• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Diligency Diligence; care; persevering endeavor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diligency Same as diligence.
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”
  • Menander of Athens
    Menander of Athens
    “He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. and the best of me is diligence.”
  • John Donne
    “I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. diligentia,


In literature:

There is one branch diligently taught in a backwoods school.
"The Hoosier Schoolmaster" by Edward Eggleston
My diligence and patience must recommend themselves.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
The son of a criminal who had suffered death, a throne was the meed of his diligence and ability.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
John Dietrich was a handsome, smart boy, diligent at school, and obedient at home.
"Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian" by Various
This discovery, however, did not in the least degree diminish his diligent preparation.
"The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne" by Andrew A. Bonar
At any rate they made very diligent search at this point.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
While at Zaandam, Peter finished a sixty gun ship, upon which he had worked diligently from the laying of the keel.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Then double every degree of your Rlodnr, and by the law of mixture and conjunction work them diligently together.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
All the rest of the day, he worked with such diligence and effect that Walther bade him rest.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
An agent is bound to exercise ordinary diligence and reasonable skill; and he is responsible only for the want thereof.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young

In poetry:

Most diligent of teachers then,
But now with all to learn,
She breathed beyond a thought of men,
Though formed to make men burn.
"The Years Had Worn Their Season's Belt" by George Meredith
Kind friend, you do not know how much
I prize this time-ly treasure,
So dainty, diligent, and such
A constant source of pleasure.
"The Little Clock" by Hattie Howard
Whoe'er would have the sins forgiven,
Whereby he has offended heaven,
He must with diligence pursue
Those useful Precepts, that ensue.
"Advice To Those Who Are Desirous Of Obtaining God's Favour, And Forgiveness Of Their Sins" by Rees Prichard
D was a diligent Doe,
In summer she shovelled the snow;
In the spring and the fall
She did nothing at all,
And in winter the grass she would mow.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Let them not, on the sabbaths, roam abroad,
But make them search with care the sacred page,
And do with diligence the work of God,
Ere they in any other work engage.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Sir, for your diligence I give you many thanks,
These things I receive at your hand;
I pray you to me show, whereby that I might know,
What pleasures hath a servingman?
"God Speed The Plow, And Bless The Corn-Mow. A Dialogue Between The Husbandman And Servingman" by Anonymous British

In news:

They worked diligently to get our power back on after the storm of July 2.
Real estate due diligence , like dating is necessary to find the "One"…property.
It's possible to get both of these to bear fruit under those circumstances, but you'll need to be diligent .
My father taught me about honor, diligence , purpose and commitment.
Birmingham police chief, mayor praise investigators' diligence in arson probe leading to fellow officers.
Innovative Medical Company Turns to the Cloud to Simplify the Document-Intensive Due Diligence Process.
Experts say changing behaviors for the better requires diligence , support.
The Due Diligence Assessment Guide is a useful tool to ensure that you obtain all of the relevant information required from a prospective business partner prior to contract signing.
Don't forget your due diligence .
Environment Oregon Gov Wants Due Diligence on Coal-Export Projects.
He believes his most recent book "Obama's Wars," which is about the president's decision-making regarding the Afghanistan conflict, showed diligence .
Cascade Locks Prepares For Nestle' With Due Diligence .
Indoor navigation is the next frontier for personal and machine navigation — and many experts are out there now, working diligently on it.
Gray wolf numbers in the US are at their highest point in years thanks to diligent restoration work.
Louis Jeune is a young, CHTAEF- Haiti Project student who has diligently learned English.

In science:

We will merely outline the description here and leave the details to the diligent reader.
On equations defining coincident root loci
Artificial mathematicians are far less ingenious and subtle than human mathematicians, but they surpass their human counterparts by being infinitely more patient and diligent.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
This is done by estimating Gm and by a diligent choice of the free parameter m.
Learning Trigonometric Polynomials from Random Samples and Exponential Inequalities for Eigenvalues of Random Matrices
The diligent reader can verify all that we claim by direct computation in E (S ).
Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need not be free
All the players in α are honest and diligently follow Π′ .
A New Look at Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Generals