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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

Madagascan Proverbs

Nothing is so difficult that diligence cannot master it.

Diligence |

Nikola Tesla

If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. ... I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.

Diligence | Knowing | Little | Object | Witness |

Pope Pius X, aka Saint Pope Pius X and Pope of the Eucharist, born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto NULL

Equal diligence and severity are to be used in examining and selecting candidates for Holy Orders. For, far from the clergy be the love of novelty! God hateth the proud and obstinate mind.

Diligence | God | Love | God |

R. H. Tawney, fully Richard Henry Tawney

If experience has established any one thing in this world, it has established this: that it is well for any great class and description of men in society to be able to say for itself what it wants, and not to have other classes, the so-called educated and intelligent classes, acting for it as its proctors, and supposed to understand its wants and to provide for them.... A class of men may often itself not either fully understand its wants, or adequately express them; but it has a nearer interest and a more sure diligence in the matter than any of its proctors, and therefore a better chance of success.

Better | Chance | Diligence | Experience | Men | Society | Wants | Society | Understand |

Charles Kingsley

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.

Cheerfulness | Diligence | Strength | Will |