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Benjamin Franklin

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough. Let us then be up and doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.

Character | Diligence | Enough | Little | Perplexity | Prodigality | Purpose | Purpose | Time |

John H. Vincent, fully John Heyl Vincent

I will this day try to live a simple, sincere, and serene life; repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike trust in God.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Character | Charity | Cheerfulness | Conversation | Day | Diligence | Discontent | Fidelity | God | Habit | Life | Life | Magnanimity | Self | Service | Silence | Thought | Trust | Will | Thought |

Daniel Webster

Accuracy and diligence are much more necessary to a lawyer than great comprehension of mind, or brilliancy of talent.

Accuracy | Character | Diligence | Mind |

Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux

We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.

Imagination | Law | Nature | Truth | Wisdom |

Helen Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller

What is the use of such terrible diligence as many tire themselves out with, if they always postpone their exchange of smiles with Beauty and Joy to cling to irksome duties and relations?

Beauty | Diligence | Joy | Beauty |

Laws of Manu, Manava-dharma-sastra NULL

Let a wise man, like a driver of horses, exert diligence in restraint of his senses, straying among seductive sensual objects.

Diligence | Man | Restraint | Wise |

Mario Puzo, fully Mario Gianluigi Puzo

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.

Men |

Peggy Noonan, born Margaret Ellen Noonan

Most people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn't take the drug money.

Enough | Man | Money | People | Wife |

Adam Smith

The time and study, the genius, knowledge, and application requisite to qualify an eminent teacher of the sciences, are at least equal to what is necessary for the greatest practitioners in law and physic. But the usual reward of the eminent teacher bears no proportion to that of the lawyer or physician... The inequality is upon the whole, perhaps, rather advantageous than hurtful to the public. It may somewhat degrade the profession of a public teacher; but the cheapness of literary education is surely an advantage which greatly overbalances this trifling inconveniency.

Education | Genius | Inequality | Knowledge | Law | Public | Reward | Study | Time | Teacher |

Author Unknown NULL

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

Diligence | Perseverance | Skill | Strength |

Francis Bacon

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. 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.

Attention | Books | Diligence |

John Donne

I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.

Diligence | Disease |

Menander, aka Menander of Athens NULL

All things are attained by diligence and toil.

Diligence |

Menander, aka Menander of Athens NULL

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

Despair | Diligence | Labor | Need |

Spanish Proverbs

One lawyer makes work for another.

Work |

Francis Bacon

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.

Books | Diligence |