Quotes and Sayings about Diligence



"Everything yields to diligence."
- Antiphanes
(Related: Diligence)

"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
(Related: War, Danger, Diligence, Duty, Now)

"Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence."
- Buddha
(Related: Chaos, Diligence)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Love, Diligence, Fathers, Praise, Scripture)

"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools."
- Confucius
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Determination, Diligence, Habits, Order, Punctuality)

"Diligence is the mother of good fortune."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Mother, Diligence, Fortune)

"I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease."
- John Donne
(Related: 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
(Related: Knowledge, Care, Diligence, Judgment, Nothing)

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Mother, Diligence, Luck)

"Care and diligence bring luck."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Dignity, Diligence, Heaven, Labor, Reward)

"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Diligence, Integrity, Interest)

"He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor."
- Menander
(Related: 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
(Related: Court, Diligence, Land, Law, Vote)

"Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains."
- William Penn
(Related: Faith, Diligence, Mountains, Patience)

"Persevere in virtue and diligence."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Virtue, Diligence)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Science, Vision, Diligence, Public, Today)