taking responsibility for the quality of what one is responsible for

a.k.a. diligence

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • half-assedness
  • inattention
  • neglect
  • negligence

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” ―Benjamin Franklin (as Poor Richard)
  • “Whatever wholesome states there are, they are all rooted in diligence, converge upon diligence, and diligence is reckoned the best of them all.” ―the Buddha Anguttara Nikaya x:15