The degree to which you attend to corner conditions times the degree to which you succumb to decorations is constant. The fact that decorations so often pose a danger, and that care consists of attending to corner conditions, is the basis of Benjamin Franklin’s saying, “Want of care does more damage than want of knowledge.” (-and is the basis of A. E. Housman’s observation: “As long as the sun and moon endure / Luck’s a chance, but trouble’s sure.”) Doing right ultimately consists of attending to corner conditions. Hence a good rule of life is: “Keep calm and proofread.”
“It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”
— C. S. Lewis
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