no man can serve two masters

no man can serve two masters

To divide one's attention, efforts, or loyalty between more than one profession, company, goal, pursuit, etc., will result in none of them being done properly. A: "His work has really started to suffer ever since he started that second job." B: "Well, what do you expect? No man can serve two masters." I thought I could write in my spare time while I paid the bills with my day job, but I find I just get too burnt out doing it. I suppose I need to choose one or the other, since no man can serve to masters.
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No man can serve two masters.

Prov. You cannot work for two different people, organizations, or purposes in good faith, because you will end up favoring one over the other. (Biblical.) Al tried going to school and working, both full-time, but soon discovered that he could not serve two masters.
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