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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

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

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Benjamin Franklin

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Charles Dickens

Creativity itself doesn't care at all about results - the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.
Elizabeth Gilbert
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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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