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Definition of Industrious

Industrious

  1. Given to industry; characterized by diligence; constantly, regularly, or habitually occupied; busy; assiduous; not slothful or idle; -- commonly implying devotion to lawful and useful labor.
  2. Steadily and perseveringly active in a particular pursuit or aim; as, he was negligent in business, but industrious in pleasure; an industrious mischief maker.

Industrious Quotations

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well. - Johann Sebastian Bach
I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
Johann Sebastian Bach

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau

When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man, when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!
John Wesley

It is certain that, because the negligent do not struggle against self, they never achieve peace of soul or do so tardily, and never possess any virtue in its fullness, while the energetic and industrious make notable advances on both fronts.
Saint Ignatius

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
Horace
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Industrious Translations

industrious in Danish is flittig
industrious in Dutch is naarstig, vlijtig, nijver, ijverig
industrious in Finnish is ahkera
industrious in Italian is valente, diligente
industrious in Latin is industrius
industrious in Norwegian is flittig
industrious in Portuguese is aplicado
industrious in Spanish is industrioso, valiente, afanoso
industrious in Swedish is flitig, idog