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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

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

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

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

If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The best that can be said of my life so far is that it has been industrious, and the best that can be said of me is that I have not pretended to what I was not.
Maria Mitchell
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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

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