Word of the Day: Diligence

/ di-lə-jən(t)s /, noun: 1 a.careful and persistent work or effort, “He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.” – Confucius b.the attention and care legally required or expected, “… The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day…” – Abraham Lincoln 2. haste; preserving application.
These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off.” – Giorgio Vasari