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Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. and the best of me is diligence.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.