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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Diligence
 
A man diligent in business shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.  Bible.  1
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.  2
Diligence is the mother of success.  Don Quixote.  3
The lapse to indolence is soft and imperceptible, but the return to diligence is difficult.  Rambler.  4
To perfect diligence nothing is difficult.  Chinese.  5
 
 
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