Quotes of Diligent

“ Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain, the lazy one never. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you. ”

- Bible

“ If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere. ”

- Unknown

“ Better to be busy than to be busy worrying. ”

- Angela Lansbury

“ The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ It's not enough to be busy. The question is: What are we busy about? ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should be made. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly I can!" - and get busy and find out how to do it. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then — we elected them. ”

- Lily Tomlin

“ It's going to be over soon, so I don't really have time to get busy. ”

- Ursula Andress

“ To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. ”

- Buddha

“ I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman. ”

- Laurence Olivier

“ It's not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy. ”

- Terry Pratchett

“ For some reason, his pool-hall education gets far more ink than his master's degree. And most important, he's part of a hardworking showbiz tradition that doesn't make films, it makes ''pictures. ”

- Peter Falk

“ The pedant and the priest have always been the most expert of logicians — and the most diligent disseminators of nonsense and worse. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ The poor and the busy have no leisure for sentimental sorrow. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. ”

- Bible

“ I've spent the last year listening to Americans, and the state of the union that George W. Bush lives in is very different from the state that most hardworking Americans are living in. ”

- Joseph Lieberman

“ When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ As a writer, one is busy with archaeology. ”

- Michael Ondaatje

“ I'm too busy acting like I'm not Naive. I've seen it all, I was here first. ”

- Kurt Cobain

“ Diligent as one must be in learning, one must be as diligent in forgetting; otherwise the process is one of pedantry, not culture. ”

- Albert J. Nock

“ No naturalist has devoted more painstaking attention to the structure of the barnacles than Mr. Darwin. ”

- Richard Owen

“ It's a reality we have to understand. (O'Neal) has to be more diligent. We have to be more diligent protecting him. We need him in the game. ”

- Pat Riley

“ Since doing the show I've been so busy that I've not really had time to mope. ”

- Kim Cattrall

“ The diligent scholar is he that loves himself, and desires to have reason to applaud and love himself. ”

- William Godwin

“ Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy. ”

- Grandma Moses

“ The superior person does not try to stuff himself when he eats… and is diligent in his work and careful in speech. Such a person is someone who can definitely be considered to love learning. ”

- Confucius

“ While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things. ”

- St. Francis De Sales
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