Diligence Quotes

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“The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject... And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them... Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memory of us will have been effaced.”
Seneca, Natural Questions

Rudyard Kipling
“Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!' and sitting in the shade.”
Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse

Martin Luther
“There are two days in my calendar: This day and that Day.”
Martin Luther

Atul Gawande
“We always hope for the easy fix: the one simple change that will erase a problem in a stroke. But few things in life work this way. Instead, success requires making a hundred small steps go right - one after the other, no slipups, no goofs, everyone pitching in.”
Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Samuel Johnson
“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.”
Samuel Johnson, The Life Of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 4

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Yamamoto Tsunetomo
“When one is writing a letter, he should think that the recipient will make it into a hanging scroll.”
Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

“Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Chuck Close

Charlotte Brontë
“It is hard work to control the workings of inclination and turn the bent of nature; but that it may be done, I know from experience. God has given us, in a measure, the power to make our own fate: and when our energies seem to demand a sustenance they cannot get--when our will strains after a path we may not follow--we need neither starve from inanition, not stand still in despair: we have but to seek another nourishment for the mind, as strong as the forbidden fruit it longed to taste--and perhaps purer; and to hew out for the adventurous foot a road as direct and broad as the one Fortune has blocked up against us, if rougher than it.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Jane Austen
“Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawingup at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through—and very good lists they were—very well chosen, and very neatly arranged—sometimes alphabetically, and sometimes by some other rule. The list she drew up when only fourteen—I remember thinking it did her judgment so much credit, that I preserved it some time; and I dare say she may have made out a very good list now. But I have done with expecting any course of steady reading from Emma. She will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, and a subjection of the fancy to the understanding.”
Jane Austen, Emma

Nikola Tesla
“If he [Thomas Edison] had a needle to find in a haystack, he would not stop to reason where it was most likely to be, but would proceed at once with the feverish diligence of a bee, to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. … Just a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety percent of his labor.”
Nikola Tesla

Antonin Sertillanges
“The reward of a work is to have produced it; the reward of effort is to have grown by it.”
Antonin Sertillanges, The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

Charles Dickens
“I mean a man whose hopes and aims may sometimes lie (as most men's sometimes do, I dare say) above the ordinary level, but to whom the ordinary level will be high enough after all if it should prove to be a way of usefulness and good service leading to no other. All generous spirits are ambitious, I suppose, but the ambition that calmly trusts itself to such a road, instead of spasmodically trying to fly over it, is of the kind I care for.”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House

Isaac Watts
“Do not spend the day in gathering flowers by the way side, lest night come upon you before you arrive at your journey's end, and then you will not reach it.”
Isaac Watts, Logic: The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry After Truth

Amit Kalantri
“Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Daniel Defoe
“Diligence and Application have their due Encouragement, even in the remotest Parts of the World, and that no Case can be so low, so despicable, or so empty of Prospect, but that an unwearied Industry will go a great way to deliver us from it, will in time raise the meanest Creature to appear again in the World, and give him a new Case for his Life.”
Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders

John Locke
“...but since He gave it them for their benefit and the greatest conveniences of life they were capable to draw form it, it cannot be supposed He meant it should always remain common and uncultivated. He gave it to the use of the industrious and rational (and labour was to be his title to it)...”
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government

Israelmore Ayivor
“Fame is not the reason why brands are created and erected. Be diligent, focused and chain unceasing prayers to God who will continue giving you cheers.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“Do your duty with diligence.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Dharmendra Rai
“Why did Steve Jobs , Mark Zuckerberg & Barack Obama decide on wearing identical clothes every day ?

Should you weigh yourself everyday ?

What is the best way known to mankind to deal with unfinished corporate tasks ?

What are the best foods for corporate success ?

If you don’t know even one of these answers for sure then you risk working seriously below your potential & will never be as successful & as rich as you have the opportunity to be”
Dharmendra Rai , The Corporate Willpower Book

Dharmendra Rai
“A CEO needs willpower to power through his colossal corporate challenges”
Dharmendra Rai , The Corporate Willpower Book

Dharmendra Rai
“These were just 2 examples out of several people who had used a tremendous amount of willpower to achieve super success & still hadn’t mastered willpower enough to avoid massive failures . It is ironical that both of them had will in their names !
Clearly willpower is something you need to work on everyday else doom will creep into your life”
Dharmendra Rai , The Corporate Willpower Book

Dharmendra Rai
“Willpower is one of the 2 most important traits needed for success as identified by scientists . It is more important than the second trait . What is the second trait ? Find out in this book”
Dharmendra Rai, The Corporate Willpower Book

“Mihai loomed over me. 'Your choice,' he said encouragingly. 'Do you want to make it because you could have done a little bit more? You can suffer now and be a champion for the rest of your life. Or you can rest and risk a different outcome. Keep pushing, Aly....”
Aly Raisman, Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything

“I am not better than you, some of you are even more spiritual than me. But the path we walk is a very delicate and sensitive one that requires diligence and divine wisdom to navigate. And as we navigate, put into consideration these two: Humility and Service.”
Victor UzihBen

“In the house of the diligent, there will always be an abundance of food, but the sluggard will always beg for bread.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
“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 Saavedra

“Queen Elizabeth II showed diligence to duty until her final days.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“You must remain persistently committed to your definite course with strong will of determination of diligence to divine duty.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Do the work with due diligence.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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