Acting after due Consi
Act after taking into account the cost, The benefit and the resultant net. Nothing is hard for him who acts with Worthy counsels weighing facts. The wise will never, in the hope of profit, Launch an undertaking to lose their capital. Those who fear the disgrace of failure Will not launch thoughtless ventures. Ill considered aggressive operations serve Only to mobilize and strengthen the enemy. It is ruinous to do what should not be done, And ruinous to leave undone what should be done. Think before you launch. To launch and then think is disgrace. Undetermined efforts of any scheme Are bound to fail even if backed by many. Even perfect schemes can fail when there is Imperfection in the division of labour. Think and act without incurring scorn. The world will not approve what is improper.