Word of the Month: Diligence

dil·i·gence /ˈdiləjəns/ noun: careful and persistent work or effort
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. Samuel Johnson, 1709 – 1784
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 551 BCE – 479 BCE
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. Abigail Adams, 1744 – 1818