Quotes on “Diligence”

//Quotes on “Diligence”

Quotes on “Diligence”

Diligence … begins by determining and fully understanding the task before me, and then acts to apply myself to the task with unremitting attention until I have completed it as well as I am able.

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
1547-1616, Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet
“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”
  Confucius
BC 551-479, Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher
“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”
  Samuel Johnson
1709-1784, British Author
“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”
  Menander of Athens
BC 342-291 Greek Dramatic Poet
“That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in, and the best of me is diligence.”
  William Shakespeare
1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor
Diligence in employments of less consequence is the most successful introduction to greater enterprises.”
  Sir Francis Drake
“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”
  Abraham Lincoln
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”
  Holy Bible (NAS)
Ecclesiastes 9:10
“What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence.”
  John Milton
1608-1674, British Poet
“The lapse to indolence is soft and imperceptible, because it is only a mere cessation of activity; but the return to diligence is difficult, because it implies a change from rest to motion, from privation to reality.”
  Source Unknown
“A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.”
  Chinese Proverb
“Nothing is so difficult that diligence cannot master it.”
  Malagasy Proverb
“The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slack will be put to forced labor.”
  Holy Bible (NAS)
Proverbs 12:24

 

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