Word of the Day: Industrious

/ Ĭn-dŭs’trē-əs /, adjective: 1. hard working Synonyms: assiduous, diligent, energetic. “If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.” -Henry David Thoreau “It is certain that, because the negligent do not struggle against self, they never achieve peace of soul or do so tardily, and never possess any virtue in its fullness, while the energetic and industrious make notable advances on both fronts.” -Saint Ignatius