Diligence Quotes

Quotes tagged as "diligence" (showing 1-30 of 141)
Seneca
“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Kelly Skeete
“Becoming more than you are in life takes diligence and practice and yes a little bit of luck.”
Kelly Skeete, YOU DESERVE THE WORLD 9 Life Lessons I Wish Someone Told Me Sooner

“Not until you get an extra and a lasting oil, do not over rejoice now just because you have a lamp that keeps shining on your path!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Monoculturalism results in the devaluation of diligence and hard work”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“The diligent and focused work that was associated with black people was portrayed as something negative”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“Reluctance to “work like a negro” that is to work diligently deprives a person of attaining a promising future”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“A person who remains focused and works diligently will eventually develop essential skills and expertise”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“The one who labors diligently has the present and future”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

“Foreigners are not idlers, they are industrious and diligent”
Sunday Adelaja, The Danger Of Monoculturalism In The XXI Century

Atul Gawande
“The seemingly easiest and most sensible rule for a doctor to follow is: Always Fight. Always look for what more you could do.”
Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Atul Gawande
“The seemingly easiest and most sensible rule for a doctor to follow is: Always Fight. Always look for what more you could do. (...)

But our fight is not always to do more. It is to do right by our patients, even though what is right is not always clear.”
Atul Gawande, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

“How much you want something is reflected in your persistence, your commitment, your perseverance, and your consistent effort. Simply put: If you want something you've got to put the work in. Nothing comes from nothing.”
Akiroq Brost

Steven K. Scott
“True diligence runs contrary to human nature.”
Steven K. Scott, The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness

“It takes practice, but it gets easier.”
Akiroq Brost

“We are all called to tread different paths on our journey to destiny. Howbeit, be diligent with the much or little entrusted into your hands.”
Kelechi Erondu

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