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Definition of Diligence

Diligence

  1. The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of negligence.
  2. Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.
  3. Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
  4. A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.

Diligence Quotations

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Abigail Adams

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

The thing about tennis is if you stay off for two weeks, or just for three days, you can lose your rhythm quickly. So it's just a question of constant diligence and vigilance.
Venus Williams

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Confucius

The Nobel award occasions a unique celebration of the vision of science by the public at large. The prestige the prize confers today is largely due to the extraordinary diligence of the Nobel committees.
Kenneth G. Wilson
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Diligence Translations

diligence in Latin is diligentia
diligence in Norwegian is flid
diligence in Swedish is arbetsamhet, flit
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