OH, if we draw a circle premature,
Heedless of far gain,
Greedy for quick returns of profit, sure
Bad is our bargain!
YOU cannot serve two masters:—you must serve one or other. If your work is first with you, and your fee second; work is your master, and the lord of work, who is God. But if your fee is first with you, and your work second, fee is your master, and the lord of fee, who is the Devil; and not only the Devil, but the lowest of devils—the least erected fiend that fell. So there you have it in brief terms; work first—you are God’s servants; Fee first—you are the Fiend’s.
THE salary in any business under heaven is not the only, nor indeed the first, question. That you should continue to exist is a matter for your own consideration; but that your business should be first honest, and second useful, are points in which honour and morality are concerned.
Robert Louis Stevenson