Diligence Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Diligence of desires.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Johann Gottfried Herder
“As long as we keep our native language on our tongue, we will penetrate so much more deeply the distinctiveness of each language. Here we will find gaps, there superfluity; here riches, there a desert, and we will be able to enrich the poverty of the one with the treasures of the other. For, in what precise relationship do language and mentality stand? Whoever masters the entire scope of one language surveys a field full of thoughts, and whoever learns to express himself precisely in it thereby gathers for himself a treasure of clear concepts. The first words we stammer are the foundation stones of our knowing, and our nurse-maids are our first teachers of logic.”
Johann Gottfried Herder

“Religion requires action, labour, diligence; for it does not consist in airy, empty notions and speculations of the head but in the exercise of the mind and heart. Habits must be exerted; grace, improved. Heaven (that is, all uphill) must be strived for and gotten, as it were, by force and victory.”
John Fox, Time and the End of Time

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We know not what we shall be! We just follow the path with diligence pursuit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Enock Maregesi
“Your mind wants to succeed, but your life does not want; how will you succeed? Success is not an easy thing! Success is allergic to laziness! However, it is amenable to intelligence and diligence.”
Enock Maregesi

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“The natural consequence of diligence and persistence is competence and success.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Jeanette Coron
“Even if you feel like you're giving it your all, but still not seeing the desired results; Keep Going. Sometimes the Key to Your Breakthrough is to Persevere and to Not Give Up.”
Jeanette Coron

“Build a door if opportunity is yet to knock.”
Princess Dr. Mercy Uwakwe

Lailah Gifty Akita
“What you do makes a difference. Do your duty diligently.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Eldon Henson
“Often the only difference between victory and defeat; success and failure; or love and loss might be the diligence with which we pursue something.”
Eldon Henson, Achieving your best day yet!: A more fulfilling career... a more impactful life

Hesiod
“Never procrastinate. Never say you’ll do it tomorrow or the next day. Slow workers never fill their barns. Neither do procrastinators. Diligence does the job.”
Hesiod, Work and Days

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Discharge your duties with all diligence.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Any achievement depends on diligence of the desire.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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