If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well

If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well.

Prov. If you decide to do something, do it as well as you possibly can. Jill: Do we have to wash the walls before we paint them? It seems like such a lot of extra work. Fred: Yes, we have to. The paint won't stick properly otherwise. If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well. Bruce never did sloppy work. He believed that if something is worth doing, it's worth doing well.
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