Diligence Quotes about careful and persistent effort

diligence quotes

Diligence Quotes are those wake-up calls for all those who need to put forth the real and persistent effort carefully enough to realize their dreams or goals. These quotes tell us that it’s of no worth if somebody just dreams and plans for something big without doing the real work.

There is no overnight success. Actually, to get overnight success, people have to sacrifice the sleep of many nights which are full of activities building up that success bit by bit.

Persistent work with the right kind of care for the quality of work can’t be substituted if you want success – shortcuts can’t help for long. Here go the quotes on diligence for your study.

Diligence Quotes

It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” – Jenny Craig

# diligence quotes # master yourself
“Many people have the ambition to succeed; they may even have special aptitude for their job. And yet they do not move ahead. Why? Perhaps they think that since they can master the job, there is no need to master themselves.” – John Stevenson

Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.” – Nadia Comaneci

# don’t wait # get engaged
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham

# No Procrastination
“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” – Christopher Parker

“The one thing all famous authors, world-class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.” – Mike Dooley

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” – Vince Lombardi

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.” – Evan Esar

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” – J.K. Rowling

# do little things if you can’t do great things
“If you can’t do great things, Mother Teresa used to say, do little things with great love. If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway.” – John Ortberg

“Real success comes in small portions day by day.” – Denis Waitley

# disciplined work
“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but
you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying I wish and start saying I will. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” – David Copperfield

Diligence Quotes and sayings – work diligently

Beware of the man who won’t be bothered with details.” – William Feather

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or
the light won’t come in.” – Isaac Asimov

“I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention” – Diane Sawyer

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

“American Red Cross founder Clara Barton said, The surest test of discipline is its absence. No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

# Best diligence quotes

“The devil tempts all other men, but idle men tempt the devil.” – Turkish Proverb

“The hardest work is to go idle.” – Yiddish Proverb

“Rust wastes more than use.” – French Proverb

“To be prepared is half the victory.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not the attainment. Full effort is full victory.” – Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

What you do off the job determines how far you go on the job. –Zig Ziglar

When you discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them. — Zig Ziglar

When you do more than you are paid to do, the day will come when you will be paid more for what you do. –Zig Ziglar

The world is filled with willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.– Robert Frost, 1875-1963, American Poet

Popular diligence quotes

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.–Gen George S. Patton

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.–Tom Landry

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.–Author

Today is the first day of your life because it has never been before, and today is the last day of your life because it will never be again.–Frederick Buechner

No one has ever drowned in his own sweat.–D.H Thomas

No one ever drowned in sweat.–Author Unknown

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.–Ray Kroc

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Remember that the faith to move mountains always carries a pick.–Author unknown

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.–Charles Buxton, 1823-1871, British brewer,
philanthropist, writer and politician

How can I trust a man to command others who cannot command himself?–ROBERT E. LEE (1807-1870) General, U.S. Confederate Army

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.–Jim Rohn, American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.–German proverb

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.–William Shakespeare, 1564-1616,
English Poet/Dramatist/Playwright

A great man leaves clean work behind him and requires no sweeper up of the chips.– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.–
Thomas Jefferson

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.–Thomas Edison

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A buried talent is never a buried treasure. Talents become treasures only through use.–H. RUPERT

What one has to do usually can be done.–Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.–Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.–Henry David Thoreau

Will is stronger than fact: it can mold and overcome fact.–H.G. Wells

If there is no wind, row.–Latin proverb

The great high-road of human welfare lies along the old highway of steadfast well-doing;
and they who are the most persistent, and work in the true spirit, will invariably be the most successful. Success treads on the heels of every right effort.–Samuel Smiles

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed because there is so little competition.–Elbert Hubbard, 1859-1915, American Author, Publisher

The door to opportunity is marked ‘push.’
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight, but they,
while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The greatest things ever done on earth have been done little by little.–Thomas Guthrie.

You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this, nothing works unless you do.–Nido Qubein, Business consultant and author

Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.–Orison Swett Marden, 1850-1924, American Author, Founder of
Success Magazine

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It is not how many years we live, but what we do with them. It is not what we receive, but what we give to others.–Evangeline Booth, (1865-1950) Social reformer

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.–George Horace Lorimer, 1867-1937, American Editor and Writer

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.–Julie Andrews, British Actress and Singer

There is nothing so fatal to character as half-finished tasks.–David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Statesman and Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.–Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English Author and Critic

God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.–P. D. James

Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.–Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.–Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, 26th President of the United States

If you want to sail your ship in a different direction, you must turn one degree at a time. – Brian Tracy

…much of this book is about creating a culture of discipline. It all starts with disciplined people… do you have a ‘to do’ list? Do you also have a ‘stop doing’ list? Most of us lead busy but undisciplined lives. We have ever-expanding ‘to do’ lists, trying to build momentum by doing, doing, doing-and doing more. And it rarely works.
Those who built the good-to-great companies, however, made as much use of ‘stop doing’ lists as ‘to do’ lists. They
displayed a remarkable discipline to unplug all sorts of extraneous junk.–Jim Collins, Good to Great

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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 (1812-70), English novelist

The surest test of discipline is its absence.–Clara Barton, 1821-1912, American Teacher/Nurse/Humanitarian

Success is dependent upon the glands–sweat glands.–Zig Ziglar

Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I’ll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.–Lawrence Bell

It’s the little things you do day in and day out that count. That’s the way you teach your children.–Amanda Pays, Actor

The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there. When you work, work. When you play, play. Don’t mix the two.–Jim Rohn

I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour beforehand.–Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) Vice Admiral of the Royal Navy

Discipline is not a nasty word.–Pat Riley, American Basketball Coach

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.–Donald Kendall

If I work on a certain move constantly, then finally, it doesn’t seem risky to me. The idea is that the move stays dangerous and it looks dangerous to my foes, but it is not to me. Hard
work has made it easy.–Nadia Comaneci

# diligence quotes

Presence is more than just being there.–Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.–Arland Gilbert

Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart, with a lame endeavor….–Isaac Barrow (1630-1677), Mathematician and theologian

Without discipline, there is no life at all.–Katharine Hepburn

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.–Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919, Scottish-American
Industrialist and Philanthropist

I have studied the enemy all my life … I have studied in detail the account of every one of his battles. I know exactly how he will react under any given set of circumstances. And he hasn’t the slightest idea of what I’m going to do. So when the time comes, I am going to whip him.–George S. Patton

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.–Saint Jerome

Most people spend their entire lives on a fantasy island called ‘Someday I’ll.’–Denis Waitley

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.–Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Novelist and Pulitzer Prize

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.–Albert Einstein

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that
ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.–Thomas H. Huxley

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The greatest composer does not sit down to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.–Ernest Newman

The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy won’t work if you won’t.–Zig Ziglar

Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.–Zig Ziglar

Forever is composed of nows.–Emily Dickinson

Let us do our duty in our shop or in our kitchen, in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and
knew that victory for mankind depends on our bravery, strength, and skill.–Theodore Parker

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.–Benjamin Disraeli

Inspiration comes of working every day.–Charles Baudelaire

I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it.
Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win. If you don’t you won’t.–Bruce Jenner

Sayings on Diligence

Don’t be disquieted in time of adversity. Be firm with dignity and self-reliant with vigor.–
Chiang Kai-Shek

# diligence quotes

There is a man in the world who never gets turned down,
wherever he chances to stray;
He gets the glad hand in the populous town,
or out where the farmers make hay;
He is greeted with pleasure on deserts of sand,
and deep in the aisles of the woods;
Wherever he goes there is a welcoming hand–
he’s the man who delivers the goods.
–Walt Whitman

Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.–Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.–Alexander Woollcott

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find that it simply means to follow through.–F. W. Nichol

Have the dogged determination to follow through to achieve your goal; regardless of circumstances or whatever other people say, think or do.–Paul Meyer

It is better to be faithful than famous.–Teddy Roosevelt

I believe that good things come to those who work.–Wilt Chamberlain

The effort put forth diligently brings success – careful and persistent approach

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs … one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

“Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won’t get it done.” – Pat Riley

“For the resolute and determined there is time and opportunity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties.” – Jim Rohn

Discipline is doing within, while you do without.” – Denis Waitley

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