure that whenever a foreign entity acquires a controlling interest in a U.S. company that national security isn't threatened.
- Dave Reichert
(Keywords: Company, Diligence, Interest, National security)
To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while.
- Joshua Slocum
(Keywords: Diligence, Laws, Worth, Years)
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
(Keywords: Idea, Inspiration, Diligence, Effort, Vitality)
The Nobel award occasions a unique celebration of the vision of science by the public at large. The prestige the prize confers today is largely due to the extraordinary diligence of the Nobel committees.
- Kenneth G. Wilson
(Keywords: Science, Vision, Diligence, Public, Today)